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About nswrwn

NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.

Bright, strong and fearless

Horizon scholars’ vision for the future of women in Australian agriculture. Dallas Pearce, AgriFutures Australia. Agriculture is ingrained in the hearts and minds of three female students recently awarded a 2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship. Fond memories are brought to mind … Continue reading

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Leading women in agriculture: people, place, purpose

Kate Lorimer-Ward, Deputy Director General DPI Agriculture, Orange As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Tell me about your childhood, family, home and work? I was born on a property at Nymagee called ‘Trugannini’, to Bruce and Patty Lorimer. I … Continue reading

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Little Wings

by Richelle Koller, CEO Little Wings As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual Little Wings is a not-for-profit organisation providing a free flight and ground transport service to seriously ill children and their families from the country who are needing … Continue reading

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Engineer’s ambitious dream is empowering women

By Sophia Hoffenberg. As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. 2018 NSW-ACT AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award (RWA) winner, Jillian Kilby, approaches life optimistically, with the logical thinking of a civil engineer, the roll-up-your-sleeves attitude of a farmer’s daughter from Coonamble, and … Continue reading

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The art of celebrating regional women

By Sarah McEwan, Sandigo As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. On Sunday 10 August 2010, my husband Vic and I closed the roller door of our Marrickville home for the very last time. We can still remember that feeling … Continue reading

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Women who gather

by Marg Carroll OAM, Molong As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Picture this, two friends driving along, brimming with ideas and talking 19 to the dozen about the marvelous weekend they had just had! That was Ronnie Hazelton … Continue reading

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The burden of drought amazingly discovers my real purpose in life

by Karen Weller, Winton New South Wales What devastation we have experienced statewide in this current drought! It is hard to even comprehend how widespread this particular drought has been to primary producers this year. It is tiring us out … Continue reading

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Feedback is not a dirty word

by Janine Garner, Connected Leadership As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Strategising, planning, managing cash flow; these are all practical essentials of leadership. Do them well, and you will be a good leader. But to be a great and … Continue reading

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Rural Resilience Program

by Karen Sowter, Scone DPI Rural Support Worker, Hunter As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. I would describe myself as creative, curious, passionate and determined. Living in rural Australia my heart lies in agritourism and agri-education—through opening farm gates … Continue reading

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Write your story

by Kasia Gospos, Leaders in Heels As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Stories are powerful. They can change our lives. They can change the world. Storytelling is an art that everyone can master. You may not realise that … Continue reading

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