Category Archives: Women leaders

Leading women in agriculture

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual Emma’s plans for a mentoring program to help young women in agriculture feel confident and supported. 2017 NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award finalist Emma Doyle lives in Armidale in the Northern Tablelands region of … Continue reading

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Don’t miss out on applying for inspiring Rural Women’s Award – 2 weeks left to apply

There’s just two weeks left to apply for the new-look 2018 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award. Emerging women leaders are encouraged to apply for Australia’s leading Award in acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural and regional businesses, industries … Continue reading

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Hayley’s ‘Big Sky’ ideas

by Hayley Purbrick, Big Sky Ideas As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual A finalist in the 2017 NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award, Hayley Purbrick has a vision to create vibrant small town communities across regional NSW filled with people who think like entrepreneurs.  Through … Continue reading

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Pathways to ag for young people

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. 2017 Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award (RWA) winner, Sandra Ireson, runs a beef and sheep operation near Booligal with her husband and their three children. She has a … Continue reading

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Meet NSW/ACT Rural Women’s Award Alumni Member – Diana Gibbs

Diana Gibbs is an economist with post-graduate qualifications in Environmental Studies. She is the principal partner of a consulting practice based on resource economic analyses and strategic planning, with clients throughout Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. A partner … Continue reading

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Meet NSW/ACT Rural Women’s Award Alumni Member – Corinne Annetts

Corinne Annetts owns and operates Sunhill Dairy Goats and Sunhill Skin Essentials. Based in the heart of the New England she established her boutique business in 2010 to provide a new and unique goat’s milk product range for the everyday … Continue reading

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Meet Aimee Snowdon – NSW/ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Alumni Member

The RIRDC Rural Women’s Award has been running for 21 years and acknowledges women’s leadership capacity in effecting change and influence through connecting and collaborating.  Each week we will be featuring an Alumni member who has a keen interest in … Continue reading

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The Podmore Foundation – Returning Opportunity, one determined student at a time

by Narelle Sargent, Podmore Foundation As featured in  The Country Web 2016 Annual. In 2007, a group of Duntroon classmates from the 1970s, all but one from immigrant or single-mother families, established the Podmore Foundation (Podmore) in gratitude for the … Continue reading

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Women leaders: Mona Shindy

Mona Shindy is not the typical privileged white corporate success story.
Captain Mona Shindy has seen 26 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy. She has won numerous awards and achieved seniority in an organisation not traditionally given to promoting women. Mona immigrated from Egypt when she was three-years-old, and is rightly proud of the success and the she has found in Australia. Continue reading

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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Hayley Purbrick

We are happy to introduce you to our fourth amazing Finalist for the 2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. Hayley Purbrick’s passion is for communication, people and agriculture. Hailing from the Riverina town of Deniliquin, her work is empowering smaller … Continue reading

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