Category Archives: Women leaders

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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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Sandra Ireson

We are happy to introduce you to the third of our four amazing Finalists for the 2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. Sandra Ireson is from the Riverina town of Booligal in NSW. She has a keen interest in developing … Continue reading

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I am an Australian – Just like you

I am an Australian. I was a refugee. And I am of Vietnamese heritage. I was just seven years old when I witnessed my birth country crumble in front of my eyes. I watched as people, confused and frightened, scrambled to get onto boats, screaming and crying as they rushed anywhere their feet could take them. It was total chaos. Continue reading

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Role models for wool

Guest Blog submitted by Lynne Strong,  National Program Director – Picture You in Agriculture The Australian wool industry derives great benefits from participants who stand as role models for the industry’s future leaders.  “I would define a role model as … Continue reading

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Farmer and food blogger takes out national Rural Women’s Award

Source: RIRDC 14 September 2016 Sophie Hansen, a deer farmer, food blogger and author from Orange, NSW has been announced as the national winner of the 2016 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. The award celebrates brilliant women and the positive impact … Continue reading

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4 days left to nominate your Hidden Treasure!

Have you nominated your Hidden Treasure yet? There are only FOUR days left to nominate a Hidden Treasure from your community. Volunteers are so important to our regions. They contribute over $5 billion annually to NSW and without them many … Continue reading

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2016 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award finalists announced

Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair has announced four inspiring leaders, from right across the state’s regions, as finalists in the 2016NSW-ACT Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women’s Award. The finalists are: Sophie Hansen from Orange Fiona Mead … Continue reading

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The early bird catches the worm!!

Hurry, early bird registrations close today! Have you got you registration for the 2015 NSW Rural Women’s Gathering at Glen Innes? For more information: Glen Innes Program and Registration Register at: Gather in the Glen

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Women in Dairy – a new generation

As featured in issue 60 of The Country Web – Young Women of Influence. Women in Dairy is a new not-for-profit group that has been developed by local women Ali Duckworth and Nicole Nicholls. They represent a dynamic group of … Continue reading

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