Nominations open for RIRDC’s Rural Women’s Award

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The 2015 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation’s (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award, supported by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA, CBH Group and Westpac, are now open for nominations.

Nominations open for RIRDC's Rural Women’s Award
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The Award identifies and supports emerging leaders with an eye for innovation, productivity and sustainability within the primary industries. It provides support for women who contribute to their communities and encourages primary industries and rural communities to embrace diversity in leadership.

“The award supports and recognises the leadership role of women within their community and the outstanding contribution they make to agriculture and rural WA. The award recipient will receive a $10,000 bursary towards a project or initiative that will benefit primary industries and rural Australia,” said Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston in a media release.

“This bursary can be used for a number of purposes including formal training in leadership and business management, overseas study tours, the development of business plans and pilot programs, conferences and industry forums or educational and promotional programs.”

The Award is open to all women in primary industries and rural Western Australia.

Aside from the $10,000 bursary, the Western Australia winner will also have the chance to attend the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course in Canberra with other State and Territory winners and represent WA at the national awards.

Applications should be submitted no later than 31 October 2014.