The Australian Women in Agrculture (AWiA) Conference 2016 will occurin Canberra on September 9-11, and the conference is once again calling on rural women to take part with six scholarships available.
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This year, an exciting line up of rural leaders will reflect on their journeys, discuss different forms of leadership and how rural womencan influence decision making right up to government level.

Sarah Powell, the 2015 Rural Industries Research and Development (RIRDC) RuralWomanof the Year winner will discuss her project developing future leaders and halting the decline of rural communities through mentoring and sport.

Leadership in the boardroom and beyond will be discussed by Lucinda Corrigan and Simone Jolliffe.

Lucinda Corrigan is the director at Meat and Livestock Australia and wasWomenin Australian Agribusiness Leader in 2014 with an interest in ethical governance, transparency and accountability that enable change.

Simone Jolliffe is the deputy president of Australian Dairy Farmers and is passionate about supporting farmers at the grassroots.

Tania Chapman will discuss the importance of leadership in managing change. Tania is the Chair of Citrus Australia and the chair of The Voice of Horticulture- and sits on the newly formed ACCCAgcommittee.

Tania was awarded the 2012 RIRDC Victorian ruralwomanof the year, and a Nuffield Scholarship in 2014.

Deputy leader of the Nationals, Minister for Regional Development, Regional Communications and Local Government and TerritoriesFiona Nashwill discuss grassroots input into policy.

Finally, Professor Leslie Chenoweth AO will use her expertise in social work, regional practice and community capacity building to reflect on leadership and influencing decision making.

“Speakers have been chosen that will not just inspire but to enable conference delegates to step up and become leaders in their own businesses and communities,” AWiA conference coordinator Nerida Cullen said.

“We aim to inform about the many different ways thatwomencan influence the agricultural agenda from the dining table, to the boardroom table to the political table.”

Ffor further information contact AWiA secretary Val lang at [email protected]南京夜网419论坛or on 0407 054 823.

For more information on the conference, go toawia.org419论坛/2016-awia-conference, or follow AWiA’s social media at facebook南京夜网/AustWomenInAg

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