We know there are some bloody awesome rural women both actively involved in WA’s invaluable Volunteer Bush Fire Service and not directly involved but supporting others who are.
Please share this article around in your town and make sure every single woman who should be acknowledged for the work they donate to our community is nominated!
Click the link half way down on the Minister’s media statement below for the nomination procedure.
- Call for nominations for 2019 WA AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award
- Award to celebrate and inspire the next generation of female leaders
Leading and inspiring rural and regional women in Western Australia are encouraged to step forward for the 2019 Rural Women’s Award.
The prestigious annual award recognises the tremendous role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities.
The WA winner will receive a $10,000 bursary to drive their project vision, and gains access to professional development and alumni networks.
The Rural Women’s Award is an initiative of AgriFutures Australia, supported in Western Australia by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
Nominations are now open and close on Wednesday October 31, 2018. More information is available at http://www.agrifutures.com.au/rwa
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
“We have seen many accomplished WA women win this award and go on to be inspiring champions for their industry and community.
“This year’s WA recipient, Darrylin Gordon, is a Jaru cattlewoman from Halls Creek who will compete at the national awards in Canberra next month.
“Darrylin works to empower her people and is using her award bursary to develop a program of work orientation and mentoring at Lamboo Station.
“Darrylin, like many of our recipients, has shown that location is no barrier to making a difference and driving prosperity in regional Western Australia.
“Women in regional Western Australia who are ready to take the next step in becoming future leaders and role models can nominate now for the 2019 WA AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.”