2010 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award nominations now open
Women involved in primary industries are encouraged to enter the 2010 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Women’s Award.
Western Australian RIRDC award co-ordinator Kerry Regan said applications for this prestigious annual award, now it its 11th year, were open until 15 October, coinciding with World Rural Women’s Day.
Ms Regan said she encouraged WA women working in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, natural resource management and related service industries to enter the award, which she says continues to play a pivotal role in the revitalisation of rural Australia.
“The award recognises and encourages the vital contribution women make to rural Australia. It gives rural women a chance to discover their strengths and build their capacity to contribute to primary industries and rural Australia,” she said.
The winner receives a $10,000 bursary aimed at assisting them to develop their skills and contribute to profitable and sustainable primary industries in Western Australia.
“The money may be used for a variety of projects including overseas study tours, formal training in marketing and promotion, creating new markets or even writing a book,” Ms Regan said.
Award State and Territory winners and runners-up will be offered the opportunity to participate in an Australian Institute of Company Director Leadership program to enable them to build on their leadership, management and business skills.
For nomination forms and further information visit www.ruralwomensaward.gov.au or contact Edwina Close on 0417 727 544 or Kerry Regan on 9368 3182.
The Western Australian RIRDC Awards are kindly supported by the Department of Agriculture and Food and CBH Group.
Kerry Regan, RRR Network Executive Officer, 9368 3182 or 0429 370 960
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