Agriculture joins forces to forge a new pathway for women in ag leadership
On International Womens’ Day, National Farmers’ Federation announces new pathway to leadership for women in agriculture.
Applications are now open for the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program mentoring opportunity.
Women have been the backbone of farming since agriculture began in our nation.
However, the fact remains, female representation on farms is not matched in the senior ranks and around the board tables of our farm representative organisations and agribusinesses.
To work towards correcting this, the Federal Government and leading agribusinesses have teamed up with the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) to effect transformational change.
“Today, we are calling on women over 25 years of age, who have already began their leadership journey, to apply be a part of a one-on-one mentoring program.”
With their mentor, each mentoree will identify their ‘leadership goals’, outline steps to achieving these goals and, and put in place steps to measure progress towards these goals.
Graduates of the program will go on to be a part of a valuable alumni of skilled female leaders with aspirations to apply their leadership skills across our agricultural sector.
A key element of the Diversity in Ag Leadership Program, is a commitment by NFF Partners to achieving meaningful change towards increased gender diversity.
As the first female President of the NFF, Fiona Simson is passionate about ensuring the many, many women that make up the sector have equal opportunity to realise their ag leadership goals.
See if you can join with the NFF and their Partners in supporting efforts to even the gender ledger in the leadership ranks of agriculture.