New pathway for women in ag leadership

New pathway for women in ag leadership

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On International Women’s’ Day, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has announced a new pathway to leadership for women in agriculture.

The National Farmers’ Federation have announced a new pathway to leadership for women in agriculture.

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NEW PROGRAM: NFF president Fiona Simson believes women have been the backbone of farming since agriculture began in Australia.

NEW PROGRAM: NFF president Fiona Simson believes women have been the backbone of farming since agriculture began in Australia.

The Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program will act as a mentoring opportunity and applications have opened. 

NFF president Fiona Simson said women have been the backbone of farming since agriculture began in Australia.

“However female representation on farm is not matched in the senior ranks and around the board tables of our farm representative organisations and agribusinesses,” she said. 

The federal government and leading agribusinesses have teamed up with the NFF to bring about 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,” Ms Simson said. 

Graduates of the leadership 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 component of the program is a pledge by the program’s partners to achieve meaningful change towards increased gender diversity.

“As the first female President of the NFF, I am passionate about ensuring the many, many women that make up our sector, have equal opportunity to realise their ag leadership goals,”Ms Simson said. 

To apply or to find out more visit the website farmers.org.au/get-involved/campaigns/diversity-in-agricultural-leadership. 

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