Local Nationals MPs are encouraging Gippsland women involved in primary industries, who are passionate about their work and their community, to nominate for the 2016 Rural Women’s Award.
Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDIC) Rural Women’s Award supported women both financially and professionally.
“This award will assist rural women in leadership roles to enhance their industry and grow their leadership capacity,” Mr Northe said.
“The award identifies and supports emerging female leaders who have the desire, commitment and leadership potential to make a greater contribution to primary industries and rural communities.
“It creates opportunities for women to drive innovation and acknowledges women’s leadership skills in effecting change and influence through connecting and collaborating, often without the need for position or authority.”
Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath said the winner of the award would receive a $10,000 bursary to implement their project vision and participate in the RIRDC Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.
“The award also links recipients with a positive and powerful alumni network of like-minded women across the country and is open to all women involved in primary industries and/or rural Australia,” Ms Bath said.
“I encourage women in Gippsland who are passionate about primary industries and have a vision for rural Victoria to apply for the award or nominate somebody who they think would be worthy of this award,” she said.
Nominations for the 2016 Rural Women’s Award are open until October 30 2015.
Nomination forms are available at the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award website www.rirdc.gov.au
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