Women urged to enter 2015 Rural Women's Award

RURAL women are being encouraged to enter the prestigious 2015 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women's Award.

NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson said the 2015 awards were now open to women in primary industries and natural resource management who have a desire, commitment and leadership potential to make an even greater contribution.

"The award is an amazing opportunity for rural women who have a vision or idea they want to progress because it provides financial assistance, mentoring, resources and support through an extensive network of business and community leaders," Ms Hodgkinson said this week.

"I encourage anyone with a commitment to making a difference to their industry and the community to enter the RIRDC Rural Women's Award, which is now one of Australia's top awards for rural women.

"The RIRDC Rural Women's Award is now in its 15th year and during this time we have discovered more than 200 extremely focused women who are driving innovation and building resilience within primary industries and their rural communities."

Ms Hodgkinson said four finalists will be selected with the winner to receive a $10,000 bursary and participation in the RIRDC Australian Institute of Company Directors' course.

The three finalists will receive $1000 to further develop their vision or build their leadership and business management skills.

To apply and for more information on mentoring, visit http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/rwn or call (02) 6391 3620.

Entries close Friday, October 31, 2014.



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