NSW/ACT AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award Alumni

The AgriFutures™* Rural Women’s Award has been running for over two decades and acknowledges women’s leadership capacity in effecting change and influence through connecting and collaborating.

The NSW-ACT component of the Award has helped to identify and develop more than 50 leading, inspiring and innovative women who are industry, community and professional leaders at a state and national level across a range of agricultural and rural issues.

The alumni members who are featured below have a keen interest in contributing and sharing their information and expertise across government, industry and community. We invite you to read their profiles and consider what opportunities are available to engage these women in your activities, such as speaking opportunities, workshops presentations, board and committee vacancies.

*AgriFutures Australia is the new trading name for Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC). AgriFutures Australia invests in research, leadership, innovation and learning to support industries that do not have their own research and development function, new and emerging industries, and the issues that affect the whole of agriculture.

Aimee standing by a tree

Alison standing in a cattle yard

Cindy Cassidy standing in front of fence smiling at camera

Corrine standing in a paddock of lush foliage

Cressida smiling with a white backdrop

Diana standing in her garden

Edwina standing outside smiling to the camera

Eleanor Cook standing in formal garden smiling at camera

Ellen in a field

Emma smiling towards the camera

Ginny sitting on steps

Fiona Mead standing against timber post smiling at camera

Hannah Wandel

Hayley Purbrick

Isobel Knight

Jillian standing outside and smiling to the camera

Jo sitting at a cafe

Karin standing in the bush

Lisa sitting at her disk on a laptop

Kate Schwager

Mary is standing among fishing gear and smiling to the camera

Megan is smiling toward the camera

Olympia Yarger

Pip is sitting in her garden and smiling to the camera

Rebecca standing near a coolroom with product

Rebecca is showing baskets and bowls of produce

A close-up portrait of Robbie

Sally is sitting near stairs and smiling toward the camera

Sandra leaning against a fence and smiling

Shanna Whan

Sophie is standing in a paddock and smiling

Close up profile of Sue smiling

Tammy smiling with a white backdrop