A new leadership program established by a number of Australian agriculture bodies will enable women in ag to develop and enhance their leadership skills. The Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program is open to aspiring female leaders in the agriculture industry, and takes a mentorship approach with applicants developing and working towards their own leadership goals.

With co-founders including the National Farmers’ Federation, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and AgriFutures Australia, the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program will be divided into two main elements:

  • An opportunity for agribusiness and ag-representative bodies to commit to auditing their gender diversity and to formally pledge to making meaningful change towards evening the gender ledger; and
  • An opportunity for aspiring female leaders to benefit from one-on-one mentoring.

Participants of the program will gain a skillset that will assist them in working toward their leadership aspirations, and a valuable network of industry members to help them on their journey.

Women wishing to apply for the program must be aged 25 and over, be able to travel to Canberra for two one-day events during May and October 2018 (with travel costs covered by the National Farmers’ Federation), and fulfil a number of selection criteria to determine their suitability for the program.

For more information or to apply for the program, please click here.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 20 March 2018.