What an inspiring line-up

27 Mar, 2014 01:00 AM
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Chair of the judging panel Senator Fiona Nash.
Chair of the judging panel Senator Fiona Nash.

WIAA 100 judging panel chair Senator Fiona Nash:

I HAVE been once again struck by the breadth of talented women working across our rural landscape.

As chair of the inaugural Women in Australian Agribusiness 100 judging panel I have been privileged to read the inspiring stories of women across Australia who are achieving great things in the agricultural sector.

While agriculture is traditionally a male-dominated industry, more and more women are embracing rural

careers that are both challenging and rewarding.

They are leaders, farmers, business partners, environmental stewards and mothers, with a common goal to ensure a strong future for agriculture and rural Australia.

There are many unsung heroes working tirelessly in the field, in agribusiness and across the regions.

Women are playing a vital role – be it in a paddock or a boardroom – while often also juggling family and community commitments. They are the backbone of

our cohesive rural communities.

They are proving themselves to be capable, talented, commonsense women who “get on and do” with little or no fuss and an ability to multi-task family and work schedules.

Often, they have had to overcome the tyranny of distance to fulfil their professional passions.

The WIAA 100 is the ideal opportunity to recognise these incredible women for their contribution, and to inspire our

young women to follow in their footsteps.

Congratulations to all the nominees, thank you for sharing your stories.

You are an inspiration to us all.

To read more about the WIAA 100 judging panel click here

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