The RIRDC Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s pre-eminent Award for rural women. The Award identifies and supports emerging women leaders who have the desire, commitment and leadership potential to make a greater contribution to primary industries and rural communities.
The Award acknowledges women's leadership capacity in effecting change and influence through connecting and collaborating, and creates opportunities for women to drive innovation and build resilience. The Award also encourages primary industries and their communities to embrace diversity in leadership to successfully navigate future challenges.
The National Announcement and Gala Dinner will be hosted this year by 2016 winner Sophie Hansen. All seven State finalists will be celebrated on the evening, before the formal announcement of the 2017 national winner.
The gala evening will be attended by national media, government constituents from across Australia, Rural Women's Award Alumni and more.
This black tie event includes a three course meal, beverages and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased as a table of 9, or individually (guests will then be placed on tables by the event organiser).