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RIRDC 2017 Rural Women’s Award finalists revealed

The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) 2017 Rural Women’s Award State and Territory finalists have been revealed, with seven exceptional female leaders recognised for their capacity to influence change in the rural sector.

As the 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.

Skilled leadership is so important to the health and prosperity of any industry and community at all levels - local, regional, or national - whether it is driving innovation and entrepreneurship, building resilience or inspiring others.

RIRDC investment in the Award not only recognises the talents and abilities of women as leaders, collaborators and enablers, but also supports them to take the next steps and use these talents and abilities to benefit their industries and communities.

Congratulations all the women who participated this year, and particularly the finalists. Across all States and Territories, the selection process required the finalists to submit an innovative, impactful project they are enthusiastic about and want to bring to life.

Each State and Territory winner receives a $10,000 bursary to see their project come to fruition and set in motion a venture that will genuinely benefit their community and Australia more broadly. And the celebration doesn’t stop there; each recipient will represent her state at the national Rural Women’s Award in Canberra in September this year.

Congratulations to the 2017 Rural Women’s Award State and Territory finalists:

  • Simone Kain (SA)
  • Rebecca Lynd (Tas)
  • Kate Peake (NT)
  • Tanya Dupagne (WA)
  • Kirsten Abernethy (Vic)
  • Jacqui Wilson-Smith (Qld)
  • Sandra Ireson (NSW / ACT)

Follow the Award’s progress and the journeys of Alumni through Twitter and Facebook. Meet the 2017 Rural Women’s Award State and Territory finalists and learn about their projects via the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award website.

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