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Applications are now open for the 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Awards, Australia’s leading program acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities.

The annual awards aim to empower and celebrate the inclusive and courageous leadership of women involved in Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses and communities, now and into the future.

Each State and Territory Winner receives a $15,000 Westpac grant for their project, business or program, along with access to professional development opportunities and alumni networks.

The grant can be used for formal training in leadership and business management; overseas study tours; establishing business plans or pilot programs; developing educational or promotional campaigns; attendance at forums and conferences; developing training programs; testing information technology initiatives; developing or testing a new business concept or innovation; and/or publishing books.

Find out more and apply here.

The Rural Women’s Award is an initiative of AgriFutures Australia and part of its work to ensure the continuing prosperity of our rural industries. Over the past 21 years the program has gained a strong profile and significant influence, and is recognised among parliamentarians, industry and media.