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21
September
2020

Eat Sleep COVID Repeat - by Dr Emily Neville

An evolving perspective on isolation

Credit Dolly Villacorte – 2019 NRWC Photo Competition
“Mum if I die...” “Em, you are not going to die” “I know mum, but if I do this is what I want.” Keep my house, have me cremated, bring me home and spread me over the Toowoomba range so I can keep an eye on things.
14
September
2020

***URGENT HELP REQUIRED***

It is up to us.

Credit Dolly Villacorte – 2019 NRWC Photo Competition
We have another crisis in our hands as a direct result of COVID-19 It is the neglect of our new mothers that in the 2020 climate are separated from their parents and grandparents, Who are leaving hospital 24 hours after giving birth Who can not access a community mothers group because not enough babies have been born in their area yet, or because COVID restrictions won’t allow it, or because it is only available to parents with their firstborn, not their second third or sixth baby, Whose partners have lost their jobs, Who no longer have a job to return to after maternity leave, Who are suffering under the stress and tension at home, Who have not had enough sleep, Who can not remember what they last had to eat, Who craves the cradle of their own mother’s love and advice, Whose heart is aching from the isolation, lack of stimulation, over remuneration, feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and anxious but truly grateful and knowingly blessed, all at the same time.
10
September
2020

City Girl With A Country Girl Heart.

Jules Bailey, Gunnedah NSW

City Girl With A Country Girl Heart.
Sitting here in at my studio desk a long way from family and friends it doesn’t take much to reflect on things that seem important like where you’re going now in life, so many things have changed the children have grown up and moved a state away, they are after all adults now and finding there own way in this big world and that in itself makes me smile. I have loved and lost and have begun to love again life seems to have come full circle.
23
June
2020

WALPOLE

Wendy Tow – Balingup, Western Australia and Chris Bellanger – Walpole, Western Australia

WALPOLE
Wendy and Chris are great friends. When Wendy saw the NRWC’s shout for contributions for ‘Voices from the Bush’ she knew she wanted to help tell Chris’s experience. Thank you Wendy and Chris for sharing with us the story of Walpole. A little bit about Chris Bellanger I have lived in the Nornalup/Walpole district for 49 years. As a farmer, business person and parent of 3 now adult children, I have been involved in many community groups working my way through Kindy, P & C, sporting organizations and progressing on to tourism, business, Townscape, Resource Centre and community capacity building. In 2000, I became involved in a statewide leadership group that enabled me to up-skill, learn, and network; it was personally life changing. Walpole developed a 10 year visionary plan and almost all of those goals have been achieved . Since 2010 I have developed new interests in overseas charities, while still finding time to volunteer at the community garden, local op-shop and visitor centre. Retirement has given me the freedom to travel solo seasonally in the north west through winter, but there's no place like home amongst the karri trees!
12
June
2020

Living in splendid isolation

Nan Berrett – Clare Valley South Australia

Living in splendid isolation
I am, by nature, an introvert, so the isolation factor affecting all our lives should be my dream landscape – but it wasn’t to start with! I like to choose the terms of my introversion and as I have a home-based business which also takes me travelling around South Australia and beyond, staying in my office and talking to clients and colleagues using technology has been an interesting mental learning curve. It’s amazing how exhausting a video conference is, especially when you are a participant. You always have to be switched on!
12
June
2020

Time for a Strip Show!

By Alwyn Friedersdorff – VIC/NSW Border Area

An extremely full life has left me questioning why I am filling my later years with busyness in the stunningly beautiful bushlands of Tasmania … far away from my family. Just as COVID19 was ramping up to change our lives, I cancelled my involvement in 12 community activities, sold my house and relocated on border shut down day to the NSW/Vic border cities area. Yes! I had initiated my own ‘isolation’ time!
26
May
2020

During COVID-19, I rediscovered pink lipstick

Written by Hilary Matchett – Orange NSW

During COVID-19, I rediscovered pink lipstick

As a young rural woman, you were always taught to work. Work hard, support each other and don’t let down the team. However, when I decided to quit my comfortable corporate job a week before COVID-19, I went against all of those working values and threw in the towel. However, the time in isolation and solitude brought out an immense amount of creativity; probably more than what I thought I had in me and a determination to be like Nike, and just do it.

25
May
2020

You can not see me, but I am still there!

Written by Keli McDonald – North West NSW

You can not see me, but I am still there!

I am one of the lucky ones. Working from home during #stayhome was not the upheaval and disruption many of you have had to deal with. I travel a lot, so I have a laptop and printer at home and a space on the closed-in verandah to work that does not disturb the rest of the household.

My workplace is flexible so since the 9th March I have worked, safely and happily mostly from home.

24
May
2020

The Good Friday

Written by Summer Gwynne

The Good Friday

We wake to another day where time seems to have little place now, where one day rolls into another. Where our existence has been shifted. But the world still turns, and we must turn with it. We wake and ask what to do today. For this Friday, a day without remembrance, without love, without beauty, would be a waste of the gift of time and connection to a world in need of much love.

19
May
2020

Sunday- homemade pizza night. I'll be eating cold pizza lunches until Wednesday.

Written by Helen Roth from The South Burnett QLD

Sunday- homemade pizza night. I'll be eating cold pizza lunches until Wednesday.

Sunday- homemade pizza night. I'll be eating cold pizza lunches until Wednesday. I haven't quite mastered this Pizza for One! It's not sad and not so uncommon. But this is life alone on a farm. For the most part, my ordinary is isolation and has been for quite awhile. But this is isolation in bush grandeur, the sights, the sound and smell of this country is embedded in my soul.

16
May
2020

Barbara Thompson Geraldton, Midwest of Western Australia

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Barbara Thompson Geraldton, Midwest of Western Australia

I am sitting in my makeshift office at home looking out over a large yard bordered by Tuart Gum trees that currently host a very noisy chorus of endangered Carnaby Cockatoos, they have red tail feathers.

14
May
2020

A Family Bonds

Written by Rachel Carew-Hopkins from Wyndham WA

A Family Bonds

I met my three step-children five years ago. My partner and I purchased a new vehicle and drove to Derby to pick them up. We all returned home to Wyndham and I returned to work. 

11
May
2020

My self-isolation gift of A-Z of Tips and Tricks for Mothers of Babies!

Written by Summer Gwynne from Richmond TAS

Awesomeness

Bedtime

Care

Daydream

Exercise

Formula

Grace

Hang in there

Inspiration

Jumping in too soon

Keep Going

Life Lesson

Music

Nesting

Openness

Perspective

Quiet winding down time

Re-assurance

Support another mother

Take short-cuts

Unique step-mothers

Values

WIN

X Factor

Your Journey

Z Wizardry

07
May
2020

Life in Lockdown

Like most other things, is what you choose to make it.

Life in Lockdown

Hello, my name is Tanya Cameron and I represent the Country Women’s Association of Australia, on the NRWC Board.

My home is in northern NSW and I am fortunate to have lived my life on the land, with open space to spare. Never have I appreciated it more. I am also blessed to have all of my family working and living on our farm – including my granddaughter. Being so close does have its pitfalls though – so some days are perhaps a little more blessed than others….

05
May
2020

Antz Pantz

Written by Cheryl Rourke from Wellington Mills WA

Antz Pantz

I have been battling in a war against cotton bush. I am fine with the bushes growing in loose soil but the larger ones growing in clay on the small dam wall are more than a match for me. Toby Dog and I set off on the Kubota at 7am this morning to continue the thankless task. The major problem is that the little dam is the hub of an Ant Town of meat ants. Vicious unrelenting ants in plague proportions. They have built highways all over the back 25 acres.

02
May
2020

Mel Curtis from Warrnambool in Victoria

Mel Curtis from Warrnambool in Victoria

While there is certainly never a good time for a global pandemic – 2020 was definitely not the year to require me to stay at home. Firstly my partner and I were ready to head off on six months of long service leave around the top of Australia. We were looking forward to missing out on a cold Warrnambool winter but now have to unpack the jumpers and beanies again! 

27
April
2020

How is social isolation treating you?

Philippa Rumble, Tenindewa, WA – Farmer and Rural Ambassador

How is social isolation treating you?

Some may snicker at that, as I did a few weeks ago; after all, for those of us who live on rural properties social isolation is more or less a way of life for us! However, if I’m honest I’ve been struggling of late. Life amid this Covid-19 craziness has thrown my carefully regimented and highly organised life out of whack and I’ve had to develop a few new ways of coping to find my new normal and I feel it’s been slow to load- my internet connection has a lot to answer for really.

24
April
2020

Three days at the end of week 3 of a whole new world!

Summer Gywnne: Mother & Business Woman from Richmond Tasmania,

Three days at the end of week 3 of a whole new world!
Wednesday!

Today I ate the chocolate cake, and I am going to blame that one on Carona!

With the outbreak of Corona, my small business' went into recession. I am a Child & Family Health Nurse with 6 children and I live in Richmond Tasmania. Here is a photo of it from when I was walking the other day…

23
April
2020

Will this brave new world we live in allow me to relearn how to smell the roses?

Leonie Noble: NRWC President, represents Women in Seafood Australasia on the NRWC Board and lives in Geraldton, WA

Will this brave new world we live in allow me to relearn how to smell the roses?

I woke up one morning to the realisation that for the first time in a long time I didn’t have to catch a plane or rush out of the house to a meeting or follow up an email, phone or txt message immediately. I actually had time to enjoy my first cup of tea for the day and sit quietly to work out how I was going to run my life working from home.

16
July
2017

Meet Pip Rumble, Mullewa WA

Pip is part of the NRWC Communications Reference Team

Meet Pip Rumble, Mullewa WA

Being a rural woman is about getting down and doing what needs to be done, according to Western Australian Communications Reference Group member Pip Rumble.

As 2012 Western Australian Rural Ambassador, Pip was exposed to experiences and opportunities that showed the potential she had to make a difference.

Now on eight committees (including her children’s school board, Mullewa District Agricultural Society, Mullewa Muster and Rodeo), Pip speaks from the heart when she says how much rural women’s volunteering contributions are valued.

“Get into your community and get your hands dirty, lend a hand with a project or organisation that needs some help,” she says. “Show just what rural, regional and remote Australian women can do.”

Pip grew up in a series of regional and rural towns in the west, daughter of a school principal and a civil engineer. Before she and her husband settled down on a property at Tenindewa, they sought treasure beneath the red dirt as gemstone miners and fossil collectors.

“It was an amazing experience,” she says. “The women I met in those out of the way places showed me the strength and resilience embedded in their very bones.”

Amidst the love and chaos of mothering three children, Pip is studying at university and writing online. 

16
July
2017

Meet Sandra Ireson, Booligal NSW

Sandra is part of NRWC's Communications Reference Team

Meet Sandra Ireson, Booligal NSW

2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner Sandra Ireson runs a beef and sheep operation near Booligal with her husband and their three children.

As co-founder of Hay Inc. Rural Education Program, Sandra worked with a team to build a training model providing the skills, education and experience required for young people to get into agriculture.

Sandra credits her involvement with the inaugural 2011 NRWC Eleaders program for giving her confidence to “have a go” and says it helped to develop her leadership and subsequent education project.

She’s now in the running for the national RiRDC title and plans to use the bursary to develop a model for Hay’s training program that can be used throughout Australia.

“It would be great for other rural communities and industries to run similar programs and realise the benefits we have here,” Sandra says.

The National Rural Women’s Coalition Communication Reference Group member has a wide RRR support network and says she’s fortunate to be surrounded by a fantastic community.

“People young and old are happy to roll up their sleeves, get in and help out at events, embrace tourism and celebrate agriculture. It’s this community which has helped me be part of bringing ideas to life, from 20 years of sheep racing at Booligal to the Hay Inc. Rural Education Program.”

15
July
2017

Meet Jenny Bevis, North Albury, NSW

Jenny is part of NRWC's Communications Reference Team

Meet Jenny Bevis, North Albury, NSW

Australian rural, regional and remote women are in the best position now, more than ever before to connect with influential individuals via social media, according to Albury-based events management professional Jenny Bevis.

As a member of the National Rural Women’s Coalition Communication Reference Group - and someone who regularly communicates with the team via the internet and teleconference - Jenny advises her peers to think beyond her geographical location.

“Take advantage of professional development programs networks around Australia,” she says, “Especially if there is an online component.”

Jenny describes herself as being a fairly ambitious and adventurous character who loves to travel. “I recently just got back from China as part of the China Australia Millennial Project. I’m an insatiably curious person, always throwing myself in experiences to learn a new skill.”

Jenny enjoys working with people, business and the arts - anything that sounds like fun. “Over time I’ve become really good at organising a cast of thousands and herding cats,” she says. “I’m a huge visionary and someone who loves detail and order.”

Within the next five years, Jenny hopes to have done more travel, established a not-for-profit organisation and moved into the consultancy space.

15
July
2017

Meet Jacqui Hawkins, Wodonga VIC

Jacqui is part of the NRWC Communications Reference Team

Meet Jacqui Hawkins, Wodonga VIC

Jacqui is driven by a love for her community. Full of determination and optimism, Jacqui isn't one to shy away from a challenge and riding a 1,000 kilometres on a solo bike ride to raise $10,500 for Albury-Wodonga's local children’s ward is no exception.
Jacqui acknowledges the strong female mentors she’s had in life, Jacqui says events like the National Rural Women’s Coalition country muster are vital to spark new friendships and create networks.

“It’s enriched my understanding of community leadership, that it’s not simply the ability to make a decision but about nurturing others,” she says.
Recently Jacqui launched She KMF (She keeps moving forward) which aims to increase the conversation and profile of females in sport. She’s also passionate about civic engagement and says the youth voice is vital when discussing rural, remote and regional community challenges. 

15
July
2017

Meet Nat Sommerville, Spalding SA

Nat is part of the Communications Reference Team

Meet Nat Sommerville, Spalding SA

South Australian broadacre cropping and livestock farmer Natalie Sommerville encourages rural, regional and remote Australian women to stay connected.

Natalie grew up in Queensland and Northern Territory as one of six girls, learning much about working with other people through her large family and playing team sports.

This dynamic volunteer has a wealth of hands-on rural experience, working for a multinational company as an agronomist prior to farming with her husband. She’s able to tap into her wide network of community and industry groups to bring that bit extra to her role on the National Rural Women’s Coalition Communication Reference Group.

The most important elements of Natalie’s life are family and trying to make the world a better place.

“Being Torres Strait Islander, I’ve encountered racism in many different forms,” she says. “I feel by challenging the views of others around me, I’m doing my small part in helping all generations become more understanding and empathetic.”

Long-term, Natalie’s vision is of a strong resilient farming business, underpinned by an even stronger family that values the land where they live and farm. “If we don’t look after it now, it won’t provide us with a sustainable future.”

12
July
2017

Meet Renee Fiolet, Geelong VIC

NRWC Communications Reference Team

Meet Renee Fiolet, Geelong VIC

NRWC Renee Fiolet

When Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) candidate Renee Fiolet started researching family violence, she had to make international connections to find up-to-date analysis.

Initially Renee found the task daunting but it’s given her confidence to just approach people, even when she fears rejection.

“No matter how little I felt I was in the family violence space, I learnt that researchers from other countries were genuinely interested in hearing from me,” Renee says.

Outside work, the born and bred Geelong girl maximises the opportunities on her regional Victorian doorstep.

“I love that I’m only an hour’s drive from a major city, but live in a quiet place that’s surrounded by land,” she says.

Between living just minutes from the beach, greeting sheep and cows on her morning walk, catching fish, or dining at one of the region’s amazing wineries, Renee considers herself be very lucky. As a busy and devoted working mum, she’s a committed volunteer and passionate about women’s rights.

Within the next five years Renee hopes to have completed her PhD, continue teaching at Deakin University and maintain her research into best practice family violence response.

11
July
2017

Meet Tiani Cook, Alice Springs NT

Tiani is part of the NRWC Communications Reference Team

Meet Tiani Cook, Alice Springs NT

NRWC Tiani Cook

Living on one of Australia’s most remote cattle stations doesn’t stop Tiani Cook from looking out for her community - it’s only made her do more.

From her property 730 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs, Tiani’s role as ICPA’s Northern Territory State President and Publicity Officer is one of her many commitments.

“I’m also the chairperson of the Northern Territory School of Distance Education's school council, Desert Poppies group organiser and currently studying a Diploma of Agribusiness Management,” she says.

Tiani organised the 1000 kilometre Bush Kids Ride from her ‘Suplejack Downs’ home to Darwin, aiming to raise funds for the ICPA and increase awareness about remote learning inequity. It’s an issue close to this mother of four’s heart, with much time over the past 13 years spent teaching her children via Distance Education.

In her role on the NWRC’s Communication Reference Group, Tiani works with other forward-thinking volunteers who represent each state and territory to reach, engage and promote the voices of rural women.

“I’m a passionate country woman,” Tiani says. “I love everything about living and working in outback Australia.”

10
July
2017

Meet Emma Jackson, Weipa Far North Qld

Emma is part of NRWC's Communications Reference Team

Meet Emma Jackson, Weipa Far North Qld

British born Emma Jackson arrived in Australia as a backpacker 15 years ago, before marrying her Cape York grazier husband and becoming a mother of four.

Along with her role as their children’s educator, Emma runs the business side of the family’s Weipa station and volunteers with local community groups.

Her roots as a regional advocate go back to childhood, when Emma was first to put her hand up and last to walk away.

“I was determined, driven and passionate,” she says. “That has never left me.”

Emma believes that nothing is impossible, an attitude that’s seen her travel the world and meet people from all walks of life. She attributes these experiences to her wide perspective, showing that the more places you visit, the more culture you taste and the more you understand the world.

Drawn to the natural attractions of where she lives, Emma acknowledges the fine balance between maintaining both land and people. “To maintain the beauty, we need people, but we need the land to maintain people.”

Long-term, Emma wants to provide opportunities for those who don’t fit into the regular education system and struggle to find their niche.  “My children and husband are my absolute world, but it’s my dream to be able to help and teach others to recognise what this amazing world has to offer.”

15
June
2017

Sharing Stories of Sustainability with Kirsty White, NSW

Kirsty White shares her story on sustainable agriculture in the beef industry

Sharing Stories of Sustainability with Kirsty White, NSW

Trees For Life                             

by Kirsty White            2016 e-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain Program participant

Sharing Stories of Sustainability | Tree Planting for Sustainability

One of the best snippets of advice I received when I started working at Bald Blair, was to “do as many courses as you can before having kids”. I decided to keep up with professional development after having the kids. It can be challenging to juggle everything at times, but I’m giving it my best shot and the rewards have been significant.

10
June
2017

Sharing Stories of Sustainability with Karen Dugmore, South Australia

Sharing Stories of Sustainability with Karen Dugmore

Sharing Stories of Sustainability with Karen Dugmore, South Australia

My project for this e-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain Program was to continue work that we had started, improving pastures on the land.  

10
June
2017

Sharing Stories of Sustainability with Lauren Peterson, Victoria

Lauren Peterson tells her story of sustainable Primary Industry Production

Sharing Stories of Sustainability with Lauren Peterson, Victoria

If someone had of told me that I would one day be a dairy farmer – I wouldn’t have believed you! Neither would any of my friends or family have believed that farming would become such a big part of my life. 

07
June
2017

Sharing Stories of Sustainability with Rebecca Lynd, Tasmania

2016 e-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain Program participant - Sharing Stories of Sustainability | Rare Breed Beef for the Artisan Market

Sharing Stories of Sustainability with Rebecca Lynd, Tasmania

2016 e-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain Program participant  - Sharing Stories of Sustainability | Rare Breed Beef for the Artisan Market

09
March
2017

One Brick at a Time

By Aimee Snowden, Tocumwal NSW | 2016 e-Leaders Advocate and Influence Program participant

One Brick at a Time

By Aimee Snowden, Tocumwal NSW | 2016 e-Leaders Advocate and Influence Program participant

In 2014, I created a blog called the Lego® Farmer. The blog features a series of photos using Lego® bricks and characters, photographed undertaking various agricultural activities in rural settings.

01
March
2017

Greener Pastures

By Skye Douglass (2016 e-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain participant)

Greener Pastures

It’s hard to believe it now, but I was once a city girl. I was born in Adelaide and grew up in Brisbane. I met my husband, Glenn, through friends and we ended up going to the same university in Toowoomba. In 2000, Glenn and I both did honours degrees and went on to get married five years later. I worked as a research assistant and consultant in Ipswich and Glenn was at home on the family farm. After marrying and with the expected arrival of our first child, I finally bit the bullet and moved to our farm at Neumgna near Kingaroy. We have four children, Maye (11 years), George (9 years), Audrey (7 years) and Isla (3 years). I wouldn’t have things any other way now. It’s amazing how being on the land you feel such a connection and sense of being – about where you live and work. At the very beginning, Glenn and I used to talk about the face that you couldn’t buy much direct from farmers. We are conscious of our food and where it comes from. So it was a natural progression that we ended up developing our farmer-direct business, High Brit Beef The stars didn’t align when we first started this marketing concept and its taken a few years to take off. However, we now have a strong presence on social media and a loyal customer base that is expanding all the time. We are very much a seasonal business and rely on grass production to fatten our cattle. We have found that there is a market segment that is very interested in grass-fed cattle and also knowing how the pastures are cared for and how animals are treated.  We are really proud of what we do and love selling to Queensland customers. My ongoing project for the e-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain Program focuses on our goal of improving pasture management record keeping and adjusting our practices accordingly. It was a great help to have the personal one-on-one help from the presenters. We are currently setting up a photo-point monitoring system that was a direct result of what I learnt through the e-Leaders Program. I admit, I did feel overwhelmed at first, about where to start with the project planning – however now I have clear direction. Glenn and I are working on the planning together. We have got grand plans and know that there is plenty of room for growth; we stay motivated by all the great feedback from our customers who want to know all about where their food comes from.

11
February
2017

Albury chosen as the first rural area to launch new children's book 'Brave Danny'

Albury chosen as the first rural area to launch new children's book 'Brave Danny'

Albury chosen as the first rural area to launch new children's book 'Brave Danny'

The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) is gearing up for its first book launch in rural Australia at the Dymocks Book Store in Albury NSW.   Brave Danny addresses domestic violence in a sensitive way targeting children aged 4-8 in a picture book style concept.  It serves as a tool for educators, teachers and parents to engage young children about the subject. 

The launch details are:

VENUE: Dymocks Book Store

ADDRESS: Shop CO2/04, Myer Centrepoint, 526 Olive St, Albury NSW

DATE: Thursday 16 February 2017

TIME: 5pm-6.30pm

ENQUIRIES: Karen Nankervis NRWC 0407 261 927 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Everyone welcome!

07
December
2016

Meet the NRWC Board of Directors

NRWC announces its new Board of Directors

Meet the NRWC Board of Directors

Following its Annual General Meeting, the National Rural Women’s Coalition is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2016/2017.


22
September
2016

Tarun Richards, Humpty Doo Barramundi

Previous e-Leader, Tarun Richard's story on her involvement with Humpty Doo Barramundi, NT

Tarun Richards, Humpty Doo Barramundi

I never pictured myself as a farmer. I have a business degree in marketing and worked in various Northern Territory Government agencies for over ten years, managing communications, until about five years ago when our third child was born. I was ready for a change, and there was an opportunity for me to become more involved in the farm’s marketing activities, website, and social media.

15
September
2016

e-Leader Social Media _ COMING SOON!

Watch this space - COMING SOON!

e-Leader Social Media _ COMING SOON!

The NRWC is pleased to announce a new e-Leaders Program will soon be offered to rural, regional and remote women. This will be the 11the-Leaders Program that NRWC has delivered since 2011 (to over 200 women). Applications for the 2016 e-Leaders Social Media Program will open on Friday, 7th October at 8am AEST. Please watch this space for the online application form and more program information that will appear on this page.

14
August
2016

Applications close this Friday - E-Leaders Grow, Innovate & Sustain Program

Apply Now

Applications close this Friday - E-Leaders Grow, Innovate & Sustain Program

Would you like to be part of a FREE e-learning program and get assistance to write a management plan for your primary production enterprise and ensure its sustainability?

14
August
2016

What do the past E-Leaders have to say?

This is what 2014 E-Leader Ana Pimenta has to say

What do the past E-Leaders have to say?

Ana Pimenta, King Island

Ana is a graduate of the 2014 Women Towards Sustainability E-Leaders Program.  Ana's story started when she came to King Island from Barcelos, Portugal to do work exchange on a local dairy farm.  She expected to stay for just six months. Ana came to King Island and met Tom, who also a shared passion for farming, animals and the environment and they are now happily married with two children.  Their farming enterprise started out with 30 head of cattle and they now run over 1000.  To read Ana's story click here

"Being part of the NRWC E-leaders program was a great learning experience. Not only I learn what a true leader is but I also got to understand myself a lot more and how to improve my relationship and communication with others around me. It was great to get to know all the fellow E-leaders, we were all so different and so similar in many ways. The opportunity to share experiences and opinions with other like minded people was very rewarding. Tuesday nights were always something to look forward!" Ana Pimenta

07
August
2016

King Island Success Story

Ana Pimenta

King Island Success Story

Ana's story started when she came to King Island from Barcelos, Portugal to do work exchange on a local dairy farm.  She expected to stay for just six months. Ana came to King Island and met Tom, who also a shared passion for farming, animals and the environment and they are now happily married with two children.  Their farming enterprise started out with 30 head of cattle and they now run over 1000.

02
August
2016

Another successful NRWC Webinar

E-Leaders Alumnae

Another successful NRWC Webinar

Thanks to Cathie Denehy (WA) for presenting an informative webinar last night for the NRWC E-Leaders Alumnae on Social Media to Engage and Reach.

01
August
2016

2016 E-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain Program

NRWC

2016 E-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain Program

The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) today launches its 2016 E-Leaders Grow, Innovate and Sustain Program inviting women of all ages living in rural, regional or remote (RRR) areas, who are passionate about sustainable primary industry production, to apply. 

27
July
2016

NRWC Alumnae Webinar

With content management specialist - David Pembroke

Last night our NRWC alumnae webinar was held with content management specialist, David Pembroke.

These webinars form a part of the NRWC E-Leaders programs. Just one of the NRWC initiatives to support and grow rural, regional and remote women.

25
July
2016

Australia's Chloe Hosking has just won the women's Tour de France in Paris

Well done Chloe

Congratulations to Australia's Chloe Hosking who has just won the women's Tour de France in Paris.

24
July
2016

National Farm Safety Week

Assessing stockyard risks video

National Farm Safety Week

The National Farmer's Federation has put together some videos with tips to improve safety at your place.  This video aims at increasing safety in the cattle yards.

21
July
2016

Country to Canberra

Young, Rural & Motivated?

Country to Canberra

Calling all young rural, regional and remote women in grades 10, 11 or 12 at school in 2016.

This is the opportunity of a lifetime!

19
July
2016

Women in Cotton Lunch at the Australian Cotton Conference

Women in Cotton Lunch at the Australian Cotton Conference

Exciting Women in Cotton Industry Networking Luncheon at the upcoming Australian Cotton Conference to be held on 4 August 2016 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland.

Jane Cay, Founder and Director of online fashion retail business, Birdsnest, is the guest speaker. Her booming business is based in Cooma, where she employs 120 locals. Jane is also a board member of Jobs for NSW, a founding member of the National Online Retailers Association and a passionate supporter of The Body Image Movement.

19
June
2016

Winnovation Awards 2016

Elevating South Australia's Innovative Women

Winnovation Awards 2016

Nominations and self-nominations are now open for the South Australian Winnovation Awards 2016.
Do you know an inspiring, innovative women?

Check out the award categories and see if you know someone worthy of a nomination.

20
April
2016

Campaign to reduce violence against women and their children

Campaign to reduce violence against women and their children

This  morning, Minister Michaelia Cash will launch a campaign to reduce violence against women and their children. The campaign is jointly funded by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.

As you know, on average, one woman is killed every week at the hands of a current or former partner. One in three women has been a victim of physical or sexual violence, since the age of 15, from someone known to them.

20
April
2016

HELP SAVE THE WORKING WOMEN'S CENTRES

HELP SAVE THE WORKING WOMEN'S CENTRES

The National Working Women's Centres have just launched our change.org petition.

IF YOU SUPPORT THEIR SERVICES TO CONTINUE, PLEASE SIGN

- THEY ONLY HAVE A SMALL WINDOW OF INFLUENCE BEFORE THE ELECTION

18
April
2016

2016 WORLD INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

2016 WORLD INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

Indigenous Conference Services (ICS Australia) proudly unveils this year’s successful papers for its 2016 World Indigenous Women’s Conference scheduled for the 12th – 14th September this year at the Stamford Beach Hotel Glenelg Adelaide in South Australia.