Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging women making a difference in the Murray Plains electorate to apply for a place on the Victorian Rural Women’s Network to develop their leadership skills and advocate for country communities.
The $500,000 program provides funded places on a range of leadership programs targeted at rural Victorian women connected to agriculture or the agriculture supply chain.
Mr Walsh said the leadership and mentoring program supports women to continue to play a key role in driving the success of Victoria’s agricultural sector.
“There are many women in the Murray Plains electorate who are achieving great things in agriculture.
“This program gives them the opportunity to build their leadership and mentoring skills and network with other likeminded women.”
There are places available on :
- Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program and Victorian Women’s Leadership Program, targeting rural women with considerable leadership experience
- The Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program targeting emerging leaders at entry to mid-career state
- The Victorian Office for Women, Women’s Board Leadership Program for women already on boards
- The Observership Program targeting women who are seeking board skills and experience.
“I encourage all women who are actively contributing to our rural communities and who are passionate about their work and their community to consider applying,” he said.
For more information and to apply visit extensionaus.com.au/VRWNetwork/leadership-and-mentoring-program.