Rural Women's Network
Leadership and Mentoring Program now open for applications
The Victorian Rural Women’s Network, together with four partner organisations, are now offering funded places for rural Victorian women on a range of established leadership and mentoring programs for the 2020 round.
These highly regarded programs are available to rural and regional Victorian women involved in agriculture or the agriculture supply chain. They are tailored for women at all stages of their leadership journey, from emerging to experienced leaders, and include opportunities to begin and boost board experience.
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 stage
- 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.
Re-establishing the Rural Women's Network
On 1 July 2017 the Victorian Government re-established the Victorian Rural Women's Network. The network was first formed in 1986 but lapsed in recent years.
You can read about the first Rural Women's Network established in Victoria in 1986.
The new network is working with Victoria's rural women's groups and individuals to share ideas and information.
It will also encourage women to have a more active voice in government and community decision-making.
Our dedicated website, social media platform and a regular enewsletter will keep rural women informed of upcoming events, grants, scholarships, gatherings, activities, publications and resources, and links to other useful services.
- Visit the Victorian Rural Women's Network website
- Check out the network enewsletter
- Like us on Facebook @VRWNetwork
- Follow us on Twitter @VRWNetwork
Subscribe to the new Victorian Rural Women's Network
To be involved with the new Victorian Rural Women's Network please subscribe here.
Contact the Rural Women's Network Co-ordinator if you have any queries.