AgriFutures Australia and 10 other leading bodies within the agricultural sector have pledged a commitment to support women in agriculture develop their leadership skills and take on positions of influence.
The pledges are a part of the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program, led by the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF).
President of the NFF, Fiona Simson said it’s a watershed moment for agriculture.
“It is an extremely powerful message delivered by these leading bodies within our industry.
“Government, agribusiness and farm representation bodies have made it clear: no longer are positions of influence and leadership in agriculture only the domain of men,” said Ms Simson.
The pledges deliver powerful messages and can be found on the Australian Farmers website.
AgriFutures Australia’s pledge:
Currently at AgriFutures Australia:
- 42% of our Board members are women;
- 50% of our leadership team are women;
- 30% of our AgriFutures’ Advisory Panel members are women.
Our pledge is to support women in agriculture develop their leadership skills, experience and confidence and to work with our industry partners to facilitate their smooth transition into leadership roles including membership on AgriFutures Australia Advisory Panels.