Tickets now on sale for the 2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner & National Announcement

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The National Winner and Runner Up of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Tuesday, 6 September 2022 at the Great Hall, Parliament House in Canberra. The highly anticipated event returns after a two-year hiatus and limited tickets are now on sale.

2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Winner Cara Peek and The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC.

2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Winner, Cara Peek will be the event MC and the black-tie evening will be attended by alumni, government officials, industry and private sector representatives and media. The black-tie event is open to the public to purchase tickets here.

AgriFutures Australia Managing Director, John Harvey said the event celebrates the inclusive and courageous leadership of rural women, now and into the future.

“This is Australia’s leading award in acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural and emerging business, industries and communities. The event is an important step in acknowledging the contribution of these remarkable and inspiring women. The night is a celebration of their hard work and dedication, and we are looking forward to showcasing their achievements to the nation,” said Mr Harvey.

The National Winner and Runner Up will be announced in front of up to 500 guests in the Great Hall, Parliament House. In addition to the $15,000 Westpac grant already awarded to each of the State and Territory Winners, the National Winner will receive a further $20,000 grant, and the National Runner Up a $15,000 grant from Platinum Sponsor Westpac.

Westpac’s National General Manager Agribusiness, Stephen Hannan said Westpac is proud to support these outstanding Australians who are working to improve their regional community.

“As Australia’s oldest bank, we understand the crucial role we play to support emerging female leaders so they can turn projects and businesses into opportunities that benefit rural industries and communities.”

In addition to the Westpac grant provided, Stephen said the Award provides an important network for women to discuss the challenges and opportunities in Australian agriculture. It also provides them with an extended network of advocates across the country who want to tap into their talents and abilities to benefit other local industries and communities.

Tickets to the 2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner & National Announcement are on sale until 5.00pm (AEST), Tuesday, 23 August 2022 (unless sold out prior).

Background Information

The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award has gained a significant profile, growing in prestige and popularity and is recognised as a program of influence among parliamentarians, industry, media and Award Alumni.

Each state and territory winner receives a $15,000 grant for their project, business or program, access to professional development opportunities and alumni networks.

The Award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.

AgriFutures Australia is committed to the future growth and advancement of the Award as a means of identifying, celebrating and empowering women. The Rural Women’s Award is one of many AgriFutures Australia initiatives ensuring our rural industries prosper now, and into the future.

Sponsors:

  • Platinum sponsor – Westpac
  • Media partners – ABC Rural, RM Williams OUTBACK Magazine and Australian Community Media – Agricultural Publishing & Events

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