Nominations are now open for the2015 RIRDC Rural Women's Award,which recognises the commitment and innovation of women working to improve life in rural Australia.
Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, encourages Tasmanians to nominatea rural womanwho demonstrates commitment and vision for making a real difference to their industry and community.
The awards provide emerging leaders with financial and professional support, access to a network of mentors and development opportunities.
State and Territory winners receive a $10,000 grant to implement their Award vision and will have the opportunity to participate in the Company Directors Course run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
A national winner and runner-up will be selected from the state winners with a further $10,000 bursary awarded to the winner and $5,000 to the runner-up to support their professional development and contribution to primary industries.
Applications close on 31 October 2014. Application forms can be downloaded from the RIRDC website: www.rirdc.gov.au/rural-women's-award.