ABOVE: The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award 2023 black-tie evening will be attended by alumni, government officials, industry and private sector representatives and media. From the 2022 event, runner up Kimberley Furness and national winner Stephanie Trethewey receive their awards.
THE national winner and runner up of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award will be announced at a gala dinner and national announcement on Tuesday September 12, 2023 at the Great Hall, Parliament House in Canberra.
The highly anticipated event celebrates female-led ingenuity in rural and regional Australia and limited tickets are now on sale.
2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award national winner Stephanie Trethewey 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 prestigious award acknowledges the committed network of community leaders who are dedicated to creating positive impact in rural and regional Australia.
AgriFutures Australia managing director John Harvey said: “The event is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of the 2023 National Finalists, and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of these remarkable women and inspiring the next generation of female leaders in rural and regional industries, businesses and communities.”
To support significant professional development opportunities, all seven national finalists will receive a $1500 grant from Westpac.
The national runner up will receive an additional $15,000 and the national winner will receive an additional $20,000.
Westpac national general manager regional and agribusiness Peta Ward said, “The Rural Women’s Awards celebrate the positive role women play in driving innovation and thought leadership in our regional communities.”
“As platinum sponsors of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Awards, we encourage you to attend the 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award gala dinner and national announcement, to recognise those women across Australia who are making positive change for the local communities, industries and regions they support,” Ms Ward said.
The black-tie event is open to the public to purchase tickets at agrifutures.eventsair.com/2023-agrifutures-rural-womens-award-gala-dinner-and-national-announcement/register/Site/Register