In its second year, the Program, an initiative of the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) aims to fix agriculture’s ‘woman problem’, by developing and empowering aspiring female leaders to reach their potential.
“Currently, women comprise 41% of the agricultural workforce but make up only 18% of management roles and 2.3% of CEO positions,” NFF President Fiona Simson said.
“This is out of step with other comparable industries and is a statistic that the NFF and our committed Program Partners are determined to rectify.”
It’s time that women are equally represented at the level where decisions are taken that shape the future of our industry and rural and regional Australia more broadly.
NFF President Fiona Simson.