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International Day of Rural Women – Friday 15 October, 2021
In partnership with GRO Events Group, Rural Aid invites you to join us for our 2021 event for The International Day of Rural Women: GRIT – a virtual morning tea with Catherine Marriott.
The most recent statistics from the Australian Government census in 2016 indicated that 32% of the Australian agriculture workforce are women. Following years of drought, flood, fire and now COVID-19, Australian women across the rural and agricultural landscape have acted as pillars of strength. Not only have they contributed to on- and off-farm income, they have managed households (completing 13% more work than other women in Australia), supported friends and family, juggled kids and work, and given extensively to their communities, all often unrecognised.
What do we think is the key ingredient here? Grit.
We all know a rural woman like this, and the International Day of Rural Woman is the perfect time to celebrate and acknowledge this trait.
Join us at 10.30am via Zoom on Friday 15 October to celebrate the International Day of Rural Women.
Hosted by Dimity from GRO Events Group, you will hear a live Q&A from the inspiring and incredible Catherine Marriott, CEO of Riverine Plains, UNE’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and the 2012 WA Rural Women of the Year. Catherine, as someone who always speaks from the heart, will share her experiences of grit – her work and personal life and everything she has learnt along the way.
During the virtual morning tea, you will also hear from our own Lauren Stracey (Manager Mental Health and Wellbeing) and Heidi Gray (Counsellor & Community Representative – Northern New South Wales) from Rural Aid to hear about the incredible projects and support they are rolling out across the country to support rural communities.
To register, click this link
We hope to see you there.