A specialist rural insurance company will be hosting two leadership events in Tamworth on August 01 and 02 to explore and promote the role of women in Australian agriculture.
The Achmea Australia-hosted events will tackle the role of women leaders and decision-makers in all areas of farming and agriculture, as well as how culture contributes to a healthy farm workplace and the growth of thriving and dynamic rural communities.
“Only through a grassroots cultural shift, beginning in homes and classrooms, can true equality become a reality, enabling women to rise to positions of leadership in agriculture just as much as in the other areas of society,” said Tracey Hayes, former Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) CEO and event speaker. “Real leadership is about empowerment and respect, and it’s important we understand the barriers and break down the unconscious and, in some cases, conscious bias that exists as a roadblock for the leadership progression of women in Australian agriculture.”
Emma Thomas, Achmea Australia CEO, said the company’s support of these important issues reflects its commitment to “protecting and enhancing rural communities.”
“Women have a significant amount to offer in leadership roles and comprise nearly half of all agricultural workers globally,” Thomas said. “Increased representation in leadership and at a decision-making level is vital for the future success of the industry.”