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Graduates from the 2018 and 2019 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program, are now part of a skilled and passionate alumni. 

Western Australian wine maker Cath Oates and 2019 graduate said the opportunity was ‘life changing’:

"Taking part in the program was the professional highlight of my 2019, it was a unique and special opportunity to meet such an inspiring group of women, both the mentees and mentors.

Broadacre farmer and agribusiness professional Leonie O’Driscoll, NSW, agreed:

"Through the Program I had the opportunity to listen to and work with experienced, likeminded, passionate women from different sectors and from all over the country. The relationships developed during the program continue today. I now have a heightened understanding of my strengths and have a clear plan forward –professionally and personally."

The NFF is joined by government and leading representative bodies as partners in the Program, all who have committed to making meaningful change on gender diversity within the leadership ranks of their organisations. 

"Our Program Partners, like the NFF, are steadfast on the importance of ensuring women have a voice in the decisions that will shape our sector. The Program just would not be possible without them." Ms Simson said.

Applications for the 2020 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program close 31 March. 

Selected participants come together in Canberra during May for a two-day retreat and graduate at a breakfast at the NFF’s National Conference in October. 

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