The Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program is a flagship program of the NFF. It is designed to increase the representation of women in the leadership ranks of Australian agriculture. The NFF has a goal to double the number of women in agriculture’s leadership ranks by 2030.
It’s suited to women with a connection to the sector and who are passionate about being a part of its future.
The Program matches successful applicants with a mentor to explore leadership goals and strategies. The mentorship runs from June to October/November.
Mentees come together for a two-day retreat in Canberra at the start of the Program and again at the completion of the Program for graduation (subject to COVID-19). Mentees meet regularly with their mentor and take part in online inspiring speakers webinars throughout the program.
In it’s fifth year in 2022, the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program, boasts an alumni of 41 graduates, who have gone on to pursue high profile and impactful leadership positions and to be change-makers within their community.
The Program is supported by leading agriculture-focussed organisations who have joined with the NFF in committing to make meaningful change towards gender diversity in our sector. Partners report annually on their progress on gender equality.
In the meantime connect with like-minded community on the Women in Agriculture Leadership Facebook group for leadership opportunities, live Masterclass Q&A sessions with accomplished women (& men!) stories, advice, lessons learned, and so much more.
For more information contact Program Coordinator Kristy Barber: (e) firstname.lastname@example.org (p) 0499 183 171.
If you have applied for the 2022 Diversity in Leadership Program you will be contacted by the end of May regarding the outcome of your application. Find out more about the program here.
The NFF’s Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program is building an alumni of skilled female leaders from across the country. The alumni consists of individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills sets, all with one thing in common – a vision for agriculture and a commitment to being a part of the sector’s growth. Graduates of the program have called the experience ‘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.”
Western Australian winemaker Cath Oates and 2019 DiALP graduate.
“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.”
Broadacre farmer and agribusiness professional Leonie O’Driscoll, NSW and 2019 DiALP graduate.
Learn more about the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program Alumni below. View the 2020 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program pledges from our partners.