Christmas parties with a difference

I’ve been to three outstanding Christmas parties in the last couple of weeks, all of which were beautiful examples of what Christmas can be about. Two were for the boards I sit on—Maldon and District Financial Services Ltd, or MDFSL (a not-for-profit company...

New Blood in the Orchard

A couple of years ago I gave up being “busy”. It was when I was doing the project for the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award and had a lot on my plate – you can read about it here. Here’s what I had to say at the time about being busy…...

Inspiring young entrepreneurs

Two things happened this week to make me feel inspired, enthused and excited about business. The first was being asked to be the keynote speaker at the La Trobe Uni VCE Business Forum in Bendigo, presenting to Year 11 business students. Part of my presentation was...

Organic farming across borders

This week we’re delighted to bring you a guest blog from Norma Tauiliili, who spent the week with us as a WWOOFer, but a WWOOFer with a difference! Norma works for an organisation called Women in Business Development Inc (Samoa) (WIBDI), an organisation dedicated to...

10 Reasons Why You Should Apply For RIRDC Rural Women’s Award

Applications for the 2017 RIRDC Rural Women’s Awards have now opened, and based on what I learned as the 2015 Victorian winner, here’s my top 10 reasons why you should apply (as long as you’re a woman!). Get help to do an awesome project The award is...

My work here is done…

My year as Victoria’s Rural Women of the Year is done and dusted! It was my very great pleasure a couple of weeks ago to pass the baton to this year’s winner, Dr Jessica Lye, whose proposed biosecurity project promises great things for Victorian...