Announced on International Rural Women’s Day (15 Oct 2020), two female leaders will be the final guests of the year on Rural Aid’s popular Community Builders webinar series
After 18 episodes Rural Aid’s popular Community Builders free and live webinar series, launched during the early weeks of covid lockdown, the final discussion in 2020 will feature two leading women and their views on the opportunities for rural women in the face of covid.
The episode will air 4pm-5pm AEDT on Thursday 15 October.
This episode discusses how small towns and rural communities can best support and attract women.
CEO of Rural Aid, John Warlters, said he was pleased to announce two rural female leaders as the key speakers on this last episode on International Rural Women’s Day.
“From the tiny town of The Rock, Jo Palmer has reshaped the way businesses think about, access and succeed with remote staff, particularly women on the land with families. Jo is motivated by the social and economic benefits that remote work provides for rural Australia. She believes that your location, gender, physical ability or ethnicity should not determine the work you do,” Mr Warlters said.
Jo’s recognition includes 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National winner, 2018 Crow Awards Startup Superstar and Young Entrepreneur Awards, 2017 Soar Awards Regional Contribution winner and 2017 Finalist in the Regional Australia Institute’s Lightbulb Moments and Regional Online Heroes.
“Kendall Galbraith heads up an organisation with 265,000 rural women as members. Living in the Margaret River in Western Australia, her work involves ensuring rural, regional and remote women are in a position to contribute to the economic and social well-being of their communities,” Mr Warlters said.
Kendall has published articles with the Australian Institute for International Affairs but these days her writing and research focuses on gender equality within the Australian context.
“Her own personal journey as a professional based in regional WA is a story of the potential that exists in our communities,” Mr Warlters said.
“We welcome anyone with a passion for small towns and rural communities to attend.”
To register to attend the Community Builders Series, visit: ruralaid.org.au/towns/webinars
The series has been sponsored by Bushells.
Week 4’s episode is held on 22 October at 4pm-5pm AEDT on the topic of attracting and supporting women in small towns.
About Rural Aid
Rural Aid is one of Australia’s largest rural charities. Well known for the highly successful ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign, the charity also provides financial assistance, water and counselling to farmers in times of drought, flood or fire. Other initiatives support its vision that farming and rural communities are safeguarded to ensure their sustainability both during and after these natural disasters. Visit www.ruralaid.org.au for further information on these programs and other support for our rural communities.
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