2023 Tasmanian AgriFutures Rural Women's Award Winner and Finalists

​​Sisters Creek businesswoman, Melissa Duniam has been awarded the 2023 Tasmanian AgriFutures Rural Women​’s Award for her trail-blazing approach to professional developments for managers, leaders and communicators.​  

Winner - Me​​​lissa D​uniam 

Melissa Duniam 2023 RWA Finalist

Melissa is an experienced business operator and down-to-earth leader, with a deep understanding of the value and effects of​ communication, relationships and dynamics in the workplace. 

Drawing from her experience in the dairy and agricultural industry, Melissa created her business, Leading Rein, which focuses on connecting teams and organisations with horses and exploring strategies for building stronger con​nections. Her “herds, to horses, are teams, to people” approach enables clients to gain valuable insights and develop interperso​​nal and leadership skills.

Through her unique ability to understand both human and horse herd dynamics, the location and the programs, she emp​owers people and teams to realise their personal and collective potential, through meaningful and impactful learning experiences.

Encourag​​​​em​​​ent Award - B​elle Binder​​​​

Belle Binder 2023 RWA Finalist

Belle's career path took an unexpected turn when she entered the agricultural industry, supplying workers to farms, and soon discovered that she loved farmin​g.  Belle is changing farm workplace cultures, driving higher levels of productivity and positive workplace environments. 

​Develo​​pm​e​​n​t Awards 

Kit​ana​ Mans​ell and Tamar Cordover

Kitana Mansell 2023 RWA

              Kitana Mansell    

Kitana has been managing palawa kipli / the first Tasmanian Aboriginal food business for three years.  Kitana has developed her modern take on Tasmanian Aboriginal food through catering services and cultural food experiences on country.
Tamar Cordover 2023 RWA Finalist

          Tamar Cordover

Tamar works to connect and engage rural women with disabilities in micro-enterprise endeavors, to benefit wo​men in agriculture, rural communities and to build the resilience of rural Australia.



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