The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award 2024 provides rural women with financial and practical support to implement their visions for primary industries and rural Australia and enhances their leadership and representative capacity.
This year we welcome three finalists: Belle Binder, Emily Armstrong and Tamar Cordover Pritchard.
Belle Binder, Farm Work Loop
Belle Binder, 2024 RWA Finalist
Belle Binder from Devonport, is a passionate advocate for the value and importance of agricultural industries. Going beyond advocacy, Belle is now at the forefront of establishing a model of excellence in farm workplaces. Her vision extends to promoting sustainability, inclusivity, and robust community engagement, setting a standard that others in the field can aspire to achieve.
Tamar Cordover Pritchard, Compass Inclusive Agriculture Project
Tamar Cordover Pritchard, 2024 RWA Finalist
Tamar Cordover Pritchard from South Arm, is dedicated to fostering connections and empowering rural women with disabilities. Tamar’s mission is to actively engage these women, enabling their meaningful participation in the growing agricultural sector. Tamar's commitment is a beacon of inclusivity and amplifying the voices and contributions of an often-overlooked demographic.
Emily Armstrong, Mums Connect
Emily Armstrong, 2024 RWA Finalist
Emily Armstrong from Devonport, has developed a lifeline for rural mothers. Emily’s innovative approach involves creating a comprehensive database encompassing local activities, events, and support services. This lifeline not only serves as a practical resource but also cultivates a sense of community among like-minded individuals who intimately understand the unique experiences of rural motherhood.
The winner of this award will receive a grant of $15,000 from platinum sponsor Westpac and have the opportunity to attend the prestigious Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.
The award ceremony will be held in Launceston on 5 April 2024 where the Tasmanian winner will be announced. The winner will go on to represent Tasmania at the national finals to be held in September 2024.