Our purpose - to provide a trusted and enabling environment for all agri women to realise their potential and grow the agricultural sector.
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AWDT Girls day out! Celebrating and taking time to celebrate is an important part of building culture in an organisation. Our lives get very busy, our workloads increase, it’s easy to just keep on going and not appreciate where you have come from. Therefore stopping, reflecting and gathering the team for a celebration is important. As a sector we need to do this more often, and return to our origins. I know some farming women who organise wonderful docking shouts, calving dinners, harvest celebrations. Through the century’s farmers used to celebrate the seasons this way-but modern life has somehow stolen this from us. Here at the AWDT we have already had a big year. We have ticked off milestones and our mighty little office team have worked incredibly hard. They do a great job, keeping up with me, interpreting my emails when I’m on the road, taking ideas and creating reality out of them. They support you, our facilitators and coaches, strategic partners and trustees. August is traditionally a quiet time for us and a month I take some annual leave. This year both Rachel and I are having some time off , so before I went away I decided we would celebrate hard work, great achievements alongside my appreciation of our awesome team with a girls day out. I did the driving, the organising and played host. Gwyn, Rachel and Marama started with a massage, then a facial and pedicure. Meantime I was whipping up a yummy morning tea and bubbles. After the ladies where totally relaxed and slightly glowing , we headed down to Grey town for lunch. A yummy meal, some more bubbles and a bit of fun shopping. I finally got to indulge my sweet tooth, then a fruit ice cream at my favourite local orchard and we were heading home again. The pictures tell the story. A lovely way to spend the day, focus on our achievements and just plain old enjoy each other’s company without the presure of tasks to complete. How do you celebrate achievement with your team?
Our Understanding Your Farming Business Programme is now available for 2015. Funded by the Red Meat Profit Partnership, UYFB aims to better engage women as critical partners in farming businesses by building business knowledge, skills and confidence. Click here for more info and dates and venues so far for 2015.