First Steps

First Steps is an empowering two-day programme specifically designed for rural women to understand and realise their potential. 

It was developed as a result of AWDT’s in-depth research into the role of women in agriculture and the value of their skills and strengths gained in their roles in farming, in their careers, as mothers and in supporting communities.

First Steps is run in rural centres throughout New Zealand. Date and venues can be found here

Programme information

Escalator Programme

First Steps is an empowering two-day programme specifically designed for rural women to understand and realise their potential.  Read more ...

 

Dates and venues

First Steps Programme

Each year, First Steps is held in a number of rural and provincial centres throughout New Zealand. Dates and venues are posted here as they are confirmed. Read more.... 

 

Who First Steps is for

Do you support a farming business? Would you like to be more involved in your community? Would you like two days to focus on yourself and discover how you can use your skills to add value in areas of interest? Read more ...

Case studies

Hear from First Steps participants - how they found the programme, what they learned and how they are using that in their lives Read more ...

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Steps is supported by AWDT programme partners: