Our values define who we are and everything we do - relationships with our partners, our participants and their families, our team.
Keeping it real: meet today's needs, from farm to boardroom
Creating confidence: to learn, connect, take action
Being curious: always learning, open to new possibilities
Inspiring hearts and minds
With another year of challenge and change behind us, this final post for the year is a small celebration of our collective growth.
In 2021, around 600 of you joined us to build the confidence, skills and connections needed to create positive change – from the farm to the marae to the boardroom.
In the next few weeks, enjoy your well-earned break and reconnect with the people and places that matter to you.
Then, in 2022, let’s make change happen. ... See MoreSee Less
Merry Christmas team!
An inspired appointment of a champion for rural women, communities and our wider sector. Congratulations Sandra. We look forward to your leadership!Following our November Board Meeting, we are delighted to share that Sandra Matthews has been appointed as Chair for this board term 👏
Sandra joined the board at the AGM as a North Island Board Member and will be working alongside President Gill Naylor and the rest of the RWNZ board ✨
Sandra brings a range of skills and expertise to the Board including significant governance experience. You can read more about Sandra on our website by following the link below:
#ruralwomennz #ruralcommunities #ruralwomen ... See MoreSee Less
‘Inspired appointment’ 💯!!! Congratulations Sandra.
The summer edition of Shepherdess Magazine is out now - full of stories about farming women #CreatingPostiveChange.
Women like inaugural #EscalatorAlumni, rural leader and AWDT facilitator Dawn Sangster. Or clinical psychologist and AWDT facilitator & graduate Kate Steadman.
As a founding partner of Shepherdess, we’re thrilled to see the magazine go from strength to strength. It's now available in 500 retail outlets around the country!
To celebrate this milestone, we’re giving away 15 copies.
To enter, simply share your 2021 milestone in the comments. What positive change did you achieve for yourself or others this year?
Ts & Cs
1. Competition closes Sunday, December 5 at 11:00pm.
2. Winning comments will be chosen at the discretion of AWDT.
3. This promotion is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Facebook.
4. Winners will be notified by Facebook message. ... See MoreSee Less
I have had the most amazing year of learning and development hugely due to the fact that I participated in Next Level. I've gained so much more clarification around my why and what drives me, and have noticed myself consciously weighing up decisions with it in mind. Feeling much more confident and believing in myself, i have connected with a fabulous network of women, and gained a greater understanding of my strengths and what I bring to the table. I am so so excited about what lies ahead ❤️ Fizzing! Thank you AWDT!
Quitting a job that was ruining my mental health. Taking a break then finding a place where I was appreciated 😊 You have to do what's right for you and your family, even if it's a hard road to start with.
Looks a great read. I become a volunteer fire fighter. Great way to become involved in a community, especially a small rural one.❤🚒.
Such a great edition and amazing to be part of it with many other incredible women. Thanks AWDT for the support! ❤️
Can't wait to read this. My achievements this year are winning the 2021 Dairy Women of the Year and completing my AWDT Next Steps course. This has really made me cement my why in helping others and how I'm going to do that. Bring on 2022!
Over 70 and still going to the gym , looking after a 3/4 acre garden and secretary of our Rural woman group , so retired farmers can still be kept busy .
I have SO been waiting for this issue Dawn Sangster 🥰
Sacha Douglas taming your toddler… and then taming mine 😅
Had a baby 👶