2013 Rural Women's Conference

The National Rural Women’s Coalition helped to strengthen the voices of rural women by hosting the first ever NRWC Rural Women’s Conference in Canberra on 18th – 20th February 2013. Over 400 women gathered to particiapate in something BIG .........   BIG challenges .......  BIG inspiration ....... BIG business ....... BIG networks.  The conference was held in conjunction with the Canberrra Centenary Celebrations, where the month of February was dedicated to celebrating the women who have shaped our nation. 

The Board of the NRWC would like to thank everyone for attending the 2013 National Rural Women’s Conference. We trust all delegates were  able to take away some inspired networking and insightful ideas from the various speakers, workshops and social discussions.  

You may view the NRWC Conference Proceedings Report here. 

The NRWC wishes to extend its gratitude to those who have contributed to the success of the conference.  

They include:

  • Our keynote speakers and workshop presenters - thank you for being part of ‘something big’ by sharing your vibrant addresses and workshop presentations which framed and informed the conversations over the 2 days.  
  • A big thank you to those presenters who have travelled from many remote and rural locations to be with us – it is truly appreciated. Few other conferences can claim to have speakers and presenters coming from every corner of our vast nation. 
  • The National Convention Centre for hosting the event and providing us with outstanding facilities and catering.  
  • Our generous sponsors who assisted in making this conference happen.  Your partnerships have been genuinely appreciated and have added a very special flavor to the networking and learning.
  • Our trade exhibitors who have shared their products and services with us – thank you for this excellent showcase.  This has added another dimension to the conference experience for our delegates.
  • Each and every delegate is thanked for attending the conference.  Rural women and those who work in the rural space are the greatest asset that our families, community and country has and this conference would not be a success it has been without your attendance.
  • Tilma Management has partnered with us to manage the conference.  This band of enthusiastic women from a rurally based location have ensured that the smallest of details have been attended to.  To Linda, Lisa and the team – thanks for weaving your magic in all facets of the conference!
  • The NRWC Board has been responsible for strategically guiding the conference planning and their guidance, leadership and support is evident in the conference event.  Each Director contributes to the NRWC voluntarily and the time, effort and knowledge contributed to this event is appreciated more than words can express.









The NRWC recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as First Nation traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.

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