16 Jun 2010

Agriwomen trust to promote leadership

8:32 am on 16 June 2010

Women with an interest in taking leadership roles in the rural industry are to be helped by a newly formed group - the Agriwomen's Development Trust.

It has been formed by Eketahuna farmer Lindy Nelson, a former Kellogg rural leaders scholarship winner.

Ms Nelson says 10 women a year will be chosen to take part in the year-long programme.

She says women only make up 6% of senior management and governance positions in rural businesses.