Empowering the Women of Horticulture

Current and emerging female leaders in the Australian horticulture industry can now apply for a leadership development scholarship valued up to $10,941.

The scholarship, which is celebrating its second year, is funded by Hort Innovation and Women & Leadership Australia (WLA), with the scholarship grants covering up to 60 per cent of the cost of the following three types of training programs:

  • The Accelerated Leadership Performance Program
  • The Executive Ready Program
  • The Advanced Leadership Program

Participants will learn skills such as heightened presence and influence, managing team dynamics and driving performance and leading innovation and change.

With positive shifts already seen in the attitudes towards women in horticulture, Hort innovation and NGIV hope to encourage more women into taking leadership roles within the industry.

The funding is available to individuals and groups of employees who own or work within businesses that pay a levy to Hort Innovation.

Expressions of interest close on Friday, 7 December at 5pm AEDT, for more information and to apply follow the links:

Apply via the WLA website, visit www.wla.edu.au/horticulture.html

For more information about the partnership with Hort Innovation, click here  

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BBM Youth Support – Horticultural Awards

BBM Youth Support Awards open for applications 

BBM Youth Support is offering one $8,000 Award to young horticulturalists aged 16-23, designed to help the successful applicant develop specialist skills and widen their networks overseas. Upon their return, awardees are then encouraged to share these skills, enriching communities as role models, mentors, teachers and employers.

If you are eligible and between the ages of 16 and 23 and are passionate about developing your skills overseas, please apply using the link below.


Applications close in August – please contact Melanie 02 9233 4005 for exact date-  and are judged by a panel of selectors from a number of horticulture institutions, and BBM Youth Support.

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Congratulations Dawn on your 80th Birthday!

Last month our past President/Chairwomen ‘Dawn Fleming’ celebrated her 80th Birthday.  In true Dawn’s style she celebrated this milestone with over 100 guests at a lunch held in her honour at ‘Southern Golf Club’, Melbourne.  This event was celebrated with Dawns family, some who flew in from the USA, many long term friends, business & horticultural friends and of course her golfing mates.

Those attending were thrilled to also find that were to be a part of her new book launch, a book titled ‘Dawn’.  Dawn not shy when it comes to the art of writing has used this book to recount some of her letter writing, memories and emotions as she and Don have travelled the world.

The book is being offered to our EWHA membership for a price of $50.00 plus postage.  If you are interested you can inquire through info@ewha.com.au

EWHA is so proud of Dawn and will always be inspired by her personal drive to achieve her goals and remain stead fast to her values.

Dawn with her book

Dawn with her book

EWHA Cttee Member Ros McCully and Dawn Fleming

Dawn with EWHA Member Ros McCully

Dawn with EWHA Members: Ros McCully, Jenni Eaton, Sue Vernes and Noelle Weatherley

Dawn with EWHA Members: Ros McCully, Jenni Eaton, Sue Vernes and Noelle Weatherley

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