2018 Women in Leadership Shepparton

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Join us in Shepparton for our Women in Agribusiness event, hosted by Professor Amalia Di Iorio, La Trobe University’s Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Partnerships)

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Wednesday 28 November 2018 06:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Christina Tait
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La Trobe University Shepparton
Type of Event:
Current Student: Leadership; Alumni; Community Event; Conference; Forum/symposium

Join farmer and VFF Director, Emma Germano, along with a panel of agribusiness professionals as they discuss the personal and systemic challenges of working in a male dominated industry.

An event for all men and women with an interest in how gender equality in agribusiness can drive innovation and strengthen economic and social outcomes for the whole industry.

Keynote speaker

Emma Germano is the Managing Director of I Love Farms, President of the Victorian Farmers Federation Horticulture Group and a recipient of the Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship. She has been recognised as an emerging agricultural leader passionate about Australian farming and has appeared as a panel member on ABC’s Q and A. In April 2017,

Emma launched her new business, a mobile app called hellofarmerthat assists farmers to recruit and induct farm labour, encouraging farm employment best practice.


Amalia Di Iorio is a Professor of Finance at La Trobe University with an active international research profile and numerous highly regarded publications. Professor Di lorio has a particular interest in women’s financial literacy and other factors that influence positive outcomes for women.

Panel members

Lisa Birrell - Regional Extension Officer, Murray Dairy

Dr Bisi Oladele - Technical Manager, Geoffrey Thompson Holdings Limited

Dr Charlotte (Charlie) Aves - Executive Officer, Irrigated Cropping Council and Vice President, Australian Women in Agriculture


$25 – All proceeds from ticket sales are donated to the Regional Women in Leadership Bursary.

The Regional Women in Leadership Bursary is a fund established through income received from donations and ticket sales to regional Women in Leadership events. The purpose of the fund is to provide bursaries to female La Trobe University students in regional Victoria who are aspiring to leadership positions within their chosen field.

Please join us for refreshments and further discussion after the event.


La Trobe University Shepparton

210 Fryers St, Shepparton VIC 3630



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