Sarah von Dadelszen
"My first introduction to AGMARDT was in 2006 being the recipient of a FAME scholarship. This challenged and motivated me. It is a privilege to be part of this on-going decision making process for the growth of New Zealand agriculture." – Sarah von Dadelszen


AWDT 2019 Escalator Programme Now OPEN

5 September 2018

AGMARDT are proud supporters of the Agri-Womens Development Trust. Their 10-month leadership and governance programme, Escalator, is open to women in all primary industries.

Escalator is an established leadership and governance programme for women involved in primary industries and rural communities. It equips them with the tools, confidence and support they need to successfully lead and govern in their chosen fields.

Participants are engaged and challenged by cutting-edge content delivered by leading experts in a highly-supportive environment of personalised learning.

The coaching, support and mentoring participants receive from AWDT, industry leaders and each other put Escalator in a class of its own. Each year 14 women are selected for the programme which begins in February and ends in November.

Applications for 2019 CLOSE on 28 September 2018

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