Congratulations to the AWDT 2019 Escalator Graduates

Leadership and governance development of women involved in the primary sector was celebrated on 14th November as the Agri-Women’s Development Trust (AWDT) marked another successful graduation from its Escalator programme.



Justine Gilliland, AGMARDT Trustee attended the celebrations and took the opportunity to get a photo with our two scholarship recipients, Tracy Benge and Jan Early.






The 10-month Escalator programme provides leadership and governance development to women each year. It takes a wide approach to development, providing women with skills and support, and addresses the real barriers women can face when engaging in decision-making. Participants have come from across the primary industries. The programme is supported by AGMARDT, ANZ, Beef + Lamb, DairyNZ, MPI, CRS Software, Farmers Weekly NZ, KPMG NZ Farming Business.