Enterprising Rural Women Awards
Hurry get your Enterprising Rural Women Awards entries in now!
Entries are closing soon for the 2015 Enterprising Rural Women Awards (ERWA).
The awards offer women who run their own rural businesses, the opportunity to boost their profiles and gain recognition for their achievements.
Through the Enterprising Rural Women Awards, Rural Women NZ raises awareness of women’s entrepreneurship and their input into rural communities, creating local employment and often supplementing farm income.
There are four award categories in 2015:
• Love of the Land – for land based businesses.
• Help! I need somebody – for businesses providing any type of service, from retailers to agricultural contractors.
• Making it in Rural – for businesses that involve manufacturing or creativity.
• Stay, Play Rural – for businesses engaged in rural tourism or hospitality.
To enter the awards, women have to own and operate a small business with less than 10 full time equivalent staff, based in a rural area. The business must have been running for at least two years. If in partnership, women must be an active partner of 50 percent or more in the business.
Thanks to our sponsors, Agrisea, Irricon Resource Solutions and NZ Post.
Entries close Friday 18 September. The awards will be presented at the Rural Women NZ national conference in Nelson on Saturday 21 November.
Each category winner will receive $1,000 in prize money and a trophy, with a further $1,000 going to the supreme winner.