Women of influence in regional Australia
The Regional Australia Institute understands the value of the contribution women make every day to their businesses, industries and communities, not to mention seeing the imprint of their work throughout our regions almost everywhere we look.
In 2013, the RAI is proud to congratulate our very own Chief Executive, Su McCluskey, for her nomination in the annual Financial Review – Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards, in the regional category.
The unassuming high-flyer inspires many in her role in the corporate world while sharing her enthusiastic passion for regional Australia, agriculture and for her cattle farm in Yass.
Enthusiastic, engaged and non-stop in her mission to improve the lives of people living in regional, rural and remote Australia, Ms McCluskey is the perfect example of a woman having a positive influence through her hard work and drive to make a difference.
And she has approached her nomination with typical humility.
“It’s lovely to know that someone thinks you are doing your job well, or has noticed your contribution, but I also come into contact with so many women from a lot of different backgrounds, and they just blow me away,” Ms McCluskey said.
“The talents that are out there, being applied to so many challenges, causes and organisations are exceptional.”
The Women of Influence Awards are dedicated to identifying and celebrating the bold, energetic women who are creating a vibrant and diverse Australia.
Individuals can be nominated across ten categories including board and management, public sector, innovation, social enterprise and not for profit, diversity, young leader, business entrepreneur, philanthropy, global and local/regional.
“I would urge people to nominate those who they have observed making a difference in any of these areas,” Ms McCluskey said.
Australia is undoubtedly a great incubator of talented women, and the RAI knows that a lot of them are working within the inspiring and sometimes challenging environs of Australia’s regions.
But whether they are city-based or just a little further afield, these awards are a great opportunity to recognise the cream of the crop, and have your say in the shaping the top 100.
Nominations close on Sunday August 18, 2013 and entry is free. To enter, go to: http://www.afr.com/100women.