From the back paddock to the boardroom, nominations are being sought for the inaugural Women in Australian Agribusiness 100 list (WIAA 100), presented by Emerald Grain and Fairfax Ag Media.

Emerald Grain CEO John Murray said women play a vital role in agribusiness and it’s time to share stories of their contribution and success.

“The sector is dominated by family farming enterprises where women play a large role in business management and in organisations that support rural communities.

“Then you have top companies across industries like grain, dairy, horticulture and livestock, where many women are holding the most senior ranks.

“I hope this list goes a long way to highlight role models for young women considering agribusiness careers.”

General manager of Fairfax’s FarmOnline network of agricultural news sites Sally White said Fairfax was excited to partner with Emerald Grain to celebrate the achievements of women in agribusiness.

“This is a wonderful initiative that will help record and share inspiring stories.

“This is about celebrating the great women in our industry, whether they’re running a farm or running a company.”

Ms White said a panel of experts will be appointed to ensure the final list displays a cross-section of excellence in agriculture.

“We want to reach out to agribusiness, grass roots organisations and networks and work together to create the WIAA 100.”

Ms White said people could visit to make a nomination.

“All you need to do in fill in the person’s name and contact details with a few short sentences on why you think the nominated woman should be celebrated as part of the list.”

Nominees will be contacted for their permission to be added to the list.

Watch the list grow