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 “Well done on such an incredible summit! Everyone I have spoken to was just buzzing from the experience – and were blown away by the speakers and content of the sessions.”

On the 6 & 7 April 2016, Partners in Grain WA hosted the sold-out INSPIRE Summit, an advanced farm business skills summit for 130 women from WA farm businesses.

Focusing on grain growers, INSPIRE was for women who are highly involved in their farm business and are interested in increasing their own skills, capacity and confidence for the benefit of their business, their community and the wider industry.

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Sharing skills. STEPPinG ahead

An advanced business skills summit for women of WA farm businesses.

In the last few years PinG WA has delivered more than 65 workshops to over 800 growers. Developed with GRDC funding the four workshops offered cover various areas of business management:

  • Being a Better Boss: Managing People (Human Resources)
  • Being a Better Boss: Legal Obligations (Industrial Relations)
  • Farm Office Efficiencies
  • Technology, Tablets & Tips: Managing your business on the go

Overall, across the four workshops, 99% of participants recommend the training to other growers.

Feedback and evaluations from these workshops, consultation with the WA Reference Group, WA grower groups, and farming conversations at a local level have identified a need for further professional development and capacity building opportunities for women in farm businesses.

Hence the INSPIRE Summit…




Hosted as a two day program plus a networking sundowner, INSPIRE was held in Perth at the Pagoda Resort & Spa.

View the INSPIRE Program and find out more about the INSPIRE Key Speakers.

Key themes for INSPIRE:

  • You and your business in the global game of agriculture
  • Understanding people
  • Sharing skills – grower perspectives
  • Stepping ahead – inspiring yourself & others

A dynamic program was presented in an interactive mix of keynote, panel and concurrent sessions:

  • A global perspective – the future of agriculture
  • Our role in promoting agriculture positively
  • The opportunities & influence of women in Australian agriculture
  • Simplify, Structure, Succeed – you, your goals & your business
  • Team dynamics and tools
  • Valuing outside expertise – consultants, accountants, banks
  • Influential communication

6 concurrent sessions were lead by WA growers’ experiences:

  • Farm boards & governance opportunities
  • Simplifying on farm employment
  • Technology & Social media
  • Advanced office management
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Strategies for succession





It’s as simple as this, without sponsors and external funding, Partners in Grain WA simply would not have been able to host the INSPIRE Summit.

A huge thankyou goes to these organisations who helped us support and strengthen WA farm businesses:

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