Join other rural women and contribute to the advancement of rural women and girls.
The benefits of joining THE Rural Woman are endless. Become a #Thriving #Healing #Evolving Rural Woman.
Connect with like-minded rural women without leaving home. PJ's encouraged. Share your wins, hurdles, and challenges and get the support you've been searching for.
Chat with women via our online community who understand your background and situation. Connect, swap hints, collaborate on business ventures and more.
Enrol in free courses, or get discounted access to programs and events run by THE Rural Woman. Get invitations to special member only events, activities and opportunities.
Get equal voting rights in the AGM, nominate members of the Board, or stand as a Board member, and be involved and contribute to THE RW strategy and advocacy.
Get the opportunity to join the Bloom Continuing Personal and Professional Development program created by rural women, for rural women. (Additional subscription).
Work with us towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Goals through research, collaboration and policy advocacy. (Good Health and Wellbeing, Gender Equality, Decent Work & Economic Growth, Life on Land)
See what's happening in THE Rural Woman Community.
Equip your small business with the digital knowledge and tools to accelerate growth, productivity and efficiency.
Prioritise your personal and professional development, give and receive inspiration and knowledge, and establish accountability.
Join other rural women build the career of their dreams. Develop skills and confidence to rejoin the workforce, or reinvent your career in an entirely new direction.
To be eligible for membership you either need to be a woman living in a rural or regional location OR you want to contribute to the connection of rural women through financial support, mentoring, coaching, networking, or group facilitation. We are proudly Australian, but we are welcoming to people all across the globe to join as members! We love to 'live local - grow global' and want to see the advancement of rural women and girls around the world.
No. If you align with our mission - for the advancement of rural women and girls, you can join the Co-op! You can identify as a woman or a man or non-binary, or you can live in an urban or rural environment. However please note, men do not get access to the programs and the online community but are welcome to join THE Rural Woman Co-operative to show their support.
Members of THE RW Co-operative must be individuals. If an organisation or business wants to join the Co-op, they can, but it must be in the name of an Individual. We often partner and collaborate with organisations and businesses of like-mission. If that is you please contact us below and we look forward to connecting with you.
Membership is $99 plus a one-off joining fee of $44 including GST. This covers administation costs for joining as a new member. The annual renewal fee is $99 including GST and you'll be notified prior to your anniversary date so you can choose to renew your membership. There is only one tier of membership in the interest of simplicity and cooperativism.
The right to attend and be heard at general meetings. The right to vote at general meetings, including the right to vote on special resolutions. And eligibility to nominate as a director. Current financial members of THE RW Co-operative do get a vote. Each year there will be an Annual General Meeting which you will be invited to and you will be invited to any special general meetings called throughout the year. Each Member has 1 vote.
To pay the regular subscription fee each year (if you agree to renew). To actively support the mission of the Co-op and its primary activity which is to enable the connection of rural women and assist them to improve their wellbeing, agency and/or financial security, through education, training, networking, mentoring, and financial opportunities.
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THE Rural Woman Co-operative 2023