Women in Cotton covered at conference
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 07:22
According to WinCott Chair and cotton grower Barb Grey, Day Three of the Australian Cotton Conference will be especially interesting to all women in the cotton industry.

http://www.sxc.hu/pic/m/z/zz/zzzarahh/1111683_cottonplant.jpgA line up of talented and interesting speakers and topics such as business ethics, leadership, the future of education and the health of farm families are sure to encourage the large number of women involved in cotton to attend.

"The position of Australia's women in executive decision-making positions is very much the hot topic, especially given the recent rise of women in to prominent leadership positions. Wincott's focus is on the personal and professional development of women in the industry, and we want to encourage & support the many switched-on women who care about the industry and their communities to actively participate," Barb said.

"The Conference is a three day feast of opportunity, with the final day particularly catering to topics that women might be interested in," she said.

Session Topics include:
• Jane Walton, a skilled lawyer, ethicist, teacher, presenter, and an expert in corporate governance, board performance and organisational culture (and also a founding director of the St James Ethics Centre), will present a fascinating insight into business ethics and leadership
• Clinical Associate Professor Sue Brumby from the National Centre for Farmer Health will look at the health of cotton families
• "Inspirational Jo Eady will lead a panel session with selected Future Cotton Leaders & industry identities, to provoke us in our thinking about the essence of leadership
• Liz Alexander from Blue Dog AgriBusiness has just completed comprehensive grass-roots research, & will present her perspectives on what motivates and inhibits community people to engage with their local groups