Since establishment in 1993 AWiA has developed an organisation of national leadership and influence within Australian agricultural industries.
Organisational highlights and achievements include:
• A committed and active membership base.
• Active, leading participation in the International Conference on Women in Agriculture movement: Melbourne 1994, Washington DC 1998. Madrid 2002, Durban 2007, India
• Australian Women in Agriculture’s Annual National Conference attracts members from each state.
• The establishment and maintenance of the AWiA website including an electronic discussion forum available to all members.
• Publication of The Buzz, a quarterly comprehensive journal focussing on rural women and their communities
• Facilitation and co-ordination of workshops throughout Australia e.g. Leading the Way, Strengthening Australia's Farming Future
• Development and coordination of national learning programs – currently via the Farm Women Networks and Technology Project
• Fostering of partnerships with companies, peak industry organisations and government to develop initiatives to promote women as equal partners in agriculture.
• Recognition as a professional body to provide government and opposition with a diversity of voices through an annual delegation to Parliament House Canberra.
• Active membership of National Rural Women’s Coalition Alliance
• Successful operation as a not for profit organisation with a committed, voluntary Board of Management.