Mon, 08 Mar|
International Women's Day Event
Joined by a panel of women ranging from Indigenous entrepreneurs to agricultural scientists, Dr Christine Pitt will moderate the discussion around the critical importance of increasing the participation of Indigenous Women in the native agriculture and food sector.
Time & Location
08 Mar 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm AEDT
About the Event
This year’s International Women’s Day focus is “Choose to Challenge”. Did you know that less than 0.2% of all Australian businesses are operated by Indigenous women? Food Futures Company believes that the native ag+food sector can offer the pathways and opportunities to significantly increase this number.
The challenge however, is that Indigenous women face multiple barriers to participation as a result of their gender, cultural background, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. There is a vicious cycle in which the lack of Indigenous female role models negatively impacts on the career decisions of young Indigenous women.
The native ag+food sector is fundamental to Indigenous cultural and social identity. The lack of participation by Indigenous people (and women in particular) is likely to be impacting on their ability to secure economic, health, cultural and social benefits for themselves and their communities.