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About the network

Women in Forests and Timber Network (WFTN)The Women in Forests and Timber Network (WFTN) is a forum for women in our industry to meet, exchange ideas and ensure our voices are heard.

We aim to recognise the contributions of the women in our industry, to celebrate their achievements and to support their access to skills and professional development opportunities.

ForestWorks provides a secretariat service the WFTN.

The WFTN is sponsored  by Healthcare Insurance

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Join the network

The Women in Forests and Timber Network holds regular events across Australia, open to all women in and around the industry.

Once you are a member, you will receive the network’s bi-monthly newsletter and all information about upcoming events and activities. It’s free to join – simply fill in the registration form and return to wftn@forestworks.com.au.

DownloadWFTN Registration form

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Network eNews

The latest news on all achievements, contributions, networking and professional development opportunities for women in our industry.

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DownloadWFTN Current edition – February 2017

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Interesting links and resources

DownloadWFTN Information Sheet – Work, Family, Balance Strategies for Success
DownloadWFTN Research Brief – Does Gender Diversity in Forest Sector Companies Matter? Oregon State University, Solutions Forest Business

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Video

WFTN luncheon – Victoria parliament house, 12 December 2013

WFTN held a fantastic luncheon at the Victorian Parliament House on 12 December with 55 people attending.The luncheon, supported by HealthCare Insurance, was MCed by Kersten Gentle and hosted by Cindy McLeish, State Member for Seymour, and Jo Duncan, State Member for Macedon. Guest speaker, the Hon Heidi Victoria, Minister for Women’s Affairs, gave an inspirational presentation that focussed on the impressive role women play in our industry.

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National Advisory Group

This group meets quarterly to plan and look at ways to strengthen the network. Women on this advisory network represent all sectors and regions across Australia.

If you would like to contribute to the network, please contact Michelle Ingley-Smith, WFTN Coordinator.

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Mentoring

The importance of mentoring and peer support is obvious when we recognise the value of networking and maintaining relationships throughout our lives, both personally and professionally.

We have a list of mentors in various areas willing to assist and support others, in areas such as:

  • marketing and events
  • strategic marketing
  • training
  • business development
  • design joinery
  • importing containers
  • product development
  • conflict and dispute resolution
  • confidence building
  • time management/organisation

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Useful links

 

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National Rural Womens Coalition (NRWC)

Victorian Associations of Forest Industries (VAFI) logo

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Rural Womens Network

Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Womens Network (QRRRWN)

Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women (FAAW)

Australian Women in Agriculture (AWA)

Timber Communities Australia (TCA) logo

 

 

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More information

For more information or to join the Women in Forests and Timber Network, please contact:
Michelle Ingley-Smith
WFTN Coordinator

E: wftn@forestworks.com.au
T. 1800 177 001
A. Level 2, 32 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000