Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year

The Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year award recognises an outstanding woman who has contributed to the dairy industry with passion, drive, innovation and leadership.

The recipient will receive a scholarship of up to $20,000 for an approved development programme, professional/business coaching and/or learning experience (or combination of these) chosen by the recipient.

The Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year 2020 title will be awarded at the national conference in Hamilton on 6 May 2020. Finalists will be individually interviewed on 15 April 2020 in Auckland to ascertain a winner followed by media training and filming.

The selection panel consists of five judges including representatives from Dairy Women’s Network, Fonterra, Global Women, Ballance Agri-Nutrients and a previous Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year recipient.

Criteria

The judging panel will give consideration to the following qualities when awarding the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year title:

The entrant has a commitment, drive and passion for the dairy industry as a whole and is a positive role model for women in dairying.

  1. She is a strong performer, who is recognised by her peers as a potential leader.
  2. She demonstrates leadership within her community, but has a wider circle of influence than her local community.
  3. The entrant is influential in the dairy industry, holding or having previously held leadership positions on regional or national dairy organisations.
  4. She may also hold/have held a governance role in relevant organisations, or have future aspirations in governance in the dairy industry. The entrant has a vision to add value to the dairy industry’s future and is actively working towards achieving that in her current professional and personal journey.
  5. She is a Dairy Women’s Network member.

 

Past Recipients

  • 2019
    Trish
    Rankin

    2019
    Trish
    Rankin

    Trish balances teaching part time at Opunake Primary School and being on farm full...

    More
  • 2018
    Loshni
    Manikam

    2018
    Loshni
    Manikam

    Loshni Manikam is originally from South Africa and now lives in Southland...

    More
  • 2017
    Jessie
    Chan-Dorman

    2017
    Jessie
    Chan-Dorman

    Jessie owns a dairy business with husband Hayden...

    More
  • 2016
    Rebecca
    Keoghan

    2016
    Rebecca
    Keoghan

    Rebecca is a Business Manager for Landcorp. She is a team leader for the...

    More
  • 2015
    Katie
    Milne

    2015
    Katie
    Milne

    Along with my partner Ian Whitmore, we own a farm at Rotomanu which is...

    More
  • 2014
    Charmaine
    O'Shea

    2014
    Charmaine
    O'Shea

    Charmaine is a Chartered Accountant specialising in farm accounting,...

    More
  • 2013
    Justine
    Kidd

    2013
    Justine
    Kidd

  • 2012
    Barbara
    Kuriger

    2012
    Barbara
    Kuriger