Stepping into Leadership graduates celebrating

Stepping into Leadership

About the Stepping into Leadership Program

Stepping Into Leadership transforms the lives of women in agriculture and rural communities through the offering of quality professional development, coaching, networking and mentoring support.

Stepping into Leadership is an eight-month program specifically designed for female emerging leaders looking for leadership training and support to step into leadership roles in industry, community or business.

Stepping into Leadership enables women in agriculture and agribusiness from across South Australia to build personal leadership skills through participation in face-to-face professional development and the ongoing support provided through individual coaching, mentoring and webinars.

Applications for the 2024 Program are now closed.

Please contact us to express your interest in the 2025 Stepping into Leadership Program.

Nicole Crosser, Stepping into Leadership graduate speaking at the graduation evening
Fiona Woolfitt, Stepping into Leadership participant
Stepping into Leadership workshop brainstorming

This group has helped me find myself again and rediscover my strengths to help me, my community and my family. I’m very grateful, my mentor was a perfect fit for me.

Paige Cross

2023 Program Graduate

The personal growth during the Stepping into Leadership program was amazing, and with the skills and tools I learnt, I was able to apply these to both my consulting business and our farming business. The coaching during the program built my confidence and taught me how to make better decisions.

Jessica Koch

2021 Program Graduate

Program benefits:

  • Understand your personal skills and strengths.
  • Identify your core values.
  • Develop your personal and leadership vision.
  • Build a supportive network from across industries.
  • Join the Stepping into Leadership alumni.

Key program dates:

The Stepping into Leadership program runs over 8 months and includes:

  • 2-day leadership workshop (6 – 7 February 2024)
  • Mentoring workshop (19 June 2024)
  • Workshop and networking event (19 September 2024)
  • Individual coaching
  • Individual mentoring
  • 3 online discussion groups

Expressions of interest:

Expressions of interest to participate in the 2024 Stepping into Leadership Program are open from October 19 until November 9, 2023.

Program Partner:

Scholarship Partners:

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Delivery Partners:

2023 Stepping into Leaderships participants at graduation event

2023 Stepping into Leadership graduates with WoTL Chairperson, Susie Green, and SA Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development and Minister for Forest Industries, Clare Scriven.