Twenty four women will be granted access to a series of premium leadership development



Future Women, in partnership with the NSW Minister for Women, Regional Health and Mental Health Bronnie Taylor MLC and the Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole MP, are proud to launch the Rural NSW Scholarship for a second time.

Twenty four women will be granted access to a series of premium leadership development opportunities as part of the acclaimed 12-month Future Women Platinum+ program.

Each scholarship is valued at $5,500 and includes reasonable transportation costs to attend the Future Women Leadership Summit on the 7 & 8 March 2022 to celebrate International Women’s Day.

It will also provide a unique networking and mentoring opportunities for successful applicants.

Applications are now open. 

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Platinum+ has approximately 400 active members across Australia. Future Women is the leading community for professional women.

Started in 2019 by former media executive Helen McCabe it has rapidly grown to offer high-calibre professional development and training alongside premium content with podcasts, newsletters, book clubs and live interviews with guests from around the world.

The scholarship provides a unique opportunity for winners to access this incredibly unique and high-calibre community while also receiving premium training and mentoring.

The NSW rural cohort will be joined by a range of women from other agricultural organisations to help deepen their connections in relevant fields and beyond. The signature activities include a 2-week Online Leaders Program, a 2-day Leadership Summit, small group mentoring, leadership webinars and a lifetime Red membership.

The scholarship is targeted at women who are current or future leaders in their field or community who want to connect to a bigger, like-minded community to help fast-track their skills and network.


"I understand the unique barriers faced by women who live in regional and rural areas. I know that women are often the ones who lend a listening ear, put themselves second, lift up those around them when times are tough and bring communities together."

—The Hon. Bronnie Taylor, MLC


Future Women and the offices of the NSW Minister for Women, Regional Health and Mental Health and the Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW are looking for future and current female leaders from rural, regional and remote NSW. The successful candidate must demonstrate they have a capacity to lead and a keen interest in advancing the interests of NSW women.

Although not necessary, priority will be given to women from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds such as women with a disability, a history of disadvantage or those from a minority group.

If you are a woman who qualifies or you know someone please apply.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Applications are now open. Sign up to our newsletter for updates.

"Future Women is dedicated to building a deep and diverse membership. This scholarship is about actively encouraging women from outside our major cities to connect, learn and lead. As a country person I know there is a lot to learn from the women who live in the bush and vice versa."

— Helen McCabe, Founder and Managing Director, Future Women



30 DECEMBER, 2021 Scholarship nominations open

30 JANUARY, 2022 Scholarship nominations close

14 FEBRUARY, 2022 Winners will be announced by Future Women. To see if you are a scholarship winner go to and sign up for the Future Women newsletters.

14-25 FEBRUARY, 2022 Registration and induction

7-8 MARCH, 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit Sydney

The scholarship includes reasonable costs associated with travel and accommodation. However, the summit will also be live-streamed.