Rural Australia’s most inspirational women
Paperwork doesn’t save lives. That’s the message from Adelaide woman Alex Thomas who wants to shift the focus of safety conversations to positive reinforcement and stories of success.
Ms Thomas was named the 2018 South Australia AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Winner for her idea to launch a platform called #PlantASeedForSafety.
She will use her $10,000 bursary to launch the website which will feature profiles of 100 rural women who have made a positive safety change in their workplace.
The website will also host a series of resources on how to keep safe in our rural industries.
“I see women as key agents for change. I want to harness their care factor and their position to influence their partners and children and encourage them to take meaningful steps to ensure their health and safety.”
Originally published online on Queensland Country Life. Article no longer available online.