Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, with 2022 Future Women Rural Scholarship recipient Phoebe Wood.
Friday, 11 March 2022
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today congratulated Moree’s Phoebe Wood on securing a prestigious NSW Government Future Women Rural Scholarship.
The program provides 24 women with access to a series of premium leadership and development opportunities.
Mr Marshall said Phoebe was an impressive leader, with passion and drive for improving business opportunities for young people in rural communities.
“The one-year scholarship program begins today with Phoebe attending the Future Women Leadership Summit in Sydney, as part of the 2022 NSW Women’s Week celebrations,” Mr Marshall said.
“Phoebe truly has a great understanding of the services and opportunities rural NSW needs to ensure young people, in particular women, can succeed.
“As a former primary school teacher, she has been a driving force for improving educational outcomes in north-west NSW.
“By sitting on the General Committee for the Country Education Fund (Moree) Phoebe has supported local youth to follow their education and career dreams.
“Through her current role as a Regional Connector for the UNE SMART Region Incubator, Phoebe is creating networking opportunities for aspiring business operators through a Youth Entrepreneurship in the Moree Plains Shire.
“I congratulate Phoebe on the work she is doing in the community and I know this scholarship will help her pursue her life and career goals for the benefit of our region.”
Miss Wood said she was grateful to be a part of such an incredible initiative.
“What I am most looking forward to is connecting with a network of ambitious women, working together for their communities, professions and personal journeys,” Miss Wood said.
“Being part of a group helping women to connect, lead and learn across regional NSW aligns with my core values and career goals.
“I’d like to share as much of the knowledge as I can, in addition to encouraging other amazing rural women to apply for future scholarship opportunities.”