Join 200 rural women creating a new career plan for themselves.

This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to build the career you desire. Through the Digital Mavens program, THE Rural Woman, Dairy Australia and Australian Wool Innovation are offering you support to develop the skills and confidence to step back into the workforce or reinvent yourself in an entirely new direction.

What is Digital Mavens?

Digital Mavens is a 12-week program of learning and coaching which runs from 2 May to 20 July 2023

Fortnightly sessions are held online at two convenient times. Choose one session each week that fits into your schedule. Group coaching sessions are also available to apply what you’ve learnt to your own career plan.

It is a career development program aimed at equipping rural women with a plan for re-entering the workforce or building a new career.

When do applications close?

Applications closed 21st April.
If you would like to express your interest for the next cohort, you are welcome to apply via this form. Please note the next cohort will be an ever-green program and not include group coaching.

What is the time commitment?

Two to four hours per week for 12 weeks. 

The program will be held Tuesday evening 7pm-9pm and Thursday 9-11am starting 2 May 2023. Choose one session per week that fits in with your schedule.

What does it cost?

Nothing. That’s right. 

The Digital Mavens program is valued at $2000 but you can access it for FREE under the Australian Government National Careers Institute (NCI) initiative to help women back into employment.

That’s a whole lot of value and expertise at your fingertips.

Will I have an opportunity to create a customised career plan?

Yes, that’s what this is all about. On top of the fortnightly topic sessions, Digital Mavens will also receive two-hour coaching sessions. This is where we deep dive into the course material allowing you to digest it and apply it to your own career plan.

Coaching sessions will be held every second week (learning one week, coaching the next) and are open to all women in the program. This is also your opportunity to network and build deeper connections with other course participants.

Is the Digital Mavens program for you?

Are you:

  • Excited to connect with like-minded women?
  • Sending your children to school and wanting to kickstart your career again?
  • Craving an income of your own?
  • A keen learner who loves new experiences?
  • Located in rural, regional and remote Australia and feeling isolated?
  • At a loss about the next steps in your career?

Express your interest today!

Apply today!

Meet your Facilitators


Rachel Allan

Rachel is one of the group facilitators and is based in Ballarat, Victoria. She is dedicated to watching people grow and empowering women she works with to achieve their goals. Rachel brings a unique and practical perspective to her training and coaching style. She has a background in business and marketing, is the owner of multiple businesses and is the Learning & Development Activator for THE Rural Woman. Rachel is passionate about helping women make positive changes in their lives and loves seeing them thrive. She is committed to inspiring and supporting women to reach their full potential.


Vivian Evans

Vivian is a group facilitator and coach within the Digital Mavens program. Recognised as an innovator and for her passion as an educator in flexible learning situations Vivian was awarded a NSW Quality Teacher Award in 2009. She loves her role as the Community & Events activator for THE Rural Woman, connecting  and supporting women  to feel confident and engaged in the online networked learning experiences and to ‘BLOOM right where they are planted’ across Australia.

Vivian lives off the grid on 100 acres of natural bush just out of the beautiful rural town of Coonabarabran, on Gamilaroi Country,  in NSW.

THE Rural Woman Co-operative membership

On registration for Digital Mavens you will be offered a complimentary one-year membership to THE Rural Woman Co-operative are pleased to partner with Dairy Australia and Australian Wool Innovation to deliver this fresh and much needed program.

Are you ready to create your dream career path and have the confidence to go and get it?

Are you craving the support and connection THE Rural Woman has waiting for you?