SFF Project Summary

Project Title: Network for women in forestry
Grant No.: L07/018

Contact Details

Name of Applicant Group: Network for Women in Forestry
Contact Person: John Stulen
Address: PO Box 6160
Telephone 1: 07 921 1382
Telephone 2:
Facsimile: 07 921 1833
Email: john.stulen@innovatek.co.nz

Project Details

Status: finished
SFF Funding: 18,000
Total Project Funding: 39,792
Proposed Start Date: 2007-07
Proposed Finish Date: 2008-06
Region: Bay of Plenty, Northland, East Coast, Nelson
Sector: Forestry
Topic: Information transfer
Skills & training

Final report

Project description

This project will establish a supportive group within Forest Industry Contractors Association to facilitate a support network for women in forestry. The project will involve building actual and virtual groups offering regional meetings on key subjects directly relating to issues facing women in forestry enterprises.

The issue/opportunity

There are a number of women involved with forestry contracting businesses around the country. The women involved with these businesses often have significant influence and decisions making authority. Feed back from a focus group of women involved with forestry contracting has been that they would like additional support in their roles. In particular they would like professional advice on business administration (HR, Accounting, OSH, ACC), practical skill learning events and networking opportunities.


The project will use seed funding to organise a series of regional conferences to bring together a number of women to set in place regional support mechanisms. It is also intended that we will identify on going industry sponsorship.