Janet Williams

Board Member

Rural Women New Zealand

Janet Williams is a Rural Women New Zealand Board member and the Rural Environment Portfolio Convener. Janet’s leadership involvement in Rural Women New Zealand started at a Branch level, Provincial, Regional Management Team and selected as one of the four Rural Women New Zealand members in the Task Force for the last constitutional review. Janet represents Rural Women New Zealand on the Waikato Federated Farmers Board, Waikato Primary Industries Adverse Events Core Group and Hamilton National Council of Women. Janet is a Justice of the Peace, Judicial Justice and member of the Waikato District Licensing Committee and her involvement in local community leadership roles includes the Pirongia Ward, Koromatua Memorial Hall, Hamilton Life Education Trust, Toastmasters and Lions. In 2016, Janet was named as one of the fifty recipients of the Zonta “Woman of Achievement”. Zonta International is a leading global organisation of professionals empowering women though service and advocacy. Janet lives just out of Hamilton farming beef and sheep, after being the proud owner of the highest genetic Jersey Stud in New Zealand.