Jillian Kilby

Dubbo, New South Wales

Rural champion, entrepreneur

A successful infrastructure engineer who has run cross-state projects and studied at Stanford University, Jillian is a high achiever – and she believes many more rural women could take on the world given the right support. To help fill the gap “between Silicon Valley, Sydney and regional Australia”, this NSW-ACT Agrifutures Rural Woman of the Year is developing The Exchange – an entrepreneurial hub that is based in a former telephone exchange building in Dubbo. This welcoming space will host mentoring sessions and business workshops, and provide a central meeting place for country women starting out in business.