Women’s advocate talks in Myrtleford
BENALLA fifth generation farmer Alana Johnson will address the Women’s Wellness Network’s International Rural Women’s Day breakfast in Myrtleford on October 12.
Ms Johnson has been a staunch advocate for rural women and came to prominence when she was named recipient of the Victorian Rural Women’s Award in 2010.
In the run-up to the 2013 federal election she championed the need for a new approach to political representation which led to the formation of an organisation that has become known as ‘Voices for Indi’ and its endorsement of Cathy McGowan as an independent candidate.
Ms McGowan subsequently took the seat of Indi – a federation electorate which had been represented by the Liberals or Nationals since 1931 – and was re-elected in 2016.
Ms Johnson remains Voices for Indi’s past president.
She has been a Com- monwealth Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation director and is currently a Goulburn Murray Water director, Victorian Catchment Management Council deputy chair, Benalla Performing Arts Centre chair and Victorian Women’s Trust convenor.
She has also been a panellist on ABC Television’s popular Q& A program.
The Women’s Wellness Network breakfast will be held at Alpine Gate café, from 7am to 8.30am, on Thursday next week.
Breakfast will be available for a cost of $10.
Reservations are essential – intending participants should call 03 5752 1375 to book attendance.
SPEAKER: Benalla farmer Alana Johnson will talk in Myrtleford next week.