Na­tional lead­er­ship comp

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Young women study­ing Years 10-12 in re­gional parts of Aus­tralia are be­ing in­vited to en­ter a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion de­signed to grow their lead­er­ship po­ten­tial.

Na­tional not-for-profit Coun­try to Can­berra has opened en­tries for its an­nual lead­er­ship com­pe­ti­tion, now in its third year, which will see at least 10 re­gional young women se­lected for an all-ex­penses paid “Power Trip” to the na­tion’s cap­i­tal, in­clud­ing a tour of Par­lia­ment House, meet­ing politi­cians and re­ceiv­ing public speak­ing train­ing from the likes of TEDx or­gan­is­ers.

The 2016 com­pe­ti­tion asks stu­dents to an­swer the ques­tion, “why is gen­der equal­ity im­por­tant to you and your com­mu­nity?” with a twominute video, podcast or 400-word state­ment.

Coun­try to Can­berra chief ex­ec­u­tive Hannah Wan­del said the com­pe­ti­tion was an ex­cit­ing lead­er­ship op­por­tu­nity for young women in coun­try Aus­tralia.

“We’re help­ing young women in these com­mu­ni­ties, as we know dis­tance, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions and fund­ing bar­ri­ers can make life tough for coun­try stu­dents,” she said.

“We want to com­bat in­equal­ity and en­sure young ru­ral women are em­pow­ered.”

For more in­for­ma­tion or to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion, visit coun­try­to­can­

En­tries close Septem­ber 9.

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