National leadership comp
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 countrytocanberra.com.au.
Entries close September 9.