Pos­i­tive fo­cus on young lead­ers

The West Australian - - NEWS - Liam Croy

Ger­ald­ton Guardian re­porter Leti­tia Bus­niak has won the Char­maine Dra­gun Memo­rial Award for her re­port on mil­len­ni­als de­fy­ing stereo­types.

The award, named af­ter late Chan­nel 10 an­chor Char­maine Dra­gun, recog­nises bal­anced re­port­ing on young peo­ple by young peo­ple.

Bus­niak spoke to four lo­cal women aged un­der 23 who had re­cently started busi­nesses.

“One has a dance stu­dio, one has a clothes shop in the CBD and there are two with their own make-up and beauty par­lours,” Bus­niak said. “They’re just all re­ally am­bi­tious.

“Some­times young peo­ple get a bad rap and I think it’s im­por­tant for us to show the pos­i­tive achieve­ments of what’s go­ing to be the fu­ture of our State.

“It’s some­thing that could in­spire other young peo­ple and other women in par­tic­u­lar to get into the busi­ness sec­tor and start their own busi­ness — and it shows you can do it.”

Bus­niak has been re­port­ing for the Guardian for five years.

She said she was proud to win an award in hon­our of Ms Dra­gun, who took her own life in 2007.

“Char­maine was ob­vi­ously an amaz­ing re­porter,” she said. “I got to meet her par­ents as well who were re­ally beau­ti­ful. It’s fan­tas­tic that they sup­port the awards.”

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