Moura woman a leader
A YOUNG woman from Moura has won a “Power Trip” to Canberra to connect with influential female mentors, after being announced as one of three winners of Country to Canberra’s prestigious Leadership Competition.
Ameliija Swaffer-Selff, 15, has been rewarded for her outstanding ideas about diversity and leadership.
Dubbed “the experience of a lifetime”, the Power Trip prize includes a Powerful Women’s Breakfast at the Hyatt Hotel, meetings with federal ministers, mentor sessions, a tour of Parliament, leadership and public speaking training, tickets to Question Time and more.
Previous winners have met with former foreign minister Julie Bishop, Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek and even the prime minister.
Country to Canberra chief executive Hannah Wandel said the girls – all from regional Queensland – should be extremely proud of this huge achievement.
“They’ll be great ambassadors for their local communities when they shine on the national stage in Canberra,” Ms Wandel said.
“Our aim is to empower all rural girls to reach their leadership potential and that’s why we also run our empower workshops in schools.
“We need to continue to encourage young women’s leadership, fight for gender equality and a fairer and more progressive Australia for all.”