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Pathways to Power event: featuring Minister Fiona Nash, Jennifer Westacott, Holly Ransom & more!

160 people came along to PwC to attend Country to Canberra’s Pathways to Power networking and panel event on 20 June 2017! MC’d by MIX 106.3 Presenter Kristen Henry, featuring a keynote speech by Minister Fiona Nash, a panel with Jennifer Westacott – CEO of the Business Council of Australia, Holly Ransom – CEO Emergent, Stephanie Foster – Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner and Rosanne Brand – Partner at PwC Australia, it was a night not to be missed.

To ensure we could make this event accessible for rural women and girls, we recorded it below! It’s in 3 parts:

  • Part 1: Kristen Henry Welcome & Minister Fiona Nash keynote speech;
  • Part 2: Welcome & 2017 Power Trip speech, Country to Canberra CEO Hannah Wandel; and
  • Part 3: Power Panel featuring Jennifer Westacott, Holly Ransom, Stephanie Foster & Rosanne Brand.

Thanks to our co-host PwC, every cent raised will go toward our 2017 Power Trip program for young rural women’s leadership and education.

2016 Power Trip Video

From meeting the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to public speaking training from TEDxCanberra, our 2016 Power Trip winners had an inspiring time in Canberra! Our winners also received a long-term mentor, plus ongoing opportunities to build their self-belief and leadership capacities. To see what they got up to, watch the video below!

A big thank you to our sponsors and partners Defence Force Recruiting, Maurice Blackburn, the National Rural Women’s Coalition, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, TEDxCanberra and Raising Hope Education Foundation for your support.

This phenomenal video was made by Sandy Barber.


Ambassador for Women & Girls – Video of Support for C2C!

Thank you Ambassador! 

We’re delighted that the Australian Ambassador for Women & Girls, Natasha Stott Despoja, has given a statement of support to Country to Canberra! She’s also encouraging girls to enter our leadership competition, which is open now.

The Ambassador for Women & Girls works to ensure that the empowerment of women and girls is a central focus of Australia’s diplomatic, development and defence concerns. By advocating internationally for women’s equal participation in political, economic and social affairs, the Ambassador advances global progress, peace and stability.

Thank you Ambassador! #C2CGirlsLead