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Connecting our Young Rural Leaders with Role Models

At Country to Canberra, we connect our Leadership Competition winners, young Blogger Team members and past participants with inspiring women to help break down gender and geographical barriers to success. These motivational women help empower girls to become leaders back in their local communities. Details about the women attending our 2016 Power Trip will be announced in the second half of the year!

Leaders at our 2015 Power Trip Events 

Check out the inspiring group of executives and politicians who attended Country to Canberra’s ‘Powerful Women’s Breakfast’ on 1 December 2015! You can click on the women’s pictures to read their biographies below. The essay competition winners also met Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek, Minister for Rural Health Senator Fiona Nash, Senator Jacqui Lambie, Senator Jan McLucas, Joel Fitzgibbon MP and more diverse leaders at different events during our 2015 Power Trip.

Assistant Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources

Senator Anne Ruston

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Federal Member for Canberra

Gai Brodtmann MP

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Federal Member for Indi

Cathy McGowan MP

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Editor-In-Chief, HerCanberra

Amanda Whitley

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Deputy Secretary Defence People

Rebecca Skinner

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President, National Rural Women's Coalition

Dr Pat Hamilton

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Executive Director, YWCA Canberra

Frances Crimmins

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Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner

Stephanie Foster PSM

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2015 Power Trip

And more...

The girls will be meeting even more wonderful role models during their Power Trip to Canberra on 1 December 2015. Follow us on social media to learn more.

Dozens of influential leaders met with Country to Canberra's essay competition winners during the 2014 'Power Trips' to Canberra. Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, former ACT Chief Minister and current Senator Katy Gallagher, Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce and Shadow Minister for Agriculture Joel Fitzgibbon were just a few of those that gave up their time. You can also check out select photos of the 2014 Power Trip on our Galleries page and on social media.