A YOUNG Tasman Peninsula woman has won the Country to Canberra Leadership competition for her exceptional entry on how women and girls can empower each other and their communities in times of change.
Heidi Berry of Paredareme Country will represent Tasmania alongside Ulverstone’s Eloise Piper at this year’s virtual program, C2C On Screen.
This year, there are 15 winners in total.
“The entries this year were of exceptional quality, and many shared stories of the unique hardships and triumphs of rural life during the Covid19 pandemic” Country to Canberra CEO Han Worsley said.
“Heidi and Eloise will get to represent their communities and state, in this once-in-a-lifetime leadership opportunity,” Mr Worsley said.
Traditionally an all-expenses-paid trip to Canberra, this year’s Power Trip has been cancelled due to Covid-19.
Instead, the winners will take part in C2C On Screen (C2COS) on November 22 to 24. For the second year running, winners will participate in a multi-day virtual program, which will play host to a series of events including leadership workshops, meetings with state and federal politicians, and mentorship opportunities.
“C2COS saw an incredibly successful inaugural year in 2020, and we are proud to announce the return of this innovative program,’’ Mr Worsley said.
“In the face of the challenges of the past two years, this program provides opportunity and excitement to our rural and remote winners, and we are thrilled to build on the success of 2020 to deliver a memorable experience.’’
Ms Berry said she was lookng forward to representing lutruwita/Tasmania.
“I’m passionate about sustainability and entrepreneurship in regional and rural communities,’’ Ms Berry said.
“I’m excited to meet other winners.” Mr Worsley said C2C’s mission was to empower all young rural women and non-binary people to reach their leadership potential, which is why we ran the leadership competition.