St Luke’s Karratha student heading to Canberra with vision for leadership

27 November 2017

Navyaa Shukla, who recently completed Year 11 at St Luke’s College in Karratha, is heading to the national capital this week as one of 15 young regional women who won a place in the 2017 Country to Canberra Power Trip.

Navyaa wrote a 400 word proposal responding to the question From primary school to Prime Minister, how can we create strong pathways to power for women? Her answer challenged Australian schools to run programs nurturing and developing the leaderships skills of young women, in order to see more women with leading roles in government.

As a winner in the Power Trip leadership competition, Navyaa will be able to attend a leadership day at Australian National University and participate in public speaking training with TEDxCanberra, be a guest at a breakfast with high profile women leaders, and attend lunch and meetings with MPs and Senators at Parliament. The winners will also get a tour of Parliament House, tickets to Question Time, and sight-seeing opportunities around Canberra.

In an interview on ABC radio, Navyaa said that she was proud to represent her community and excited to meet other young women and talk about the ideas that had earned them a place in the competition.

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