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What is ‘POWER’? Join Country to Canberra & PwC for drinks, canapés and a dynamic evening on Tuesday, 20 June to find out! The “Pathways to Power: women, leadership & working to the top” event will be MC’d by Canberra personality, MIX 106.3 and WIN News Presenter Kristen Henry and will include:

– a keynote speech by Minister for Regional Development, Senator Fiona Nash followed by an exciting panel discussion featuring:
– Holly Ransom, CEO of Emergent, youngest-ever AFL Director & former Youth G-20 Chair;
– Roseanne Brand, Partner, PwC Australia;
– Plus more speakers & surprises to be announced!

Single tickets are just $35 or $25 for groups of 5 or more! Tickets include:

– Champagne, beer, wine and soft-drink;
– Delicious canapés;
– Access to stalls and on-site presentations;
– Networking with some of Canberra’s top thinkers;
– A dynamic panel event featuring the likes of Holly Ransom & Roseanne Brand;
– A keynote speech by Federal Cabinet Minister Fiona Nash; and
– MCing by Canberra personality Kristen Henry!

From the concept of ‘power’ and what defines ‘success’, to their own career journeys, these incredible leaders will discuss diversity, women’s leadership, and their struggles and successes while navigating to the top of politics, entrepreneurship, business and national security. The evening will commence at 5.30pm for networking and drinks, with the formalities kicking off at 6.00pm.

All funds raised will go toward Country to Canberra’s award-winning ‘Power Trip’ program, which empowers young rural women to reach thier leadership potential. The youth-driven not-for-profit builds young women’s self-belief and leadership capabilities, and connects girls with mentors to combat gender and geographical barriers to success. Run purely by volunteers, it delivers opportunities to some of Australia’s most isolated students.


Speaker/MC Biographies:

*Holly Ransom – CEO Emergent*

Holly Ransom is the CEO of Emergent, a company specialising in disruptive strategy and building the capacity of leaders to execute change. Emergent, has worked with the likes of Microsoft, Virgin, INPEX, Europcar, KPMG, & the AIS. In 2014, the Australian Prime Minister appointed Holly to Chair the G20 Youth Summit, resulting in the first summit to secure its policy demands from G20 leaders. In 2016, she became the youngest ever woman appointed to the board of an AFL football club with her appointment as a Director of Port Adelaide Football Club and was also asked by the AFL to serve on their advisory Board for the launch of the AFL Women’s League.

Her corporate career has involved working as Chief of Staff to NAB Wealth CEO Andrew Hagger and for Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh. In 2012, she was the youngest person to be named in Australia’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’. An accomplished global keynote speaker, Holly has presented across 6 continents, including delivering a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama. She has featured on ABC’s ‘Q&A’, Channel 7 News & Channel 10’s ‘The Project’, and in 2016, was listed by Sir Richard Branson as one of his dream dinner guests.

*Senator the Hon Fiona Nash – Minsiter for Regional Development and Leader of the Nationals*

Fiona Nash is Australia’s Minister for Regional Development, Deputy Leader of The Nationals, and has been a Senator for New South Wales since the 2004 federal election. Fiona’s overriding focus is to ensure that regional communities receive the investment and services they deserve. She has held a number roles within the NSW Nationals, including serving as a branch chairman, a member of the party’s State Executive and as a delegate to Federal Council. Parliamentary roles have included Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water Resources and Conservation, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education and Assistant Health Minster. During her time as Minister for Rural Health she led the Government’s $300 million strategy to combat the drug ice throughout Australia.

Minister Nash is a vocal supporter of the fairer food labelling laws, is passionate about the NBN rollout and helping disadvantaged students. Minister Nash and her husband David live on a farming property at Crowther, near Young, in the south-west of NSW and have two sons.

*Kristen Henry – MC – Mix 106.3 Breakfast Presenter, Columnist and WIN News Presenter*

Kristen Henry is one of Canberra’s best known Radio personalities and is one half of Kristen and Rod for Breakfast on Mix106.3. Kristen won a 2016 Australian Commercial Radio Award (ACRA) for best documentary for her “What is it Like” series. Kristen is the Canberra Entertainment TV reporter on WIN NEWS and is a regular columnist for Mamamia,, HerCanberra, Canberra Weekly and The Canberra Times.

Kristen is a sought after MC, and is a ground announcer for Canberra’s Super Rugby team the Brumbies, and is a Stand-up Comedy performer and is a Canberra Racing Ambassador for all Thoroughbred Park race days. She is also a Champion for the Canberra Domestic Violence Crisis Services (DVCS) providing support and assisting with raising awareness.

*Roseanne Brand – PwC Australia*

Rosanne is a Partner in PwC consulting, where she is a specialist in Transformation Programme Management and Enterprise Architecture (Business Architecture). Her experience spans organisations in Australia and the UK, where she has helped some of the largest private and public sector organisations successfully reform and embrace digital service delivery.

Rosanne is passionate about lifting Australia’s digital infrastructure, and has supported some of the largest Government investments underway in Australia focusing on driving simpler, easier to use and more cost effective government services for citizens.


28 Sydney Avenue, Forrest, Canberra ACT 2603, Australia,

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