“Ask a roomful of men what the most significant event of the twentieth century was, and you’ll hear about man’s magnificent first steps on the moon.
Ask a roomful of women, and you’ll hear it’s the invention of the pill.
History is inevitably shaped by the language and lens through which it’s seen. – SO IS YOUR FUTURE ” Avivah Wittenberg-Cox
My journey over the last 20 years has been interesting and a great reminder of how we are all shaped by the environment we find ourselves in
Almost 20 years ago I saw a burning need to find innovative ways to inspire pride in Australian farmers and ensure all the people that help feed and clothe us felt valued
That journey seemed to resonate with young people. Having in a past life seen young people I work with lives torn apart by a series of violent armed holdups I thought deeply about how we could build resilience in our young people
This led to the Young Farming Champions program. As it so happened it was mainly young women who saw value in a commitment to lifelong learning, the importance of being critical and creative thinkers, confident communicators and collaborators.
This has seen me reach the third stage in my 20 year journey where I have been identified as a champion of the advancement of women and girls. I personally believe they are championing themselves. I see my role as the connector providing a space where we can all come together to dream big, reframe the debate, experiment, collect data and signpost ways women and girls can realise their full potential and achieve their aspirations. And ultimately a gender balanced world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive
Shoutout to Avivah Wittenberg-Cox for reframing the debate away from the “Them and Us” to “Shared Responsibility” and inspiring our graphics
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and a bit of light hearted relief from the National Museum