HerCanberra magazine launch

Last Thursday I attended the launch of the HerCanberra magazine down at the Hyatt Hotel. The HerCanberra magazine is the next phase of the journey for Amanda Whitley, who a number of years ago started a highly successful website that is incredibly popular with Canberrans and particularly with the women in Canberra. Fifteen women to watch in 2015 were showcased at the launch, and I congratulate and commend them.

The women included: Nellie Peoples, who is an artist and jewellery maker; Zoya Patel, who is editor-in-chief of Lip magazine; Joanna Allebone, who is YWCA communications manager; Tegan Mcauley and Belinda Neame, who are the brains behind Hustle&Scout and The Forage—two events that have become hugely popular in the last twelve months, showcasing all the great local food we have in the region as well as all the great designers and fashion that we have; Louisa de Smet, who is also a designer; Sally Moylan, who is a wildlife warrior; Kaleid, which is a highly successful local band; Heidi Stratford, who is a Brand Canberra advocate; Kylie Travers, the ACT finalist in the Australian of the Year award; Tara Cheyne, who is the chair of the Belconnen Community Council; Michelle Melbourne, very well-known across Canberra, who is a highly successful businesswoman; Dr Sudha Rao; Meegan Fitzharris; and many others.

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