ANU student named 2018 ACT Woman of the Year

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ANU College of Asia Pacific student Ashleigh Streeter-Jones has been named the 2018 ACT Woman of the Year.

Ms Streeter-Jones received the award at the ACT Woman of the Year Awards ceremony at the National Arboretum, in recognition of her work encouraging young people and women in international development.

Ms Streeter-Jones has been the Director of Future 21 Young Australians in International Affairs, which aspires to get more young people involved in international affairs.

Caitlin Figeuiredo, who studies a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Development Studies at ANU, was also honoured. She was named the 2018 ACT Young Woman of the Year for her work as a forceful advocate for gender equity and as an international speaker, activist and student.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC congratulated the winners.

"It is great to see the work of Ashleigh and Caitlin being recognised by the wider community," Professor Schmidt said.

"They are a great example to women around the world, and I congratulate them on their awards."

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