Described by Forbes Magazine as a “youthful visionary”, Ashleigh Streeter-Jones has worked in youth advocacy and campaigns since she was a teenager. Ashleigh has been recognised by the Foundation of Young Australians as one of the Young Social Pioneers, was named the youngest ever Australian Capital Territory Woman of the Year and on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2018. She is recognised as an international thought leader on the importance of young people in the public sector, and has presented on the topic to both domestic and global organisations including the World Economic Forum and World YMCA.
In2020, Ashleigh launched Raise Our Voice Australia, a non-partisan social enterprise which runs a training program to boost the presence of young female and non-binary voices in public decision making and the Youth Voice in Parliament campaign.
Ashleigh has advocated for youth and gender equality on an international level, including at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. In2019, she was recognized as one of Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence and in 2021, she was selected as one of 50 young global leaders to attend Davos at the World Economic Forum, and by Young Australians in International Affairs as a Woman to Watch in International Affairs. She was previously the Deputy Curator of the Canberra Global Shapers Hub, the former Vice-President of YWCA Canberra and previously co-founded Jasiri Australia’s girls Takeover Parliament in 2017.
Ashleigh works in International Policy for the Australian Government