McKinnon Prize 2023 Selection Panel

Ashleigh Streeter-Jones

Described by Forbes Magazine as a “youthful visionary”, Ashleigh Streeter-Jones has worked in youth advocacy and campaigns for over 10 years. She was recognised as the youngest ever Australian Capital Territory Woman of the Year and Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018. In 2019, she was one of the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence. Her work focuses on closing societal gaps, particularly those faced by women and young people from traditionally marginalised backgrounds. Ashleigh has spoken on this topic alongside leaders such as Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and at forums including the World Economic Forum and the United Nations.

Ashleigh is the founder & CEO of Raise Our Voice Australia (ROVA), a social enterprise mobilising young women & gender diverse people through campaigns, community and education to create equitable democracy. She is the Pacific Community Champion for the Global Shapers Community, part of the EveryGen coalition, a member of the APolitical Foundation’s New Voices Council and the UN Women 30 for 2030 network.

Ashleigh holds a BA(Hons) in International Relations/ Politics from Monash University, and a Masters in Diplomacy from the Australian National University.