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#Girlstakeover the Embassy of Finland, once again!

On Wednesday 24 October we had the privilege of having two young female professionals to come and take over our the Embassy of Finland. This time around, we were not the only Embassy in Canberra to experience a restructure in our leadership - in total 12 embassies gave a chance to young women aged 18-22 to try a career in diplomacy for a day. The event was organised by The Girls Leadership Network; an initiative that aims at empowering and inspiring young women to explore the field of foreign service.

In the morning two very enthusiastic women, Kaitlin and Shaylah, stepped into our Embassy. After a quick introduction and tour around the building, the ladies tackled the first challenge of the day; creating a social media campaign on the Finnish forest relationship. In no time they conducted research, innovated a filming strategy and came up a compelling script. They asked two of our staff members to perform on the film and successfully guided two of them through the difficulties of Engl…

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