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Breakthrough - The Future is Gender Equality.

Alana Johnson

VWT Convenor

Alana Johnson

Alana Johnson is recognised as a pioneer of the rural women’s movement in Australia, a renowned public speaker and a facilitator of conversations. Alana is currently Convenor of the Victorian Women’s Trust and President of Voices for Indi. 


Alana is a former Victorian Rural Woman of the Year (2010) and was the Australian runner-up that year. In 2014 she was named in the inaugural 100 Women of Agribusiness in Australia, and the inaugural 100 Women of Influence in Australia by the Australian Financial Review in 2013.

She has appeared on ABC’s Q&A and features in Women’s Word of Wisdom, launched by the Governor General at the International Women’s Day 100th anniversary.

Alana has been awarded a PhD scholarship to research the future of Australian Agriculture at Monash University. She is a social scientist, clinical family therapist and social worker, and member of a fifth generation farming family, breeding cattle and growing trees near Benalla in Victoria.

Hear Alana speak in the Tyrannies of Distance Break Out session, as part of Our Common Cause – Equality.