Ambassador Q&A: Drew Wagner
White Ribbon Ambassador Drew Wagner shares with us how he shares the White Ribbon message everyday to his workplace with pride.
What is your day job?
I am the Executive Director, Minerals Council of Australia, NT Division.
How long have you been a White Ribbon Ambassador?
I have been a White Ribbon Ambassador for 12 months.
Why did you decide to become an Ambassador?
I became a White Ribbon Ambassador because this is something I have felt very passionate about for a very long time. As a father of two daughters, and being in a position that has a public profile on behalf of my industry, it was a natural conclusion to my beliefs and way of life.
In what ways have you been involved in the White Ribbon Campaign?
Though slow to start, I have been promoting White Ribbon’s ideals and beliefs whenever I get a chance, both publically and privately, especially throughout my industry. I wear my White Ribbon Ambassador pin with pride any chance I get – even at GARMA over the last 5 days – and it is a good conversation starter to then share the ideals and beliefs of White Ribbon.
Why is Gender Equality important to you as an Ambassador?
I work in what was (and to a certain extent still is) a very male dominated industry. Therefore it gives me the perfect platform alongside my role as a White Ribbon Ambassador together with our organisation’s gender equality initiatives, including our Women In Resources programmes for which I have championed.
What goals do you hope to accomplish as an Ambassador in the future?
As a White Ribbon Ambassador, I hope to become increase my involvement in the movement, and to continue to spread White Ribbon’s message to stand up for what I believe is right