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Nina Karnikowsk (pictured)

A renowned Australian author, travel writer, environmentalist and creative mentor will be the keynote speaker at a major industry function.

Nina Karnikowski will address attendees at the highly anticipated annual International Women’s Day (IWD) luncheon in Brisbane on March 7.

With a career spanning over a decade in travel writing, Nina Karnikowski has reshaped the narrative towards travel highlighting not only exploration, but also conservation and upliftment.

Her body of work exemplifies the transformative power of travel in addressing pressing social and environmental challenges, offering a perspective on the positive impact that conscientious travel can influence on the world.

Ms Karnikowski is the author of several highly acclaimed works, including the thought-provoking memoir The Mindful Traveller, as well as Go Lightly, Make a Living Living and The Writer Within.

The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) has chosen the theme of “Our Rising Stars” for its IWD luncheon.

The event will feature a panel discussion, bringing together a group of aspirational future female leaders from within the CATO membership. The focus will be on celebrating and empowering the emerging talent in the travel industry.