International Women’s Day Morning Tea

Sold-out event celebrates inclusion and empowerment

Shellharbour City Council will celebrate International Women’s Day with a special morning tea focusing on the theme of this year’s event – Inspire Inclusion.

Local women of all ages will be attending the celebration at the Shellharbour Civic Centre from 8.30am to 10am tomorrow, Friday 8 March.

The keynote speaker will be Sarah Williams, a proud Awabakal woman and founder and CEO of What Were You Wearing Australia (WWYW), a not-for-profit organisation fighting to end sexual violence.

This year’s panel features a diverse lineup of inspirational women including:

• Maddison Lacey – Acromazing

• Racheal Knowles – Digital Journalist

• Caitlin Marshall – Makeshift

• Jamie Stacic – Crown Traffic Services

• Carly Bishop – Carly’s Coffee Couriers

The event will be emceed by local i98FM radio presenter Bella Leone.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Shellharbour City Mayor Chris Homer said Council’s morning tea was a wonderful way to celebrate and recognise International Women’s Day.

“We are proud to once again be hosting this event. It’s a valuable opportunity for local women to come together, celebrate and hear from a panel of inspirational speakers,” Mayor Homer said.

“We’re currently at an exciting time in history where the world now expects diversity, equity and inclusion.

“Gender stereotypes are being challenged and diverse representation of women is more evident than it once was.

“But there is still a continuing need for more progressive mindsets and inclusive behaviours to be forged.

“Advocacy, inclusive mindsets, and tangible action are needed from all spheres of society.”

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