Mentors, guests and panellists from International Women's Day 2019
International Women's Day 2020
The universal theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is ‘Each for Equal’, encouraging each individual to take personal responsibility to actively challenge stereotypes and improve the situation of women to create a gender equal world.
Join other women in the Woollahra community on Friday 6 March 2020, 6-8pm to network, celebrate, renew and come away with a positive view of how the future can be brighter for all women.
Welcomed by Mayor Susan Wynne, our keynote speaker Cindy Carpenter, a long time Woollahra resident, strategic consultant and social entrepreneur will share her knowledge and insights in supporting a range of organisations, including Football Federation of Australia, to create equal opportunity for girls and women.
This will be followed by a fun and informal opportunity to network on the Woollahra Council Chambers terrace at Redleaf with drinks and canapés.
What should every woman know?
On 9 March 2019, Woollahra Council hosted ‘What Every Women Should Know’ - a celebration for International Women's Day. The event was a speed mentoring and networking event drawing on the strengths of the community.
Woollahra Council were delighted to host such a successful event and would like to thank the panel members and mentors who joined us and took part in the day: Helen Argiris; Professor Jill Bennet; Toni Cody; The Hon. Helen Coonan; Cr Claudia Cullen; Jane Flemming OAM; Wendy Holdenson; Cr Mary-Lou Jarvis - Deputy Mayor Woollahra Council; Alexandra Joel; Dr Ginni Mansberg; Elizabeth Meryment; Cr Megan McEwin; Lulu Pinkus; Cr Harriet Price; Cr Lucinda Regan; Jessica Rowe; Dr Gene Sherman AM; Cr Susan Wynne; and Claire Vernon.
Approximately 120 community members attended the panel discussion and over 80 speed mentoring sessions were provided.
Feedback from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive with many women expressing an interest in on-going networking opportunities. Woollahra Council has since facilitated local women supporting and mentoring each other through a series of informal breakfast meetings, including an event facilitated by Renee Mill, Clinical Psychologist, Robyn Katz, Feminine Leadership Facilitator from Talk Point and Vanessa Alexander, Community Building and Transformation Specialist from Transforming Talk.