The community is invited to attend an evening of inspirational stories and celebrate International Women’s Day in The Hills at the ‘International Women’s Day: Western Sydney and Beyond’ cocktail party on Wednesday, March 8.
Presented by Western Sydney Women in partnership with The Hills Shire Council, the event will include a keynote address from U.S. Consul General Valerie Fowler.
Another highlight of the program is a Q&A Panel with women leaders, including Director of KPMG Australia Sarah Cain, Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane and the U.S. Consul General.
The panel will focus on a number of important topics such as “women in leadership” and “how women can break barriers down to realise their potential”.
Founding Director of Western Sydney Women, Amanda Rose said the event would allow women from Western Sydney the opportunity to network with others in business and make new friends in the process.
“It is an event to inspire women from Western Sydney on thinking internationally and to network with others locally and beyond,” Ms Rose, who is also behind the Business Woman Media webTV show, podcast channel and blog, said.
“When you think about where women have come from in the past in comparison to where they are now, you realise the changes that have occurred.
“Women’s ability to have leadership roles is a significant change and something definitely worth celebrating and Western Sydney Women is all about providing the support, tools and information to help these wonderful individuals succeed in their chosen profession.
“Women have fought so hard to be where they are today and it is important to recognise the achievements of all women,” Ms Rose said.
Mayor Keane said the event would pay tribute to the achievement, strength and resilience of women in The Hills and across the world.
“This is an important day that demonstrates to the world the collective power of women by honouring their important contribution to every level of society – to families, workplaces, communities and on the global stage,” Mayor Keane said.
“This year’s theme is ‘Be Bold For Change’ and focuses on how gender equality can be improved in societies worldwide.
“Council supports this through policies and programs and through grants to community groups that support women at home, at work and in the community,” Mayor Keane added.
International Women’s Day is held on March 8 and is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Where: The Hills Shire Council (3 Columbian Court, Baulkham Hills);
Cost: $11 (includes a membership to Western Sydney Women, a free show bag and canapés);
To register for the event and become a member: Email Amanda Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.