In addition to a large contingent from the Rotary Club of Brighton, we sponsored students from Brighton Secondary College to attend the International Women’s Day breakfast at Crown Palladium last Wednesday.
Inspiring speakers, vigorous debate and delicious food were the order of the day as Rotary clubs across Australia and New Zealand celebrated International Women’s Day 2016. However, while women’s achievements were front and centre, clubs on both sides of the Tasman acknowledged the need for greater gender diversity in Rotary and all areas of business.
Celebrating International Women’s Day, this will be a family friendly event celebrating the achievements of women on the Coast. It will highlight their participation in all areas of our community including local, national and international women’s issues. The event will also provide opportunities to learn about our community groups and opportunities to get involved.
By Deborah Swiss - Huffington Post
It's been only 26 years since a Supreme Court ruling opened the door for women's membership in Rotary International. Among the more than 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide, women account for 22% in North America and 15% internationally. Kerry Kornhauser, a Rotarian from Melbourne, Australia is certain we can do much better at gender equity in every aspect of business, including Rotary Clubs which are 83% male in Australia.
Central Coast International Women’s Day Combined Clubs Committee extends an invitation to all volunteer community groups and friends to join them at the 28th Annual Women in Service Dinner on 21 August. Full details on the Event page on the District website here or download the flyer here.
There’s a wonderful feeling of freedom and security in being able to breathe normally, without fear and without anguish. Sadly, three in ten Australian women have felt suffocated by physical, emotional or sexual abuse at the hands their partner. Colleen Hewett’s powerful anthem ‘Let me Breathe' has been generously donated to Violence Free Families to help raise awareness and much needed funds.
Support a team of Australian volunteers, including two women Rotarians, Lucy Hobgood-Brown and Dr Grace Maano, who are making a 600 km river journey in August 2015. The team is focused on providing medical training to a remote community of 6000 people, accessible only by canoe. Follow our adventures on www.handupcongo.org and facebook.
Celebrating Women on the Coast IWD EXPO 2015 – We made it Happen! Over 2000 people attended the International Women’s Day EXPO on Saturday 7 March at Central Coast Campus of the University of Newcastle. Initiated and coordinated by Rotary Clubs on the Central Coast NSW, the EXPO brought together seven prominent local women’s groups …
Gender Diversity is a challenge that faces all of us in our organisations, our communities and in Rotary. Recent statistics from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency of the Australian Government highlights that Women comprise 45.8% of all employees in Australia. As a proportion of all employees, 24.7% are women working full time and 21.1% are women working part time.