Year after year a memorable event!
On the 5th of March 2020, men and women came together to celebrate the 9th International Women's Day Breakfast at Crown Palladium.
This year’s event MC Husna Pasha’s strong energy primed the audience to readily receive our team.
This year's topic: “A seat at the table” moderated by Dr. Gael Jennings, led the event with an inspiring panel discussion where the audience got food for thought on how to implement gender parity in our daily lives and fight gender inequality.
The panelists: Deb Platz, Melinda Cilento, Sally Capp, David Leser and Terry Moran contributed to the success of the panel discussion with their unique experiences and expertise in this area.
As the previous years, this year again more than over 1000 people attended the breakfast with more than 40% men. The participation of men increases each year which is of great importance as it takes men and women working together to achieve gender equality in our society.
Over $45,000 was raised for the selected charities: Violence Free Families, Interplast, Rotary Youth Suicide Prevention & Family Life.
Previous and new partners like: Clarke & Co, Ryman Health Care, National Australia Bank, Nichols Family Law, Priceline, Petsure, WorkSafe, Morgan Stanley, eNett, Ray White and Chateau Yering Hotel supported the event behind the scenes.
The International Women's Day breakfast 2020 is entered as a full success for everyone, voted the best ever, with over 94% of the attendees who will recommend it to their friends. We can't wait for next year to come around and to celebrate another year of getting closer to the collective goal!
What a wonderful event! Huge kudos and congrats to you all for creating this, and bringing together a room full of inspirational people...empowering others to bring positive change
It was a wonderful and insightful event thanks again.
Dr Gael Jennings AM
"Merit and rigour (in recruitment and promotion) has been lost. We have too much PLU (people like us) occurring, when processes and respect is what’s needed. We should have free childcare for families."
Terry Moran AC
"What you walk past is what you accept. Be aware of how your shadow appears to other women… know your shadow and its impact. Remember how courageous women have been. Stand on the shoulders of those before us."
"Life can be overwhelming, empower yourself with small actions, they can become a huge action when multiplied. Listen to women, listen to what they say."
"If you want a seat at the table, tell people. Use your voice at the table, seek support from others at that table and be brave for those who don't have a voice."
"We need gender equity to have gender equality. Be a ‘have-a-goer’, keep having a go - think about changing the rules. Women need to lean in and men need to lean out."