International Women’s Day Perth events
International Women’s Day Perth – A number of IWD events are taking place in Perth.
Thursday March 8 is International Women’s Day, celebrated world-wide.
Several fundraisers, breakfasts and luncheons for various great causes will be held across Perth.
One event encourages Perth women to come together to promote women’s entrepreneurship in Australia and developing countries around the world.
The new project, being launched in Perth on the 11th of March is called, ‘1000 Women, 1000 Futures.’
The project is organised to empower 1000 women entrepreneurs around the world.
The initiative, by MMA Australia, will provide the chosen beneficiaries sustainable livelihood opportunities, worth an average of $1000 each, to help women entrepreneurs build their own business.
The fundraiser will also help build the skills required for business management, to ensure long term success and sustainability.
Julia D’Orazio, a Perth-born and London based Journalist, will be one of the speakers at the event. D’Orazio recently travelled to Tanzania to volunteer and support women become self sustaining entrepreneurs there.
“Women are the backbone of our society and it’s so important that we encourage and support women,” Julia told So Perth.
“In developing nations not just with providing handouts but with the skills and knowledge to empower themselves and their families financially through small business practices,” she said.
Event, ‘1000 Women, 1000 Futures’ : 11th March at Four Points Sheraton, a fundraising Breakfast.
Key note address by Lamis Sabra.
Other International Women’s Day Perth Events, with information taken from each source:
ECCWA International Women’s Day 2018
by Ethnic Communities Council of Western Australia
Following our Keynote speaker, Ms Tandi Charmaine Kuwana (NIFNEX Award 2016), Dr Michelle Doray (Curtin University), Kelly-Louise Pillay(Corporate Accountant and Financial Planners) and a representative from the Government sector will be available to answer questions about their journey.
Every year IWD is held in support of the Kiss Violence Against Women Goodbye! campaign through the Momentum For Australia charity.
The 2018 Momentum Most Inspiring Woman of the Year award will be presented to Jelena Dokic, Australian tennis coach, former professional tennis player and published author.
This glamorous signature event also includes 3-course gourmet luncheon, charity live auction and raffle, presentation of the 2018 Wonder Woman award, and fashion parade.
Official UN IWD Breakfast
The theme for International Women’s Day 2018 is “Leave no woman behind”, examining the vital role that women play in humanitarian and disaster planning and response.
Each of our events will explore the impacts disasters have on women and girls, and highlight the important roles that women play in risk reduction, rebuilding, rehabilitation and peace processes.
Thursday 8 March
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Bring your female family & friends & let’s celebrate being a woman as we cruise Perths Swan River indulging into a scrumptious sweet & savory buffet High Tea menu with a glass of bubbles, we will be inspired by NBCF Ambassador raising funds from every ticket sold for this worthy cause.
Guest speaker – Hon Judi Moylan AO GAICD, was elected to the federal Seat of Pearce in 1993 and retired in 2013 serving as Minister for Family Services and Minister for the Status of Women. In 2013 she became Independent President and Chair of the Board of Diabetes Australia.
Jahan Cedar – Jahna is a Nyiyaparli and Yindjibarndi woman from the Pilbara region of WA and is recognised as a strong Indigenous community leader. She has worked for more than 18 years advocating for equal rights and reconciliation of Indigenous people, and has represented her people at the United Nations in New York with regards to children’s rights and equal access to employment, education and training for women.
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