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Come along and celebrate International Women’s Day with Georges River Council


Georges River Council is inviting the community to attend its annual International Women’s Day Morning Tea on Thursday 9 March 2017.

Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, said that the free event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in the local area.

“International Women’s Day is an event that is celebrated globally and this year’s theme is ‘Be Bold for Change’,” he said.

“Council’s morning tea will focus on women’s empowerment, leadership and financial independence, which all help drive gender equality.”

The program will involve a panel discussion with local migrant women who have become inspiring entrepreneurs.

Mr Rayner said guest panellists will talk about their stories and aspirations, the challenges and obstacles they have faced, and how they have overcome them to achieve their vision.

“I’d like to encourage local women to come along and be inspired to take bold action to help improve or develop an aspect of their own livelihood, career or business,” he said.

The event will also showcase a mix of fashion, traditional dress and performances from the diverse cultures that call the Georges River area home, including Australia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific.

Guests are encouraged to make a donation on the day, and all funds raised will go towards supporting a local women’s refuge.

Seats are limited and bookings are essential. RSVP by Monday 6 March.

When: Thursday 9 March 2017
Where: Gardens on Forest, 764 Forest Road, Peakhurst
Time: 10.30am
Contact: Council’s Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer Jamal
Bassam via 9330 6400 Email:

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