International Women’s Day

collage1A great morning was had by all at the Women in Rotary and Women’s Health East IWD breakfast on 8 March.  The theme was Media: Friend or Foe?, and our panel shared their insightful thoughts and experiences around the topic, while the audience of nearly 300 guests enjoyed a hearty breakfast.  The event raised $10,000 which was donated to Project Respect.

International Women’s Day ended on a great note with the Maroondah Council HERSTORY exhibition launch.  Congratulations to Maroondah Council HERSTORY_Maroondah IWD2017 Collagefor this wonderful event that is providing a beautiful public space for women-identifying artists in the Maroondah area to display their pieces.  Speaking Out advocate, Liana Papoutsis gave an uplifting talk about the theme Being Bold for Change, and her work with state government as a member of the Victim Survivor Advisory Council.