Community embraces International Women’s Day celebrations
Locals are invited to join the global celebration of women on International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March by participating in activities and events to be held across Campbelltown City, aimed at inspiring and empowering women.
Council, with the support of community groups, businesses and other organisations, has compiled an International Women’s Day Calendar of Events which is available to download online, or in print form from Council’s Civic Centre, branch libraries and leisure centres, and partnering businesses.
The calendar includes a diverse range of free activities held throughout March – from workshops focusing on job search skills, financial literacy and personal safety, to photography, goal setting and fitness classes.
Activities will also include WILMA Women’s Health Centre’s 30th birthday celebration, and an International Women’s Day breakfast hosted by Council featuring keynote speakers Lindy Deitz, General Manager of Campbelltown City Council, Alison Derrett, General Manager of Campbelltown and Camden Hospital, and Karen Endicott, Principal of Sarah Redfern High School.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said he was pleased locals had embraced the opportunity to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women by hosting a wealth of activities.
“International Women’s Day is not just a celebration of the contribution and achievements of women, it also aims to develop the skills and knowledge of women in areas which are traditionally dominated by men,” he said.
“Local activities also include workshops on car safety, the law, and DIY projects around the home, giving women lots of opportunities to not only celebrate their successes but to challenge themselves by participating in new activities.”
For the full program of International Women’s Day activities in Campbelltown, visit campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/iwd