Award-winning sports journalist Caroline Wilson headlines our International Women’s Day Breakfast

16 Jan 2024
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Award-winning sports journalist and former Chief Football Writer of The Age, Caroline Wilson will headline our 2024 International Women’s Day (IWD) breakfast session on Thursday 7 March 2024.  

IWD is a global celebration of women’s achievements and raises awareness for gender equality and empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.  

Women’s economic empowerment is central to a gender equal world, and this year’s theme Count Her In will ‘examine the pathways to greater economic inclusion for women and girls everywhere’ – UN Women Australia.  

We’re lucky to have someone with Caroline’s breadth of experience and knowledge coming along to share her stories”, said Manningham Mayor Councillor Carli Lange.

“I’m fascinated by the many remarkable things she has achieved, especially as a woman in such a male dominated field. I look forward to hearing about the changes she must have seen during her expansive career.

“We also have Shane Dunne, the Chief Executive Officer of Aligned Leisure and the General Manager of Aligned Leisure and Education at Richmond Football Club. Shane has over 20 years of experience in successfully heading up diverse groups and is a strong advocate for women in leadership.

“The third panel member is Courtney Jones, a player for the AFL Richmond Tigers. Courtney will discuss the challenges she has faced and how she has overcome obstacles in the sporting industry.

Local businesses, community groups and residents are encouraged to come along to this special event, network with like-minded people and hear from the panel.

“I hope men and women from all over Manningham can join us and be part of this day. We all play a part in ensuring women and girls have equal opportunities to build their capabilities and strengthen their capacity to learn, earn and lead. 

“You don’t have to be a woman to support women and become an ally."

For more information visit Count Her In - International Women's Day Breakfast.