Today I attended a lunch organised by the City of Yarra to commemorate International Womens Day.
The event focused on celebrating the achievements of women who are inspiring change in the City of Yarra. Many women from businesses and community organisations situated within the City of Yarra were in attendance.
The event marked the launch of the inaugural Inspirational Women in Yarra Award which was won by Maggie Maguire, the CEO of the Abbotsford Convent, who has been instrumental in transforming the convent into what it is today.
Victoria’s Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kate Jenkins spoke at the event about her personal experiences as a woman in business, and the work that she is undertaking in her role as the Commissioner.
As a woman in business, attending International Womens Day celebrations is a great way of recognizing the community and business contributions made by women.