Wyndham City is gearing up to recognise International Women’s Day (8 March) with a series of events and activities aimed at celebrating the girls and women in our community.

Festivities will kick off with the Count ME In! community event at the Women’s Micro Business Hub in Hoppers Crossing on Monday 4 March, featuring workshops and a networking lunch.

Wyndham businesswomen will be celebrated at a special Women in Business lunch on Friday 8 March at Werribee’s Holiday Inn, which will be headlined by keynote speaker Dr Morley Muse, founder of iSTEM Co – a research, consulting, and talent-sourcing business that enables employment for women in STEM.

On the same day, there will be an afternoon tea at the Manor Lakes Youth Space to encourage young people aged between 12-25 to celebrate the day.

Wyndham’s library branches are also getting in on the fun, and will be curating special book displays and collections that promote relevant International Women’s Day books and resources.

Wyndham City Mayor, Councillor Jennie Barrera, said these activities purposefully reflect both the International Women’s Day 2024 theme Inspire Inclusion and the United Nations Australia theme Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.

“International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and also serves as a call to action for accelerating gender equality,” Cr Barrera said.

“It is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.”

“Everyone, everywhere can play a part in helping forge gender equality, and Wyndham City is proud to support International Women’s Day and to champion the girls and women in our community.”  

For more information on Wyndham City’s International Women’s Day activities and events, go to: https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/international-womens-day

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