At this time when a newly elected government has been voted into office, we have a record number of women elected to parliament. It is my hope that these women are empowered to utilise their position and feminine points of difference, to critique and to fearlessly challenge what we know to be unjust. This election result speaks clearly of Australia’s trust in women to fulfill the promises they made in their campaign to their successful election. The electorate has clearly seen the need for women to be in the highest offices of leadership in Australia, and I cannot but feel that ‘in this history’s page, let this stage truly advance Australia Fair’
As we look to intelligent and articulate role models in all walks of professional and personal lives of just what can change when we dare to challenge, our four speakers at last week’s Women in Leadership Forum exemplified this and so much more. This truly remarkable event which took place last Wednesday, 25 May saw over 300 people gather in the Ailsa Mackinnon Community Centre to hear from our speakers who inspired and ignited in us a sense of limitless possibility.
Our speakers included:
- Multicultural Community Liaison Officer, NSW Police Force and facilitator of the Cultural Exchange Program Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe
- Founder and CEO of Mentoring Women, Founding Director of Western Sydney Women and Founder and CEO of Small Business Women Australia Amanda Rose
- Paediatrician and Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist and Head of the Kids Rehab Department at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Dr Mary-Clare Waugh
- Advisory Board Member of Advise Wise and member of the Advisory Council for the Sydney Women’s Fund Joanna Ryan.
Thank you to our speakers, all our visitors, which included students, parents, staff, ex-students and students and staff from other schools, Sisters of Mercy and other members of our community. A big thank you to our event organiser Sue Giacomelli.