An equal world is an enabled world.
There were plenty of opportunities for women in businesses and communities across the Isaac, Central Highlands and Mackay regions to attend events, participate in workshops and most importantly come together with others to celebrate how important gender equality is in today’s world!
Through International Women’s day events held throughout Queensland – and in our BHP/BMA/BMC footprints – C-Res personnel – both men and women – were lucky enough to attend events, including the Resource Industry Network’s International Women’s Day Luncheon and also the Clermont Isaac Regional Council’s International Women’s Day afternoon event.
At the RIN International Women’s Day, the event focused on celebrating women in STEM roles. The event hosted keynote speaker, Mark Evans, Gold Coast Suns Chief Executive. Mark spoke about watching the rise of the women’s AFL and highlighted why women are so important to the Gold Coast Suns football club.
Mark was joined by AFLW player and Mackay local, Emma Pittman and Maddy Roberts. The master of ceremonies for the day was TV and Media Personality, Liz Cantor.
The event attracted more than 500 people and through its partnership with the event, the Local Buying Foundation sponsored school students from several of the local regional high schools to attend the festivities, giving them the opportunity to network with the local business community and hear from inspirational guest speakers.
Among the attendees was a contingent from C-Res and the LBF.
C-Res Manager, Marketing and Communications, Meredith Papas, who also took her daughter Rebekah along to the event, said hearing the stories of women who were at the top of their game was inspiring, although hearing from the speakers, it was evident there was still a long way to go for women seeking equality.
The Clermont International Women’s Day event was one of the eight community events hosted by Isaac Regional Council. These events provided a platform to present the women who were nominated for the Inspiring Women in Isaac and Inspiring Young Women in Isaac awards.
The event also included a panel of speakers discussing how important it was to have gender quality in the workplace and community.
C-Res Business Development Adviser Jessie Appleton, who attended the Clermont event, said it was encouraging to see so many fantastic events across the regions.
Jessie said it was great to see the events getting bigger and better every year.
“Roll on next year’s events,” she said.