Women educated, energised, entertained and empowered

Emma Regan and Sonia Muir, RWN with Julie Cross (centre)

Emma Regan and Sonia Muir, RWN with Julie Cross (centre)

International Women’s Day is celebrated by millions around the world each year and is an opportunity to mark the strength, determination and courage of women and the extremely valuable contribution they make to society.

Orange City Council and the Rural Women’s Network in partnership with a range of local services and groups, hosted a free event on Sunday 8 March at the Orange Function Centre to celebrate 2015 International Women’s Day.

Around 200 women from in and around the Orange region celebrated by taking some time out of their busy lives to enjoy an afternoon of education, inspiration and fun.

Local women were encouraged to wear national costume to celebrate and recognize Australia’s multicultural community or wear the International Women’s Day theme colours of green, white, purple and gold.

The afternoon included Music, Fashion, Inspiration and Fun with over 25 stalls of jewellery, handbags, craft supplies, clothing, woven baskets and lifestyle choices for women.

A highlight of the afternoon was the entertaining and inspirational speaker Julie Cross; the motivational speaker made headlines in November last year when her bikini-clad selfie mum pics went viral on Facebook! Julie was invited back to Orange by popular demand to encourage local women to find their passion, sparkle and look at life through a more positive lens.

Mothers, Daughters, Grandmothers, Aunts and friends came together to network, gain information and make new friendships.

About nswrwn

NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.
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One Response to Women educated, energised, entertained and empowered

  1. Dowsett, Jan says:

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