Local leaders embrace equity at Grammar ‘s signature IWD breakfast

On Wednesday, 8 March 2023, Sunshine Coast Grammar School will host its annual International Women’s Day Breakfast to celebrate the progress made towards gender equity and recognise the achievements of women throughout history.

The sold-out event will feature a number of speakers, including Ms Emma Thomas, CEO of Sunshine Coast Council, and the School’s Principal, Mrs Anna Owen.

The event is open to all students, staff, and community members and seeks to promote education, empowerment, inclusivity, and community building. This year’s theme, “Embrace Equity,” aims to start a worldwide conversation about the importance and impact of equity and equality and highlight the inherent difference between the two concepts.

Mrs Owen highlighted the importance of educating students about the achievements and struggles of women throughout history and providing them with inspiration and tools to become leaders of change in the future.

“The path to women’s equality has been long and challenging, and it is exciting to be able to hear from local leaders and pioneers in their respective industries about embracing equity and focusing on building upon our own passions and values,” she said.

Sunshine Coast Grammar School’s International Women’s Day event continues to grow every year, with over 150 members of the community attending last year’s event.

This year’s event promises to be just as uplifting, with prominent members from the wider Sunshine Coast community, including Helen Bartlett, Vice Chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast and returning MC Sami Muirhead from 92.7 Mix FM. Sunshine Coast Grammar School invites everyone to celebrate the achievements of women around the world by attending the event. The School believes that events like this are a positive tool to promote education, empowerment, inclusivity, and community building, and encourages all students, staff, and community members to participate in this celebration.