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Students press for progress on gender equality

Date: March 7, 2018    Posted by: Megan Meineke

Girls from Year 6 to 12 at Sunshine Coast Grammar School will be treated to an inspiring and thought provoking breakfast to kick off International Women’s Day celebrations on Thursday, March 8.

There is a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity which is driving the focus of this year’s International Women’s Day theme #PressforProgress. The message is motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

Sunshine Coast Grammar School will welcome a line-up of female role models in the community from a range of industries to speak at the breakfast. These presenters include indigenous speaker Bianca Bond from Sustainable Dreaming, lawyer Chloe Kopilovic from FC Lawyers, radio personality Sami Muirhead from 92.7 MixFM and businesswoman Zoe Sparks from Spectacular World Travel.

Principal at Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Mrs Maria Woods is excited to hear from these dynamic women who are leading the way in their respective fields while celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

“There is an urgent need to recognise and accelerate gender parity. While we know that gender parity won’t happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day,” said Mrs Woods.

“There is certainly a strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support. Now in its third year, the sold out Grammar breakfast event is shaping up to be a great morning, the student led organising committee has pulled together all the elements to make this event the best yet.”

The breakfast is expected to attract over 70 students and will kick off at 7am at the Grammar Function Centre tomorrow, March 8.

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