International Women's Day Breakfast


“International Women's Day" means different things to different people, but the global focus on equality and celebration is clear. Throughout ancient and modern history, women have collaborated and lead purposeful action to redress inequality in the hope of a better future for their communities, children and themselves. Whether through bold well-documented action or through humble resistance that never made it into the history books, women have united for equality and achievement forever.  And along the way, one particularly powerful collaboration lead to the formation of a globally united moment for women across countries to come together in hope and action. That moment is "International Women's Day.”

“Started in the early 1900's, the almighty and tenacious Suffragettes forged purposeful action for equality. It was the Suffragettes who started International Women's Day, with the first officially named "lnternational Women's Day" event held in 1911. Still to this day, International Women's Day continues to be a powerful platform globally that unifies tenacity and drives action for gender parity, while celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women.”

The theme for International Women’s Day in 2018 was - Press for Progress.

International Women’s Day was certainly a most meaningful occasion for all in attendance at our Senior School breakfast celebration last Thursday the 8th March. At this very special celebration, we were privileged to hear from four extraordinary past students who have certainly ‘Pressed for Progress’ in their varied careers and personal pursuits. Lena DeRosso, Renee Garing, Lizzie Lowe and Kate Elstone, past Christian College Graduates, participated in a Q&A panel discussion through which they each not only inspired, but also provoked the audience to consider existing issues associated with existing gender inequality on many fronts.  A wonderful morning was had by all who attended.  Thank you to everyone involved.


Jemma Burr

Year 12 Coordinator/English Teacher


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