On the 8th of March, Inner East PCP celebrated International Women’s Day at the annual Women in Rotary breakfast in Box Hill with key local women leaders.
IEPCP organised a table for this event to recognise women from the partnership who are active in the catchment. The women were selected by their peers based on their significant role in collaborative work with the IEPCP and our partners. It was a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and thank the women who make a substantial contribution to supporting our work. We offered them a place at the breakfast to acknowledge their efforts.
Women leaders we invited were:
Debra Coddington, Carrington Health Access & Support Facilitator who works with us on the Forest Hill Dementia Friendly Community project
Karen Conte, Eastern Palliative Care Consortium, Practitioners Network Reference Group
Michelle Hollingworth, Department of Health and Human Services, Population Health and Planning
Jenny Linossier, Uniting Age Well, Practitioners Network Reference Group
Carolyn Polijski, Link Health and Community, Integrated Health Promotion Plan
Kim Rosenfeld, Whitehorse Council, Forest Hill Dementia Friendly Community Project
Bronwyn Williams, Eastern Mental Health Service Coordination Alliance
In addition, Sue Rosenhain from Women’s Health East and Vicki Martinez, Health Planner from Manningham Council, were also recognised but were unable to attend. Sue has supported our work in gender equity and health promotion and Vicki supports our work on health promotion, healthy ageing and dementia friendly communities.
We were delighted to join these amazing local women leaders and recognise their fantastic efforts. The theme of the breakfast was “One day I will: today’s girls, tomorrow’s leaders”. We were inspired by Victorian women leaders including the Chief Medical Officer at the Alfred Hospital and Deb Robertson from Victoria Police.
Funds from the breakfast went to the Butterfly Foundation for prevention and early intervention in relation to body image and eating disorders.