International Women’s Day Celebration and Recognition

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.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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