International Women's Day 2023

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International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on 8 March to acknowledge the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. 

The United Nation's theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is #EmbraceEquity with the campaign theme seeking to get the world talking about why "equal opportunities are no longer enough" - and can in fact be exclusionary, rather than inclusive

International Women's Day in Hobsons Bay 2023

On the eve of International Women's Day (7 March) 2023 Hobsons Bay is hosting a morning tea and community walk at Cherry Lake, Altona, featuring a performance by Mount St Joseph Girl's College madrigal singing group and a guest speaking panel, including Hobsons Bay Multicultural Women's Leadership Program participants Prajacta Gandre, Akriti Jain and Elizabeth Chow. 

On International Women's Day (8 March) Hobsons Bay City Council invites business professionals to come together for a special International Women's Day networking event.

International Women’s Day Community Walk at Cherry Lake Altona 

When:                Tuesday 7 March 2022

11am                  Meet pre walk, performance and speakers

11.30am             Walk around Cherry Lake commences

Where:               Back of Altona Civic Centre, 115 Civic Parade Altona

Cost: Free - Coffee provided. Stay for as little or as much time as you like!

Public transport: Train: Cherry Lake is approximately 10-15 minutes’ walk from Altona Station or Seaholme Station

Cherry Lake is approximately 3.5km as a circuit and takes approximately 30 minutes. You can walk part of the way if that suits or do the full circuit. The path is flat and well-marked. Remember to bring some drinking water. 

People are encouraged to continue to keep a social distance or be in small groups. While COVID restrictions are lifting, feel free to wear a mask if you wish, and if you are not feeling well please stay home!   

EVERYONE IS WELCOME especially children

This event is proudly bought to you by Hobsons Bay City Council, please call 9932 1001 or email for more details.       

As much as practical this is an all-weather event.

2023 Business Networking - International Women's Day event

When:                Wednesday 8 March 2022, 5 - 6pm

Where:               Little Ginger, 4/10 Akuna Drive, Williamstown, 3016, View Map

Cost:                  $10 - Registrations essential

All ticket proceeds will be donated to Outlets Co-operative Neighbourhood House in Newport, to support the                               occasional care service. This service is open to all and, in addition to a range of standard services, provides                                    childcare to women in crisis or transition to enable attendance to appointments, interviews, training or court                                         appearances.  A cocktail and light refreshments will be provided.