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The Women’s Network Hunter NSW would like to give you an update of some of the events that are being held to celebrate International Women’s Day (which is 8 March 2014)

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated all over the world on 8th of March.  It is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future.  It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments and looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.

The Women’s Network Hunter NSW & Newcastle Domestic Violence Committee: Film Screening of – “I am a Girl”  Friday 7th March 2014 at Tower Cinemas Newcastle & afterwards at Emery Partners Offices Newcastle West will be an interesting opportunity to celebrate the diversity of women around the world and to find out more first hand about a Rotary maternal health project in Papua New Guinea.

“I am a girl” is an inspirational feature length documentary that paints a clear picture of the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century.  Journey through a pastiche of diverse cultures and societies around the globe including Cambodia, Papual New Guinea, Cameroon, Afghanistan, USA and Australia. See the Film “I am Girl” with the Newcastle Domestic Violence Committee then regroup for a seminar with Judy Hicks, a retired maternity nurse and member of East Maitland Rotary who are partners in an ongoing maternal health project in remote villages in Papua New Guinea. To RSVP:

Join these other great International Women’s Day’s Events

Hunter Business Womens Network (HBWN):
Wednesday 5 March 5.30pm for 6pm start at Noah’s on the Beach, Newcastle Guest Speaker: Cheryl Kernot
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2014 with some outstanding local women. Key Note Speaker: Cheryl Kernot – former leader of the Australian Democrats. Cheryl is now the director of social enterprise for Centre for Social Impact. The centre’s mission is to educate tomorrow’s social entrepreneurs and strengthen today’s social enterprises through top-class teaching, world-class research and public engagement. We claim Cheryl as local as she was born in Maitland.  There will also be some amazing successful local business women to speak as a panel about ‘Building your Business’.
Cost: Members of Hunter Business Women’s Network $55, Non Members / Guests $65 RSVP Details:

UN Women International Women’s Day Business Breakfast:
Friday 7 March 2014 7am for 7.15am breakfast at Wests Leagues Club
To celebrate International Women’s Day , men and women are invited to join some of the thought leaders of industry in the Hunter, and start a conversation about what’s possible in Newcastle for gender equality. Through a Q&A session led by Phil Ashley-Brown of ABC radio, we will see why diversity is good for business and you can consider what you can do to make a difference. Panellists include Eileen Doyle, Caroline McMillen, Tracey McCosker and Will Creedon as exceptional local leaders across education, health, business and tourism. Tim Owen AM MP will announce Newcastle Woman of the Year
Cost: $45 per head or $750 corporate table of 10.
RSVP: 2 March 2014 at

Cessnock BPW Annual International Women’s Day Sunset Soiree:
Friday 7 March 2014 5.30-8.30pm at Ballabaournine Cellar Door Broke Road 
This year the guest speaker will be Irene Ross from the BPW NSW Global Compact, supporting Jodie’s Place. Price $45.  For more information click here: Sunset Soiree Invitation 2014 and to RSVP please contact Sheila Turnbull

International Women’s Day – Maitland City Council –Fundraising Movie Night:
Saturday 8 March 5.45pm for 6.30pm start.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2014 Council in partnership with Reading Cinema’s will host a fundraising event for Peaks Foundation This year’s theme is ” Ending Poverty for Women and Girls through Economic Empowerment.” Maitland Council is inviting men and women over the age of 15, to come and share a glass of wine, good company, 2 fantastic screenings (The Monuments Men and Mountains will Move) and the opportunity to support a great cause. Bookings can be made online at

Steel Magnolia Awards: Friday 21 March 2014, 6.30-9.30pm at Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton. Guest Speaker: Joanne McCarthy
Each year, Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter recognises a local woman as our Steel Magnolia, someone who through adversity, created a little hope and provided inspiration to our community.
Tickets are $95 each or $900 for a table of 10, including champagne on arrival, 2 course meal and drinks.  Proceeds to Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter.
Nominate someone for the Steel Magnolia Awards Now
Invitation (Please book directly with Steel Magnolia Awards but indicate on the form that you would like to be seated with Nada Vujat or the Women’s Network Hunter NSW) RSVP by Friday 28 February.

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