SPECIAL: Kumbia Kindergarten is hosting a luncheon for International Women's Day at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Friday, March 8.
SPECIAL: Kumbia Kindergarten is hosting a luncheon for International Women's Day at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Friday, March 8. International Women's Day 2019

Balance for Better: International Women's Day 2019

SOUTH Burnett women are celebrating International Women's Day with a luncheon at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Friday, March 8.

This year the South Burnett Women's Society has handed over the reins to the team at the Kumbia Kindergarten.

The doors are set to open at 11am, with the formal proceedings kicking off at 11.45am.

The luncheon will feature guest speakers Amanada Salisbury, Belinda Gangemi, Annie Flamsteed and Chloe Watson.

South Burnett Women's Society will also be presenting the annual Ellen Mary Kent Hughes Bursary.

The featured pop-up stalls are: M & M vinyl stickers and personalised gifts, One Rooster Two Chooks, The Road Less Travelled, Therminal Obsession, Lilmiss Handmade, Lady B Accessories and Breeze Country Candles, Jodie Black Independant Rodan and Fields Consultant, and Jennifer Meeke - Envision Healing.

This year's International Women's Day campaign theme is Balance for Better.

"A balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world?” Challenged the 2019 International Women's Day campaign.

The campaign continues to challenge society to celebrate women's achievements, to raise awareness against bias, and to take action for equality.

"International Women's Day provides an important moment to showcase commitment to women's equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more,” they said.

"Collectively, every person and all groups can make a difference within their sphere of influence by taking concrete action to help build a more gender-balanced world. From small, powerful grass-roots gatherings to large-scale conferences and events - International Women's Day is celebrated everywhere. It's a big day for inspiration and change.

"Balance is not a women's issue, it's a business issue.

"The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced sports coverage... Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive.”

South Burnett

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