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International Women's Day Press for Progress Event

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Box Hill Institute Lilydale Lakeside (LC Auditorium)

Jarlo Drive

Lilydale, VIC 3140

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Women’s Health East and Yarra Ranges Council have proudly partnered to present the 2018 International Women's Day event - Press for Progress and Leave No Woman Behind - with Guest Speaker Christine Nixon, at 9am on Thursday 8 March 2018, at Box Hill Institute Lilydale Lakeside campus in the LC Auditorium.

Our MC for the morning will be by Kristine Olaris, Women’s Health East CEO. The event will be opened by Ali Wastie, Yarra Ranges Council Director of Social and Economic Development and the Welcome to Country will be delivered by Wurrundjeri woman Julie Kitto.

Keynote Address by Christine Nixon

Author and former Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon will speak for 45 minutes about her career and life experience. Christine will explore this year's International Women's Day theme Press for Progress and Leave no Woman Behind.

Christine will focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with being the first female police commissioner in Australia and reflect on pressing for progress within a long standing patriarchal institution. Christine will ask the audience to look for ways to press for progress and leave no woman behind in their lives, communities and workplaces.

There will be an opportunity to ask Christine questions and potentially a chance to purchase one of her books.

Panel Discussion: How do you Press for Progress?

Michelle Jorgensen, Yarra Ranges Council Manager of People and Culture will facilitate a discussion with three amazing female panellists listed below who press for progress and leave no woman behind in their current and past work.

Julie Kitto - Proud Wurundjeri Woman who works tirelessly in advocating for Aboriginal women’s rights.

Keran Howe - Executive Director of Women with Disabilities Victoria, Disability Rights Activist, Feminist and Social Worker

Dr Nouria Salehi - Founder of Australian Afghan Development Organisation, Physicist and Victorian Senior of the Year 2012

Who is invited?

The event runs from 9am until 12.30pm and is open to Yarra Ranges Council and Women’s Heath East employees, women's community and business groups. Places are limited so get in quick!

Parking and transport

Onsite parking is available at Box Hill Institute Lilydale Lakeside campus at Jarlo Drive, Lilydale (pictured below).

Box Hill Institute Lilydale Lakeside campus is a 15 minute walk from Lilydale Railway Station.

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Box Hill Institute Lilydale Lakeside (LC Auditorium)

Jarlo Drive

Lilydale, VIC 3140

Australia

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