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Women in Sport - an unequal playing field

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Women in Sport - an unequal playing field

Tuesday 29th August 2017

6pm for 6:30pm start $40 Members & $45 Guests

Currambine Bar & Bistro – Function Room, 14 Hobson’s Gate, Currambine

Includes Main Meal, Drink on arrival (cash bar after that), Tea & Coffee

Dress: Wear something to promote your favourite sport or team




Join us this Equal Pay Day as we celebrate women in sport – athletes who break both physical and social barriers. Be inspired by their achievements knowing that you too can become the change that you want to see.

Women and AFL have a long history in WA – it was in 1915 that 36 pioneering young women in modest and cumbersome outfits took to the field and showed that women belonged there too.

A century later we finally see the AFLW kick off its eight teams in a condensed season – with record attendance and coverage.

Dubbed a “revolution” it is in fact the result of concerted effort by dedicated women over many decades. Other codes including athletics, cricket and netball have joined ranks, and we are have seen many individual sporting firsts in formerly male dominated sports (consider Michelle Payne’s Melbourne Cup victory).




Equal Pay Day is just one day in the year where we focus on the causes of the gender pay gap and what we can do to change this.

This year we are focusing on women in sport, where the struggle continues – equal pay for equal value now at its heart. Tentative progress has been made, but women in sport can no longer remain underpaid second class citizens.

No matter what your cause, persistence is the key. Telling your story, building your support base, amplify your voice until you succeed.

What is Equal Pay Day?

Equal Pay Day marks the period of extra days in the current year which women need to work to achieve the same wages that men earned during the previous financial year. So for every 12 months that men work, for example, women may have to work approximately 60 days extra – and that is Equal Pay Day.

Source: equalpayday.com.au





About BPW Australia


Business and Professional Women Australia


BPW is a global NGO that develops women’s potential at all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building, education, and economic empowerment programs & projects around the world. We take action to achieve women’s equality in social, economic, community and political terms.


BPW holds Special Category Status at the United Nations and represents the voice of women in more than 100 countries. Established in Australia in 1925, BPW Australia has been influencing and driving legislative changes such as Paid Parental Leave, Equal Pay and divorce law to help shape the way Australian women live their lives today.

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