St Patrick's College Strathfield

International Women’s Day


On Friday 8 March, a group of Year 10 students was invited to attend the International Women’s Day Morning Tea at Strathfield Town Hall. The day was all about giving those present an opportunity to reflect on the progress of gender equality and empowering women and girls around the world. The event had a number of speakers such as the Mayor of Strathfield, Cr Gulian Vaccari, Australian actress, Dr Renee Lim, and guest speaker Stacey Gadd, Ambassador for Pink Hope.

Dr Renee Lim talked about the value of education to empower people and Stacey Gadd shared her incredible story of her decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy after her own mother had beaten breast cancer five times during her life.

The event was supported by Pink Hope; a preventative health organisation which works to ensure that women can assess, manage, and reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Overall, the International Women’s Day Morning Tea was an enjoyable celebration of women’s achievements and helped raise awareness against bias and encouraged all to take action for equality.