Burnie to celebrate International Women’s Day with luncheon

Published on 29 January 2020

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Burnie City Council and the members of BIG invite all in the community to come together to celebrate International Women’s Day.

An International Women’s Day Luncheon will be held on Friday, 6 March, 2020 from 12 midday to 1.30pm at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre.

The 2020 theme for International Women’s Day is “An equal world is an enabled world”.

Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said “I invite all members of our community to join us in celebrating this important day. Collectively, all of us have a role to play in creating a gender equal world.”

“Women truly enabled see our local communities empowered and prosper.”

“We are pleased to be hosting Ginna Webster, the current Secretary of the Tasmanian Department of Justice as our Guest Speaker.

“Ginna will undoubtedly have some extremely interesting insights to offer in terms of the important role women play in community development, decision-making and leadership.”

“Prior to becoming the Secretary of the Department of Justice, Ginna was the inaugural Secretary of the Department of Communities Tasmania. Ginna has also held the position of Deputy Secretary – Children and Youth Services in the Department of Health and Human Services and spent 15 years in a variety of roles in the Department of Justice.

Earlier in her career Ginna worked for the Australian Customs Service in Hobart, Darwin, Sydney and Canberra.  She worked for many years as a Detector Dog Handler before being appointed Inspector of the NSW Dog Unit - the largest unit in Australia.

We are also delighted to have Deputy Mayor Giovanna Simpson as Master of Ceremonies.

Tickets for the two course luncheon are available from burniearts.net and are $55 each or $440 for a table of eight; $5 from each ticket will be donated to Warrawee Women’s Shelter.

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