Menu

Inspiring women address IWD lunch in Byron

IWD-2014-Byron-at-Byron-Belinda-Jeffery-Samantha-Gowing-Candida-Baker-Trish-Springsteen-Jennifer-St-George-EJ-9W6A8135

IWD 2014 was celebrated early with a lunch at Byron @ Byron with Belinda Jeffery, Samantha Gowing, Candida Baker, Trish Springsteen and Jennifer St George. Photo Eve Jeffery.

Almost 100 women enjoyed lunch and a laugh with a panel of vibrant and talented women at yesterday’s International Women’s Day celebration at the Byron @ Byron, with proceeds going to the New South Wales Cancer Council.

Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women past, present and future, while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.

Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for IWD and encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.

Byron United celebrated IWD with a star-studded panel of award-winning female speakers at this year’s fundraising lunch.

The panel was made up of Samantha Gowing, Australia’s leading spa chef and founder of Food Heath Wealth, food author and media personality Belinda Jeffery, popular romance writer Jennifer St George, motivational speaker Trish Springsteen and moderator Candida Baker, journalist and former editor of The Weekend Australian Magazine.

 

 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers and is brought to you by this week's sponsor Brunswick Picture House.