Women’s health, economic and social contribution are the focus of events taking place across NSW as the state celebrates Women’s Week, ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8.
NSW Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor acknowledged the important economic and social role women play in the community and workforce, urging them to get involved in events that celebrate and empower them.
“From boardrooms to building sites, fundraising to firefighting, women are the backbone of our community,” Mrs Taylor said.
“NSW Women’s Week recognises and applauds the amazing work women do whether it’s climbing the corporate ladder, volunteering at the local school or collaborating on creative projects.”
More than 20 organisations across NSW have received a share of $100,000 in funding from the NSW Government to stage a range of events for women of all ages, backgrounds and interests.
Events during NSW Women’s Week include a bioengineering student challenge at the University of Sydney, a women’s art and music festival in Lismore, a business networking event in Braidwood and free sports clinics for 2000 girls.
Now in its second year, NSW Women’s Week coincides with the NSW Women of the Year Awards on Thursday, March 5 and International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8.
Established under the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, the week promotes:
• economic opportunity and advancement;
• health and wellbeing; and
• participation and empowerment.