Shining a light on women and girls’ wellbeing is the focus of the inaugural NSW Women’s Health Expo, being held today as part of the 2022 NSW Women’s Week celebrations.
Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the theme of the event is the lifecycle of a woman, with keynote speakers and interactive workshops focusing on good health at any age.
“Whether you’re a young girl, an expectant mother or experiencing menopause, the more we can talk about the issues women face, the more we normalise them and the more women benefit,” Mrs Taylor said.
“It is so crucial that women and girls have access to information about health issues they face, and what you can do to prevent them is the first and most important step.”
“We want to empower women to make their own decisions, to move forward with confidence and know they can proactively create the future they want.”
The Expo is being held in person at the Calyx in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and is also being livestreamed.
The day features talks from the McGrath Foundation, batyr, Butterfly Foundation, the Glen, Cancer Council NSW, Cancer Institute NSW, Endometriosis Australia, Pink Elephants Support Network, Gidget Foundation, Karitane, PANDA, Tresillian, Australasian Menopause Society, ACON, Jean Hailes and Victor Change Cardiac Research Institute, as well as meditation sessions and yoga classes.
The expo is part of NSW Women’s Week, which runs until Sunday, March 13.
International Women’s Day is tomorrow – March 8 – and the NSW Women of the Year Awards are announced on Wednesday, March 9.
For more information or to find out what is happening in your area this NSW Women’s Week, please visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/women-nsw/awards-and-events/womens-week