Posted by Jaqui O'Donohoe
on 6 March 2020
On the 5th March I attended the Women in Rotary, International Women's Day Event at Crown Palladium aptly named 'A Seat at the Table' . With an entertaining host, Musna Pasha we were introduced to an inspiring panel of speakers including Sally Capp (Lord Mayor), Terry Moran AC, (Chancellor Federation University), Deb Platz (Assistant Commissioner AFP), David Lesser (Journalist & Author) and Melinda Cilento (CEO CEDA) with Dr Gael Jennings as the Moderator. They all shared some fascinating stories, a personal favourite of mine being Deb's story of being a Policewomen and wearing a dress or skirt with your gun in your handbag and trying to chase perps in your high heels, including jumping over fences!
Some key messages were shared and we were left with real ways we can all make a difference, including calling out behaviour and acting with courage. Some of my biggest take away lines were 'We stand on the shoulders of the women who came before us" and " What you walk past, you accept"
Well done to the Women in Rotary and the Rotary Clubs of Brighton North and Melbourne for such an excellent event. I bought a friend who has never experienced Rotary and is now keen on getting involved!