International Women’s Day March 2019

IWD 2019

A leading Australian soprano and a high-profile lawyer and human rights advocate were the two keynote speakers at the Rotary International Women’s Day Breakfast at Mornington Racecourse on Wednesday, March 6 with the theme for 2019 is “Balance for Better”.

Tania deJong

Soprano Tania de Jong is an inspirational speaker and storyteller, social entrepreneur and creative innovation catalyst. Tania is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators, having developed five businesses and two charities over three decades. She is a global authority on creativity, innovation and collaboration and is an agent for change. Her keynotes and workshops, combined with the power of song, are transformational, and her work and knowledge span the business, public, creative and community sectors.

Lawyer Prue Gilbert co-founded Grace Papers to challenge traditional stereotypes, drive gender equity and empower working parents and their employers, winning an Australian Human Rights Business Award for this work in 2014. Last year, Prue was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence. She volunteers for the legal steering committee of NOW Australia and has been influential in driving gender equality through her role as an advisory board member of the AFL Players Association for the AFLW.

Prue Gilbert

Co-organised by Frankston North Rotary with the Rotary Clubs of Frankston and Mount Eliza, the Rotary International Women’s Day Breakfast is entering its fifth year and is attracting interest from a diverse range of professional men and women who are inspired by incredible women every day, women who are raising kids and building businesses and transforming communities.