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Women Unite to Inspire Change
04 March 2014
YWCA NSW CEO The Hon. Anna Bligh; CARE Australia CEO, Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM; Westpac Group CEO Gail Kelly; media personality Tracey Spicer; former tennis world champion and Chair of the Evonne Goolagong Foundation, Evonne Goolagong-Cawley.
Westpac Group CEO Gail Kelly unveiled a large-scale Perspex installation at Martin Place of the words ‘Inspire Change’ the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day which is celebrated on March 8. Personally pledging to lead change, Gail indicated Westpac will aspire to reach equal representation of men and women in leadership roles by 2017, the year Westpac celebrates its 200th birthday.
Joined on the podium by inspirational Australian women, YWCA NSW CEO The Hon. Anna Bligh; CARE Australia CEO, Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM, former tennis world champion, Evonne Goolagong-Cawley in Martin Place today, as well as leading Westpac women and men, the group encouraged all Australians to make positive change around gender equality by pledging to start a conversation at work, home or in their community on the topic.
Media personality Tracey Spicer was the event’s MC. She questioned the four women about the work they’ve each been doing to drive change and bring about gender equality for women and girls in the community.
We are inviting you to make your own pledge and start a conversation to help drive change.
If you’re in Sydney you can visit Westpac’s ‘Inspire Change’ installation which will make its way to Westpac Place foyer at 275 Kent Street, Sydney city OR come and join the conversation online at www.rubyconnection.com.au or via Ruby’s Twitter page @rubyconnection #InspireChange2014
Tell us how you will #inspirechange2014?
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