Some women play by the rules. Some play with fire. Thank you for joining the discussion.
A hush falls over the crowd as the fearless and vivacious Cath Pope steps up to the lectern to welcome us to the first (and certainly not the last) Networking Women’s event.
Cath gives a beautiful summary of each exceptional speaker – the brilliant Fran Kelly, the powerful Liberty Sanger and the tenacious Clementine Ford.
Our Guest Panelists
As the applause fills the air, our speakers take their seats and the conversation begins. Fran starts the evening with some food for thought – is the label important? Do we need to label ourselves feminists? This conversation ebbed and flowed into a mixture of questions and responses that were impacted by generations past and present.
Throughout the evening, we gathered tools and tips on how best to deal with oppression, sexist jokes and asking for a pay rise. Using wit to rise above experiences of verbal harassment, to the external sources we have at the ready for us in the workplace, we came to realise that this is something that needs to be done together. Feminism is a powerful movement and we need to keep momentum by standing stronger together – all humankind, as equals.
On behalf of The Networking Women’s committee I would like to thank you all for your support on Friday evening, for your questions, your curiosity, your strength and your camaraderie – it is appreciated and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
About Natasha Badrov – SGLBA Volunteer Event Manager
I am an outgoing, bubbly, ambitious and hard working individual. I take great pleasure in working with a team but also can independently thrive. Throughout my experience in both the Private and Not for Profit sectors I have been involved in multiple management of change restructures and have come to the conclusion that change is inevitable both professionally and personally and am always up for the new challenge that change brings.