Saturday, April 13, 2024

Kingston to celebrate empowerment this International Women’s Day


Celebrating the remarkable achievements of women across Kingston and empowerment will be the focus of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) events being hosted by City of Kingston Council.

The Council says the presentation of the Kingston Women of the Year Awards will again be the highlight, with 29 nominees in the running across four categories – Courageous Commitment, Excelling in Arts and Sport, Inspiring Innovation, and Success in STEM.

Kingston Deputy Mayor, Tracey Davies said the quality of nominees was high.

“They are all leaders in their field, who inspire others through their exceptional achievements,” Cr Davies said.

Yammerbook Ward Councillor, Tamsin Bearsley said the annual awards are all about celebrating those women who are making an outstanding and positive difference in the community.

“The awards ceremony is always a great opportunity to meet new people and feel empowered in a really positive environment, so get a group together, book in and head along for what promises to be another great event,” Cr Bearsley said.

The UN theme for International Women’s Day in 2024 is Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress, with this year’s campaign focused on highlighting how women’s economic empowerment is central to a gender equal world.

The Kingston Women of the Year Awards will run from 9.45am – 12.30pm on Friday 8 March. Tickets are free; however, bookings are essential for catering purposes.

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