White Ribbon Australia teamed up with the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand (IML ANZ) to deliver events that challenged thoughts and ideas regarding gender equality, violence against women and workplace harassment. Collectively, there were 22 events reaching over 2,900 attendees in 19 locations across Australia.
International Women’s Day Great Debates 2019
For 22 years on International Women’s Day IML ANZ has invited business leaders and personalities to debate a challenging topic around gender equality. This year’s sell-out events across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane debated “Her aspiration needs his cooperation.”
White Ribbon Australia are grateful to have been chosen as this year’s charity partner, with the day raising over $48,000 to support our primary prevention programs throughout Australia. The White Ribbon team and volunteers worked with the IML team to deliver these inspiring events.
White Ribbon Australia’s new CEO Delia Donovan joined the debating team in Brisbane and White Ribbon Australia representatives presented opening speeches discussing why they choose to prevent men’s violence against women. Special thanks to Penelope Twemlow, Sharon Orapeleng, David Galbally, Tori Cooke, Simone O’Brien, Tanya Whitehouse, Simon Earle, and Dale Palmer for presenting and helping the team out on the day.
Take a look at the photo album to see more photos from this year’s International Women’s Day Great Debates.
Leadership Outlook Series 2019: Creating a Safe & Respectful Workplace
The Leadership Outlook Series is a national series of practical and thought-provoking workshops. In 2019, the event series focused on creating safe and respectful workplaces, presented by White Ribbon Australia’s Workplace Program Team. Workshops explored violence and its contributing factors, workplaces strategies to support staff experiencing violence, and to mitigate risk.
Taking the workshop across the country to the 20 cities, White Ribbon Workplace team members Stephanie Callanan, Stacey Nelan and Ronan Smyth delivered practical and educational content to positive feedback, including Operations Manager Sally Roebuck from Queensland who said:
I’m pleased to say that today’s series was just as powerful of a catalyst for change as last year’s Outlook Series! I came away with my mind whirring with ways that we can advocate and support women in our community and team, as well as challenging gender stereotypes and norms to bring about attitudinal change… I already have lots of ideas for change here, which we will be getting started on straight away!
Click on the image below to see the photo album for the events.
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