Heads Up, Ladies

It’s a few short weeks away from International Women’s Day (March 8, if you haven’t got it noted in purple in your calendar already) and there really is cause to celebrate this year.

From #MeToo to some big moves in the equal pay debate (Lisa Wilkinson, we salute you) to battering down the walls of silence around institutionalised childhood sexual assault, domestic violence, and sexual harassment in the workplace. Women and men are raising their voices and calling for positive change on gender equity, and that really is a great reason to share the love and respect this March 8.

Here is a quick wrap of just some of the fabulous events happening in our fine region. There are more, and Google can help you find them, but these were standouts for us: 

Battle of the Sexes

If there is a statement film for the past year, then Battle of the Sexes just might be it.

Women's Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West are putting on a fun and thought provoking movie night to celebrate Women's Day 2018, including a screening of Battle of the Sexes starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

Also speaking at the event will be Annie Nolan (yes, she wore a suit to the Brownlow!)
Head along to Village Cinemas Geelong with your friends on Wednesday 7th of March from 6 - 9pm. There are fabulous door prizes to be won and goodie bags for everyone.
Tickets are $15 from trybooking.com/TVKB 

Meet Shebah founder and CEO, George McEnroe

Former breakfast radio host, ABC Producer and comedian, George McEnroe founded the women-only ride share service Shebah on the back of a crowd funding campaign in 2016 and launched in Melbourne, Geelong and Brisbane on IWD in 2017. In just 24 hours it was the most popular APP in the APP store.

One year later the business is growing from strength of strength.

George is the special guest speaker at the BPW Geelong International Women’s Day Dinner, which will also celebrate the graduating class of the 2016-17 “Making a Difference” mentoring program.

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Tuesday, 6th March - 5.30 - 8pm

Capri Reception Centre, 258 Pakington Street, Geelong West. Tickets $48 Members, $60 Guests, includes three-course dinner.

Backwards in High Heels

Photo by Maurice Rinaldi

Flying Brick Cider House is set to host ‘Backwards in High Heels’ a brilliant show by well-known Australian signer and entertainer Kelly Auty on Thursday, March 8.

Backwards in High Heels is based on the music, lives and fashion of great women singers who were trendsetters, games changers and activists, and who left a legacy that continues to influence artists and audiences to this day.

Cider House General Manager, Bree Braden, believes it is a unique and exciting show to host on any day, but especially on International Women’s Day.

“It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and Kelly is a passionate advocate for the role of women in music, so it is a perfect fit,” Ms Braden said.

Renowned for her spirited live shows, Kelly's lightning fast costume changes along with her humour and sensitivity to the women she portrays is mesmerizing.

“Kelly is described as fun and fabulous - which is also the Cider House’ motto – so we think it is a perfect match!”

Guests will enjoy a delicious two-course dinner and show for $85 per person. Show only tickets are available for $25 per person. Drinks at bar prices. Limited tickets are available - this very special night of celebration is guaranteed to sell out fast.

“The dynamic show is touring Australia throughout 2018 and we are looking forward to being one of the first shows for this year.’’

Bookings online via www.flyingbrickciderco.com.au or direct with the Cider House 5250 6577.

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