International Womens' Day in Vic Park

When: March 8 2018

Where: Perth, Australia

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<p><strong>Two outstanding women share their incredible stories </strong></p>

<p>Come and celebrate International Women&rsquo;s Day with us at Victoria Park Library and hear from two outstanding women who have excelled in their professional careers and continue to inspire others.</p>

<p>Hockeyroo Kathryn Slattery represented Australia at the 2016 Summer Olympics, was part of the team that won Gold at the 2017 Oceania Cup, and is currently vying for selection in the Commonwealth Games squad that will compete in the Gold Coast in April.</p>

<p>An identical twin, Kathryn hails from a farming family in the small community of South Stirling, five hours&rsquo; drive south of Perth.</p>

<p>Kathryn will discuss the rise in the popularity of women&rsquo;s sport in recent years, in particular with teams new to sports such as Women&rsquo;s Big Bash Cricket, AFL and Rugby.</p>

<p>The success of the Hockeyroos and the Matilda&rsquo;s has paved the way for women&rsquo;s sport to have a higher profile, more pay and in turn has provided inspiration to young girls to get involved in all sports.</p>

<p>Megan Lockyer is a drill and blast operator for Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) in Solomon and is a finalist in the 2018 Women in Resources Awards.</p>

<p>Megan is an Ngarluma, Yindjibarndi and Kuruma woman from Roebourne and is proud to be the first indigenous female to operate the D65 drill rig in Solomon.</p>

<p>Megan&rsquo;s partner was also an FMG employee in Solomon, but sadly lost his life after a one punch attack, leaving behind his two children.</p>

<p>Since his passing Megan has helped share the awareness of this act through the &lsquo;Keep Your Hands To Yourself&rsquo; campaign which was started by Danny Green.</p>

<p>Do not miss this chance to hear from these two incredible women as they share their stories.</p>

<p>International Women&rsquo;s Day is a yearly event celebrated nationally to commemorate the movement for women&rsquo;s rights. This year there is a call-to-action to press forward and progress gender pay parity in the workforce.</p>

<p><strong>Event Details</strong></p>

<p>Thursday 8 March 2018<br />
6.00pm<br />
Victoria Park Library<br />
27 Sussex Street, East Victoria Park</p>

<p>This event is free, but ticketed with limited places.</p>

<p><strong>Phone</strong> (08) 9373 5500<br />
<strong>Email</strong> vicparklibrary@vicpark.wa.gov.au<br />
<strong><a href="/External.aspx?u=http://victoriapark.wa.gov.au/Events-Activities/International-Womens-Day" target="_blank">Website</a></strong></p>

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