International Women's Day Breakfast at Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise

When: March 4 2020

Where: Launceston, Australia


Wednesday 4 March, 2020
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston
7.00am - 8.30am
Tickets - $45 (+ booking fee)

For International Women's Day this year Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise have coordinated a wonderful panel of Tasmanian inspiring women who will share their views and experiences as they dine over breakfast at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston.


Alana Phegan made history at the Bell Bay Aluminium smelter when she was the first female process controller on site. In 2017 Alana was awarded the Outstanding Tasmanian Tradeswoman Operator/ Technician at the fourth annual Tasmanian Women in Resources awards. Before starting her career at the smelter, Alana was a hairdresser. In 2007, after the salon sold and her hours were reduced, she applied for a process operator at the site. Alana is committed to mentoring women and encourages them to look at the resources industry as a career option.

Lucy O’Flaherty’s is on the National board of Aged and Community Services Australia, the leading peak body for aged care and is the Tasmanian divisional council chair, a director of the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council, and is CEO of Glenview who are building Australia’s first purpose built village for those living with dementia. With a passion for aged care and making sure quality of care is delivered, Lucy’s focus is set on raising the bar in standards. She works tirelessly to create an inclusive community where people can live a good life now and into the future. In 2019 she was named Tasmanian Telstra Business Woman of the Year.

Adrienne Morton is President of Australian Women Lawyers (AWL), the peak national body representing women lawyers and the Immediate Past President of Tasmanian Women Lawyers. Adrienne uses her personal experience as a Chinese-Australian to promote diversity both in the law and the public sector.

Penny Terry will again MC at the event, and lead the panel discussion. Penny, Creative Director with Healthy Tasmania, has spent more than a decade as an ABC radio presenter. As a speaker, facilitator, mentor and MC Penny champions storytelling, drawing from the thousands of stories she’s collected and shared throughout her career to date.

Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise would like to thank Bell Bay Aluminium (Gold Sponsor) for their continued support of the event, in supporting its female emerging leaders program. The support provides 15 senior female high school students from regional areas the opportunity to attend and celebrate International Women's Day.

All proceeds raised from the event will go towards the Launceston Benevolent Society, Essentials for Women Project.

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