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Balance for Better - International Women's Day

Posted 8 March 2019
International Women's Day 2019 Wesley College

Wesley celebrates International Women’s Day this year across the campuses with breakfast events featuring guest speakers who are working towards improving gender equality. Our students, mothers and the Wesley community were privileged to hear from three amazing women. This year’s theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world and asks the question, ‘How will we help make a difference?’.

International Women's Day 2019 Wesley College

International Women's Day 2019 Wesley College

Ella Steele

At Elsternwick we hosted Elle Steele (OW2001), a gifted leader in Melbourne who connects people with their personal power. Elle spoke about her career as a swimmer, representing Australia at the 2000 Paralympic games and how her resilience allowed her to overcome intense physical challenges. 

Davida Forshaw, an international airline pilot with 20 years of experience, now flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for QANTAS, spoke at Glen Waverley’s breakfast. She is a passionate advocate of the advancement of young women into the STEM fields, both within aviation and broader technical industries.

International Women's Day 2019 Wesley College

Shona MacInnes

International Women's Day 2019 Wesley College

Shona MacInnes spoke at St Kilda Road’s breakfast about her experience in women’s sport and how she successfully oversaw the exponential growth of women’s football in her role at the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA). 

We are proud to have our past students and community members contributing to improving gender diversity. Visible role models are an inspiration to our students, and support Wesley’s coeducation values by encouraging everyone to become advocates of equality.

Top image: Sheridan Vella, Davida Forshaw and Lucy

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