Break the bias and normalise equality
International Women’s Day is an important day in the iCentre calendar.
For the last five years, we have hosted an International Women’s Day Breakfast. This has been part of our Read Like a Girl project and offers the community an opportunity to engage in great stories by women, inspired by women, or about women.
Due to COVID and the disrupted start to the year, the breakfast has not been possible in 2022. As a substitute, we have created a video featuring the stories of three women. Two women are past students of the college: Dr Jessica Madsen – General Practitioner and medical practice owner and Louise Crawford – recent Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, and Australian film & television actress. The third is Ali France – journalist, world champion para-athlete, disability advocate, and politician.
We invite students, staff and parents to watch and share the video with a significant woman/women in your life.
The iCentre hosted many lunchtime activities for students to celebrate this significant day and to think about this year’s theme for International Women’s Day: Breaking the Bias.
Women in History Display
This month is WOMEN IN HISTORY MONTH. The iCentre have worked with the Humanities Department to create a Women in History display and invite students to get involved by checking out the display and reading about some of the incredible women who have made a significant difference in the world.