International women's day 2019
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce welcomes Share the Dignity founder, Rochelle Courtney, as guest speaker for this year's International
Women's Day breakfast.
BNCC International Women's Day Breakfast is proudly sponsored by Bramwell Partners.
This Signature Breakfast event is open to BNCC members (and their guests), reciprocal members*, schools^ and non-members. Men and women are welcome to attend.
Rochelle Courtenay – Share the Dignity
After reading in 2015 that homeless women Australia-wide were making sanitary pads out of public restroom toilet paper because they couldn’t afford to buy them, Rochelle Courtenay felt a call to action.
She started a small sanitary collection in her local Brisbane neighbourhood and donated the items to a women’s shelter. Through demand, the not-for-profit charity Share the Dignity was born, providing homeless and at-risk women around Australia with sanitary items.
Rochelle, affectionately known as “Pad lady” didn’t set out to be a social entrepreneur yet her work is helping eliminate period poverty in Australia, where homeless girls and women or those fleeing domestic violence suffer the indignity of having to choose between food and sanitary products.
Share the Dignity now holds a national collection of sanitary products twice a year in April and August. The charity has collected more than 1.7 million packets of sanitary items since its formation. More than 2000 volunteers and some of Australia’s biggest corporates have also got behind the charity.
International Women's Day breakfast
Friday 8 March 2019
7.00am to 8.30am
Kedron-Wavell Services Club - Kittyhawk Room
21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside Qld 4032
* Members of Chambers of Commerce in the greater Brisbane region are warmly invited to attend at members' rates.
^Teachers and students are warmly invited to attend at discounted school rates
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