Top health service workers to speak at Women’s Day breakfast

February 12, 2017 by  

Several inspiring guest speakers will feature at a special breakfast to mark International Women’s Day in March.

Mayor of Maroondah Council Tony Dib said the event, which will also mark 100 years of the maternal and children’s health service across Victoria and the nation, is expected to attract women from throughout the city, including Croydon.

Cr. Dib said the Maroondah International Women’s Day Breakfast is an important day on local calendars, and allows everyone who attends to applaud the important input women make to the communities, families, and the workplace.

As in previous years, he said, the list of guest speakers is impressive and each will focus on a particular aspect of the child and maternal health service.

The various perspectives covered will range from someone entering the sector for the first time, to Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott OAM, who is a highly experienced advisor and academic.

The vast array of speakers will also include Robyn Jones (formerly a child health nurse at Maroondah City Council) and policy advisor Kim Howland.

According to Cr. Dib, the breakfast event will also reveal the changes that led to the service evolving into what it is today, including its work with Dads and Bubs.

Bookings must be made by February 20 to attend the event, which will be held on March 8 at the Karralyka Centre, from 7:15 to 9:00 am.