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Embrace Equity - International Women's Day

  • 08 Mar 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  • Special price for members. BONUS offer: You can bring two non-members at membership prices.

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 Embrace Equity

SBWN in partnership with South Gippsland Shire Council, South Gippsland Water and Women for Change (a Bass Coast Community Foundation Initiative) is proud to host an International Women's Day event on Wednesday 8 March at 6pm with a panel of wonderful guest speakers;

 Patrice Mahoney OAM

Chelsea Caple

Louise Sparkes

Patrice Mahoney OAM

Patrice Renee ‘Muthaymiles’ Mahoney is a proud mother of five children and one granddaughter. Her connections to family and place reflect her multicultural connections from the Anaiwan Nation (NSW), Malta, France, Ireland and England. She grew up in Armidale (NSW) and then moved to Victoria—first to Lakes Entrance (Gunaikurnai Country), and then to the Bass Coast region (Bunurong Country), where she has lived for over 20 years. Patrice is a powerful advocate for Aboriginal people and their cultures, and a talented, prolific artist who believes art and education are the basis of identity, self-determination and leadership.

Chelsea Caple

Founder and Director at SUMMERSALT Gymnastics in Wonthaggi, Chelsea has worked  with organisations such as the AFL, Calisthenics Victoria, Tennis Australia and Sports Environment Alliance. Chelsea is a Director at Latrobe Regional Hospital and Chair of their Community Advisory Committee, and Convenor of Gymnastics Victoria South East Region. The development of SUMMERSALT Gymnastics has brought to life Chelsea's philosophy and passion for childhood development – that the active, fun movement SUMMERSALT provides, really is the launchpad for all sports - and life. 

Louise Sparkes

Louise is currently the CEO at Gippsland Southern Health Service, commencing recently in February 2023. With over 30 years’ experience in public health care, Louise has demonstrated success in leadership, service development, clinical governance, team development and the delivery of health care that is of high quality, safe, sustainable, consumer focussed and responsive to the needs of the community it serves. Health outcomes in rural settings and equity of access to high quality care are of particular interest and align with her previous experience and values.  

We invite members and non-members to this event and is accessible to all.  

 Our Venue


Meeniyan Square, Whitelaw St, Meeniyan 

Tickets - $35 Members, $40 Non-Members

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