Join us on International Women’s Day for a breakfast with a real agenda.

Why come to this breakfast?  

We have two Independent Female Candidates in the forthcoming elections as guests who will share the issues they feel are important for women in SA and will take questions and feedback from the floor.  

We’ll also hear from a powerful First Nations Community Leader, whose compelling works pertain to Griefology which pervades the lives of all Aboriginal people and therefore matters to the healing potential for all Australians.

Hear from a Lead Senate Candidate who wants to see real action on the climate crisis. And has spent her life fighting for the rights of women.

Coming together because YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

  • Remember ~ who we are and who we want to be in the world      
  • Reimagine ~ vibrant confident communities
  • Reactivate ~ community wellbeing
  • Reunify ~ inclusive community without discrimination
  • Respect ~ my body, my consent, my choice, our world
  • Recognise ~ the future is now, and if not us then who?


Meet Rosemary Wanganeen

Rosemary is a remarkable First Nations community leader, creating social change by using her voice as a renowned national and international public speaker at conferences, and round table talks. Her compelling works pertain to Griefology which pervades the lives of all Aboriginal people and therefore matters to the healing potential for all Australians.

Meet Dr Heather Holmes-Ross

For the past three years, Heather has served as the Mayor of Mitcham. She has learned that when we work together with the community we create opportunities for everyone. She believes this extends to the council, state government, and indeed federal parliament. However, she believes the best outcomes require politicians who understand and are invested in their local communities, working for the people they represent, rather than big business, multinational corporations, or campaign donations.

Meet Jo Dyer

Jo believes the major parties have failed us on the most important issues of our age. We don’t have time to wait for them to catch up. Decisions are made far away from the people they claim to represent, dictated by party office, often as a result of lobbying from sectional interests. The recent cohort of Independents in the Federal Parliament has shown it is possible to be true representatives of a local community, consulting them and acting on their concerns as opposed to being captive to lobbyists or indulging in political games. 

Meet Barbara Pocock

Barbara is running for the Senate because, like most Australians, she wants to see real action on the climate crisis. She is an economist and Emeritus Professor. She grew up on a mallee farm near Lameroo and has worked in universities, shearing sheds, the Reserve Bank, on farms, in unions, for the government and as a mother and carer. ~ Barbara has spent her life fighting for the rights of women and a South Australian candidate for The Greens.

As an Emeritus Professor at UniSA, she led a team of researchers studying how work affects women, men, children and the households and communities in which we live. And believes, now, more than ever we need more women in our parliament to stand up for important issues such as women’s safety, closing the gender pay gap, childcare and so much more that affects the daily lives of women across the country.

Our Performer 

Meet Souzi D.Wilson

Souzi is a talented singer-songwriter who believes we all have something special to offer and our life should be an expression of what we are passionate about. Souzi is passionate about connecting with her audience, and she believes it is time for women to Rise Up! and demand equality and respect for all people, in order to create true unity.


Elizabeth Ellames | Cherie Rowett | Susan Rooney-Harding 

We want this to be an open and frank discussion and have some questions for you to consider, as an audience, prior to attending: 

Your voice matters – women are diverse people, with diverse communication styles ~ What are you learning about expressing your voice? 

How can we shift from copying, and comparing each other as women ~ Which is holding us back from our authentic power and slowing down our personal and collective progress?

If you’d like to be part of this conversation book your space here:


We are offering this event with the option of selecting how much you want to pay. We simply trust that people are honest and will support our efforts for the event with whatever they can afford. 

What would you like to pay for your ticket to attend in person?

$55.00 ~ $65.00 ~ $75.00 

When and Where? 

TUESDAY MARCH 8TH – 7.30 am to 10 am

The Lion Hotel | The Jerningham Room

161 Melbourne St, North Adelaide SA 5006, Australia

Due to Covid, this event will have limited numbers, to approximately half in attendance, ensuring audience comfort and safety. ~ And will be streamed virtually with a moderator to feed-in comments and questions.  

Join us physically from 7.30 to 10.00 am for networking and participation or dial in virtually from 8-9 for the moderated broadcast event. 

Big Thank You To Our Supporting Partners 

Any queries please call Cherie Rowett (0401 065 234) or email Elizabeth Ellames  

Gathering with women on this International Day to remember and honor the progress contributed by women so far through history

International Women’s Day (IWD) – 8 March – is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

For over 30 years, UN Women Australia has encouraged IWD events, drawing together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate global achievements, agitate for change and raise life-changing funds to support the world’s women and girls.

In 2022 we’ll be celebrating under the International Women’s Day theme, Changing Climates: Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow – a theme that recognises the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are working to change the climate of gender equality and build a sustainable future.  

Acknowledgement of Country and First Nations People

We acknowledge that we stand on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of Country. 

We respect their elders past, present and emerging – And we pay respect by acknowledging and honouring their spiritual connection to land, animals, sea, waters and community. 

And their ancient living culture has sustained a respectful relationship to this sacred homeland for over 60,000 years.

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