International Women’s Day 2018 Celebrated in Blacktown 9th March

SydWest Multicultural Services is pleased to announce that they are co-hosting a special celebration for International Women’s Day on Friday 9th March 2018 from 10am at Bowman Hall, Blacktown. The event will feature inspirational guest speakers, including stories of survival from Joanne Colquhoun, a breast-cancer survivor (her speech will also be translated into Arabic and Farsi).

There will be lots of fun entertainment and activities for women, including drumming, dancing by the Hills Chinese Association and many interactive activities and cultural stalls. Guests will be treated to sari-wrapping demonstrations, nail-painting, group colour-in tablecloth and more. Child-focused activities will also be available so that mothers can attend.

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A special part of the event will be the official launch of the new Greater Western Sydney Multicultural Women’s Network, with special guest the Hon Sophie Cotsis MP, Shadow Minister for Women, Multiculturalism, Ageing and Disability Services.

A new initiative of SydWest, the Greater Western Sydney Multicultural Women’s Network will provide a platform for women to empower women and together, support their economic growth and sustainability. The Network will provide a space for women to come together on a regular basis, facilitate networking, hear from inspirational career women, showcase/share business, provide opportunities for leadership & other skills development, mentoring and linking women with other services/support. Women Taking Care of Business!


CEO of SydWest Multicultural Services, Elfa Moraitakis said:

This event is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity and strengths of women in the Blacktown area, bringing everyone together and sharing in the many social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

We are looking forward to launching our new GWS Multicultural Women’s Network, which we are establishing with the support of a group of founding women in the region. This will further support women’s development in the area.

SydWest Multicultural Services is delivering this event in partnership with Breastscreen NSW, Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital, Hillsong City Care, REACH for Training, Blacktown City Council, Wesley Mission, SSI-Ability Links, Act for Kids, Blacktown Women’s & Girls Health Centre, SSI-School Hub.