Pictured L-R: Lily Durdev, Star Faulks, Emily-Jane Hale, Zoha Khan, Mariya Philip, Naisha Rahman.
A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we are all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. This year the International Women's Day theme encourages us to choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, the Sisters for success event supported our community to choose to challenge.
As a part of the Queensland Women's day celebrations, the Multicultural Council Gold Coast's Wellbeing Centre, six students attended the Sisters for Success event. Lily Durdev, Zoha Khan, Emily-Jane Hale, Mariya Philip, Naisha Rahman and Star Faulks attended to celebrate our diverse community of strong women and the valuable contributions that they make. Recognising and celebrating our diversity enriches and strengthens our communities and creates a more equal world where everyone is valued. On Monday 8 March the students from schools across the Gold Coast enjoyed a fun and interactive day with inspirational women where we pledged our #choosetochallenge
See the reflection from Year 11 student Naisha Rahman below :
"The Sisters 4 Success event was truly an insightful experience that opened my eyes to the plethora of different notions that are prominent in females in contemporary society. I was able to garner knowledge and become more aware of such aspects and try to be more involved in my community by implementing new mannerisms. If I was given the opportunity, I would definitely come back next year, as the teachings and sentiments bestowed upon me, were invaluable."
Mrs Alita Lee