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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 11th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 12, 2009 27 STREETVIEW Celebration of women Carol Hamilton Joyce Lawrance Lyn Bursill Patricia Bursill Lesley Furneaux- Cook The first International Women's Day was held in 1911 as part of a campaign for women around the world to be given the vote. Nowadays it's a way of celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. We attended an International Women's Day celebration at Burwood and asked people what the event meant to them. Carol Hamilton, of Pymble: International Women's Day is really important. It creates a space to celebrate and recognise the achievements, talents and skills of women of all ages, from all backgrounds. Joyce Lawrance, of Croydon Park: We've made such good friends out of this event. It opens your eyes up to what can be done and the opportunities that are available. We've now got the lady mayor at Burwood so there are more opportunities for women and they're growing all the time. Lyn Bursill, of Croydon Park: I got involved in Women's Day through a friend. It's been really good. Women can work in any field nowadays. We've got a lady Deputy Prime Minister. Patricia Bursill, of Marrickville: I think Women's Day is about recognising the day- to-day achievements of women. Now that I'm a mother, I've got a whole new world of responsibility. Previously for me, it's all been about the public achievements like career, but now I recognise the role in the home. It's huge. Lesley Furneaux-Cook, Mayor of Burwood: Women's Day still is important because although women have come a long way since the first Women's Day, we're still under-represented in areas such as finance, IT, engineering. This year's theme is women in education. Education is your tool to enter into the world and create choice. OPINION 725828 260A LIVERPOOL ROAD, ASHFIELD NSW PH: 02 9799 8488 www.ashfieldmall.com.au SENIORS WEEK CELEBRATE ...AT ASHFIELD MALL Come in and grab your Ashfield Mall Seniors Card to see the great discounts that are available! Cards are conveniently located in every store. Sunday 15 -- Sunday 22 March
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