Sunbury Women Break Down Business Stigma

Elsie Lange

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day was ‘Breaking Down Stigma’, and that’s exactly what Sunbury Women in Business wants to do.

The main aim of the organization is to better connect business women in Sunbury and what better way to bring people together than over a tea party?

With mocktails, treats, conversational icebreakers, and a chance to listen to powerful speakers, their International Women’s Day event on Tuesday, March 8 was a huge success.

Rochelle Morris, committee member and director of Preface Films, said coming together on International Women’s Day was “a time to celebrate women”.

“Women face different issues and that’s not necessarily to neglect men because the climate and the world are changing so much,” Ms Morris said.

“But as women, coming together on International Women’s Day means we can celebrate who we are.

“With the theme of breaking bias – we live it even as a small business – women tend to be pigeonholed as the people who do household things,” she said.

The day included speeches from important local voices, including Melissa Collins of Women’s Health in the North, Sunbury Aboriginal Corporation Secretary Raquel Stewart and Chantelle Marshall of Indie College Sunbury.

Ms Morris said the organization encourages all women, not just business owners, to reach out and network with each other through Sunbury Women in Business.

“I’m so thrilled that we were able to celebrate and celebrate well,” Ms Morris said.

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