Queensland Women’s Week came to Gheerulla on Tuesday 7 March 10.00 a.m, at Gheerulla Hall
In 2016, Queensland expanded International Women’s Day celebrations to a week of events and activities to celebrate women’s contribution to economic, political and social aspects.
Queensland Women’s Week 2017 was held from March 6th -12th with the theme
“Queensland Women: Be Involved. Lead the Way.”
With the support of the YWCA and the Qld. Justice Dept., there was a free seminar at Gheerulla Hall on Tuesday March 7, with Invited speakers Elaine Bradley and Leanne Wood. The aim is to celebrate the contribution of women to their community, encourage and inspire Queensland women and girls to continue to participate and pursue leadership positions in their community, and workplace, and to raise community awareness of the benefits of having women in decision-making positions. Elaine is well known to Mary Valley locals, and has an extensive background in community development particularly in relation to quality food production. Leanne is a ‘tree-changer’ from Kenilworth and student at Griffith University, researching the role of women as major contributors to the wellbeing of the Mary Valley community.