#BreaktheBias with Manningham this International Women’s Day

3 Feb 2022
Healthy Community
IWD banner showing illustration of four women of diverse backgrounds

TV and radio presenter Shelley Ware will join the Mayor, Cr Michelle Kleinert and facilitate a discussion with local women from all backgrounds and lived experiences to #BreaktheBias at this year's inclusive International Women’s Day event on Tuesday, 8 March 2022.

Shelley is a proud Yankunyjatjara and Wirangu woman and a strong advocate for women in sport and First Nations peoples. She will be joined by a panel of women from First Nations, LGBTQIA+, multicultural and disability communities. This lively panel discussion will unpack how we can break the bias and take action.

“I’m excited to host a morning tea for this year’s International Women’s Day,” said Mayor Cr Michelle Kleinert.

“#BreaktheBias is such an important theme, not only for women but the next generation of young girls.”

The free event is presented by Manningham Council and will be held in the Manningham Function Centre. It will include a presentation, panel discussion and morning tea.

Panel members Asherly Bradac (disability advocate / Manningham Disability Advisory Committee), Varvara Ioannou (Food For Thought Network), Sally Goldner (Founding member of Transgender Victoria) and Aunty Irene Norman (Mullum Mullum Gathering Place) will really keep the discussion going. “It’s great to see the line-up of strong local women representing the diversity of our community,” said Cr Kleinert.

The IWD 2022 campaign features a powerful pose, asking people to cross their arms in solidarity for a gender equal world that’s free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Together, we can forge a world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive, where difference is valued and celebrated.

Everyone can help break the bias by striking the IWD2022 pose and sharing their image on social media using the hashtags #IWD2022 and #BreakTheBias.

If a COVID safe in-person event is not possible due to Government restrictions, this event will be hosted through an online forum.

This is a free event with limited tickets available through Eventbrite. Ticket bookings close on Tuesday 1 March 2022. If you need assistance booking your ticket, please contact us on 9840 9333.

This will be an accessible and inclusive event. Access supports such as Auslan or language interpreters are available upon request.

More information can be found on International Women's Day Morning Tea.