This year we are celebrating women through a series of videos which honour women in our community with powerful stories to tell.

Five pairs of women were invited to share their stories; reflecting upon their journeys, achievements and hopes for the future.

This series will be released throughout the year in four parts.

Part Four - #16Days: Powerful Stories

Part Three - Women Inspiring Business

Part Two - Mother's Day Morning Tea - second video launch

Part One - International Women's Day

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Who are the women in these videos?


Christina and her daughter

  • Mother of two. Professional business woman. Entrepreneurial spirit​.
  • Community Ambassador; Mental Health Foundation Australia, Rotary Club of Manningham, Cooking for Charity. 
  • Mantra - "If you can dream it, you can achieve it."

Julie OAM and her mother

  • Mother, grandmother, daughter and business owner.
  • President of the Warrandyte Business Association and member of the ‘Be Ready Warrandyte’ Committee.
  • Just a regular woman trying to make a difference towards a better world for her family.

Fareha and her daughter

  • Proud Aussie. Proud Muslim. Mum of Three
  • Embryologist (IVF Scientist by profession)
  • Community Advocate for Muslim Mums, Youth and Children
  • Community ambassador for the United Muslim Migrants Association
  • Mantra - "Be sharing, caring and united."

Nitika and her daughter

  • Mother of two children
  • Psychologist – Director of Clincial Services Doncare - responsible for counselling and therapeutic services and family violence support services
  • Author of two therapeutic books 
  • Mantra - "There are always more choices open to us than we can see."

Lily and her friend/mentor, Lara

  • Mother of four children
  • Midwife
  • Sister/Daughter/Aunty
  • Friend to many
  • Activist and advocate
  • Consumer Advisor to Doncare
  • Mantra - "I want and intend to be part of the change that I want to see."