Queensland Women’s Week

This year, Queensland Women’s Week celebrations will be held from March 2 to 10 and will include a state-wide series of events and activities.

Locally, council is supporting five exciting events that celebrate women that you can be part of:

Sold out - RIN International Women’s Day Business Lunch

Dr Ellen Moon is the keynote speaker at the Resource Industry Network International Women's Day Business Lunch on March 8.

Dr Moon has travelled to seven continents, including a voyage to Antarctica last year as part of the Homeward Bound leadership initiative for women in science.  She’s been named a “Superstar of STEM” for 2019-2020 by Science & Technology Australia and lectures on environmental engineering at Deakin University.

Head to resourceindustrynetwork.org.au/Events to purchase tickets.

Lunch starts at noon, Friday, March 8, in the MECC North Foyer.

Sold out - Sarina Women’s Week Dinner and Awards

Sarina Neighbourhood Centre is inviting residents out for a fun-filled night dedicated to celebrating women. Enjoy guest speakers, a delicious two-course dinner, live music from Three Way Crossing, a steam-punk-themed fashion parade and lucky door prizes. This event will also feature the presentation of the Sarina Women’s Week Awards and Mary Malone Perpetual Award.

Get your tickets by calling the Sarina Neighbourhood Centre on 4961 9283.

From 6pm, Friday, March 8, at the Bob Wood Cultural Hall in Sarina.

Zonta Mackay International Women’s Day Fundraiser

This “More Powerful Together” luncheon features guest speaker Dr Helena Popovic MBBS. Helena is a medical doctor, a leading authority on improving brain function, a best-selling author and an international speaker with a mission to educate rather than medicate.

Speaking topics include:

  • Boost Your Brain
  • Turn Stress into Success
  • Come Alive and Thrive
  • Rewire your Brain to Reshape your Body

From 10am, Sunday, March 10, in the MECC Plenary Halls.  Book at themecc.com.au

All About Women Satellite 2019

You don't need to be at the Sydney Opera House on March 10 to experience the main stage action of All About Women Festival. The MECC will be livestreaming the “#MeToo, Year Two” panel.  All About Women features emerging new voices from around the world speaking about future directions in feminism.

From noon to 1.30pm, Sunday, March 10, in the MECC Meeting Rooms.

Entry costs a gold coin donation.

Artspace Mackay exhibition: Foundations in Drawing

This exhibition celebrates the art of 11 local women who shared the same art tutor, Clem Forbes. Enjoy the works of Kay Bampton, Mary Brown, Margaret Burgess, Irene Coburn, Alison Fenech, Lesley Kane, Lyn Laver Ahmat, Maria Lenz, Sybil Rodger, Raye Williams and Leonie Wood in the Foyer and Gallery Three.

Public exhibition opening: Friday, February 22, at 6pm (floor talk from 5.30pm) at Artspace Mackay.

Residents are invited to register their attendance for the opening of these two exciting exhibitions by calling Artspace Mackay on 4961 9722 or emailing artspace@mackay.qld.gov.au.