Women's Week Mackay

International Women's Day (IWD) #BeBoldForChange 2017 (March 8) is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

Queensland Women’s Week (6-12 March) encourages women and girls to participate, and pursue leadership roles, in their community and workplace, with the 2017 theme Queensland Women: Be involved. Lead the way.

Celebrate with your local community & find an event near you.

The Just Saying Project’s 50 Fabulous Faces Exhibition

10am to 1pm weekdays and weekends 10am-3pm
Town Hall, Sydney Street

The Just Saying Project’s 50 Fabulous Faces exhibition is about capturing the beauty of women from Mackay and surrounding districts and share the beauty that lives on their faces.

The exhibition features women from Mackay and The Whitsundays and five Mackay photographers, Melissa Cooney, Fiona Kroll, Amanda Ward, Sarah Reeves-Saunders and Jocelyn Mackenzie.  

50 Fabulous Faces was created to break down the stereotypes of what beauty is and rebuild a new vision of female beauty. This new vision is about rebuilding the foundations of women’s self-belief system, by accepting their unique features and being proud to be who they are.  

The Just Saying Project wants to celebrate the beauty in each woman's face and help every woman love who they are inside and out. Every face tells a story. What is yours?  

More information > https://www.thejustsayingproject.com/

All About Women Satellite Live from Sydney Opera House

Sunday, March 5
9.30am - noon
MECC Auditorium
Gold coin donation on entry to local women’s shelter

All About Women is a simulcast, streamed live to reach wherever you are. Hear from a series of internationally renowned women speaking on topics covering femininity, media, gender stereotypes and body image.

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World Café Morning Tea – Celebrating IWD & QWW

Tuesday, March 7
9.45am for a 10am start
Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare Street, Mackay
RSVP: Georgine on 07 49 577 222 by Friday, March 3

Celebrate International Women’s Day for 2017 during George Street Neighbourhood Centre’s weekly World Café. A number of guest speakers will be sharing their personal leadership journey. For more information please contact Georgine.

How Our Women Lead - Three Among Manyat Yamadi Mackay

Tuesday, March 7
10am - 2pm
Mackay Yamadi Lera Yumi Meta, Association, Level 1/46 Macalister Street

Gather with women and girls of varying ages from our Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander Communities and Women from other communities, with song dance, conversation and sharing a meal.

Sarina International Women’s Day Expo

Wednesday, March 8
9am - noon
Cultural Hall, Anzac Street, Sarina

The Cultural Hall inSarina will transform into a wonderland for women! This International Women’s Day, a fun filled, informative and interactive event for women in our community showcasing local organisations, services, businesses and interest groups in Sarina.

Pearl – The Janis Joplin Story Schools Workshop*

Wednesday, March 8
1.30pm - 2.30pm
Lynette Denny Space at the MECC
Contact mecc@mackay.qld.gov.au or 4961 9752 for more information

*Open to schools with a reservation for Pearl: The Janis Joplin Story performance

Rocket Network International Women’s Day First Class at Five

Proudly sponsored by MECC
Wednesday, March 8
5pm - 7pm
MECC South Foyer
PRIORITY CHECK IN: $5pp if booked by February 27
BOARDING PASS: $10pp if booked after February 27
FINAL RSVP: 5pm Friday, March 3 (providing event not sold out)

Who better to celebrate the international day of all things woman, then with the fabulous females of Rocket Network? Join us at the MECC (we know, swanky!) for a fun evening of networking, eats, drinks and merriment.

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#MackayPride Women Who Make Us Proud Awards

Wednesday, March 8
6pm - 7pm
MECC North Foyer

Mackay Regional Council is partnering with a number of local organisations to deliver the Women Who Make Us Proud Awards (#MackayPride).

The awards are an opportunity to showcase the hard work and achievements of local women across the region. These awards are intended to recognise everyday women’s extraordinary achievements and some ideas of people you might like to nominate include:

  • Any woman who makes you proud in our community
  • Someone special in your life who has made a difference to you personally                                          
  • Quietly achieving women who work hard behind the scenes for their community
  • Young women who demonstrate leadership in their school or community                  

These awards are part of International Women’s Day and Queensland Women’s Week Celebrations from March 6 – 12. This year’s theme is “Be Involved Lead The Way”.

Pearl: The Janis Joplin Story

Wednesday, March 8
7.30pm
MECC Auditorium

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the inspirational story of a woman who exploded onto the music scene and quickly became the queen of rock ‘n’ roll. Best remembered for her rebellious lifestyle, her distinctive voice and liberal outlook on life and love, Pearl: The Janis Joplin Story pays homage to the first lady of rock and roll who got a little dirty.

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#MackayPride Women Who Make Us Proud Awards Dinner – Sarina

Thursday, March 9
6:30pm
Bookings essential, numbers limited
Sarina RSL Club, 34 Central Street, Sarina

For more information: Sarina Neighbourhood Centre: 4961 9283

The Sarina #Mackaypride Women who make us proud awards are an opportunity to showcase the hard work and achievements of local women in Sarina. Join Deputy Mayor Amanda Camm as she presents awards to our community’s deserving women at this celebratory dinner.

Enjoy a fashion parade by Under the Veil with MC Ange Julian from Triple M and guest speakers, Fallon Drewett, founder of The Just Saying Project and Trudy Crowley, founder of Nude Lunch – Ovarian Cancer Exposed.

Tickets are available to the general public and bookings can be made through the Sarina RSL, cost of $25pp which includes 2 course buffet dinner. Women who are nominated from Sarina district will be invited and provided with a complimentary dinner.

Sarina Community Bendigo Bank is providing gifts for all who attend and lucky door prize.