What's On Moreton Bay | International Women's Day - Redcliffe Library

International Women's Day - Redcliffe Library

March 8th at 7:00pm
Free Entry

Join us for a panel discussion from leading local women as they discuss the ways they choose to challenge inequality. Bring your friends and be inspired as we celebrate the contribution women make to shaping a brighter future for us all.

First Nations women, Georgina Richters and Gina Hope Masterton, and mental health advocate Pearly Sprinkles share their thoughts on innovation for a gender equal world.

Free. Bookings required. Doors open at 6:30 PM for a 7:00 PM start.

About Dr Gina Masterton: A proud Gubbi Gubbi and Wakka Wakka woman, Gina (below right) was admitted as a barrister to the Queensland Supreme Court and High Court in 2000. She worked in Los Angeles for various litigation law firms from 2001 to 2013 then returned to Brisbane, her home town, in 2014, to do a Master of Laws (Research) on the area of international family law. Gina completed a PhD on the Hague Child Abduction Convention in 2022 and now holds a position as an Indigenous Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Justice at QUT where she researches legal issues encountered by First Nations women. Gina describes herself as a feminist legal advocate for all women.

About Georgina Richters: Georgina (below left) is an executive with extensive and diverse experience in the corporate sector with a focus on governance, government, business and the performing arts. As a current Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) board Trustee, Chair of the Arts Ministers First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel, and recently appointed Deputy Chair of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee, Georgina brings first-hand professional experience. A strategic leader, Georgina’s two-world view underpins her success in executive, board member and advisor appointments. Georgina is passionate about delivering innovative community-based and led solutions that protect, restore and build the social and economic well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. She was raised on the Peninsula, and still resides here, and her first job when she left school was at the Redcliffe Library!

About Pearly Sprinkles: From flight attendant to Netflix cooking show contestant to mental health advocate and founder of her own company, Pearly Sprinkles (below centre) lives life in full colour. Her personal and professional purpose is to take the Generalised Anxiety Disorder that has limited her throughout her life and use it to create a better world for children and adults alike with anxiety.

Event Snapshot

Date: Wednesday 8th March

Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

Location: Redcliffe Library

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