Ladies day an inspiration
A local women’s service club did not let International Women’s Day yesterday go unrecognised in Karratha, marking it with a formal luncheon at the weekend.
Soroptimist International Karratha and Districts members and guests gathered at Welcome Lotteries House on Saturday to celebrate women in the Pilbara and worldwide.
Guests got to know new people through icebreakers and learnt about female-run services in town during a series of short “speed networking” talks.
They also heard guest speaker and Roebourne resident Josie Alec tell her inspirational story of finding her identity through two different cultures.
SIKAD Karratha president Judy Wright said the group celebrated International Women’s Day with a community event every year and wanted this one to centre on social justice.
“Because of the financial climate happening now we know that more and more people are finding it really hard and are under pressure, and this is why we wanted to make women aware of how they can connect with somebody to give them assistance,” she said.
“We just want everybody to realise what is out there and available, because a lot of people don’t know. A lot of these women who came today will go back to their different groups and organisations and pass the message on.”
Mrs Wright said she was pleased with the strong turnout of about 60 women and how positively the event had been received.
“We were blown away by the response, even to the point where we very much did talk about doing another one in Roebourne,” she said.
“It’s been an inspirational day.”
Soroptimist International Karratha and Districts members at the International Women’s Day luncheon on Saturday.