Opinion: Celebrate with your gal pals
UNITY, action, reflection – three traits that help identify the meaning behind International Women’s Day.
It is not a day of roses, fairies and butterflies, but a day that has been occurring for more than a century, honouring the progression of women and their involvement as equals in today’s society.
Across these four pages in today’s Gatton Star ,we have identified a number of local women as community leaders and inspirational women, who might not always be in the spotlight, but put in many hours in their various fields.
In these pages, we tell these women’s stories, their jobs in the community and how they came to championing their individual roles.
From business owners to volunteers, officers of the law and sporting champions, there’s plenty of great women creating extraordinary achievements right in our backyard.
As the editor of the Gatton Star, I’m proud to be a working woman in the Lockyer Valley region.
It took 60 years for the first female editor to be appointed at the Gatton Star and that title was held by my predecessor Megan Sheehan.
At Present, within the News Regional Media family, there are more female editors than male editors across the daily mastheads.
This Friday, why not celebrate International Women’s Day with all the women from around the world. It’s a day that touches women across all corners of the globe, no matter your hair, skin or eye colour.
You could wear something purple, the colour that symbolises women, or simply share a cake with your colleagues for afternoon tea.
No matter what it is, be proud to be who you are.
CELEBRATE: Gatton Star editor Ali Kuchel.