Soroptimist International: Friday’s International Women’s Day Breakfast | Event Wrap

Last Friday morning, senior students and prefects Jasmine Wheatley (Performing Arts Captain), Ruby Wandschneider (Social Justice Captain), Ella Furlong (Goldsworthy House Captain) and Kaylee Tamala (Kime House Captain) represented Canterbury College at the Soroptimist International’s annual International Women’s Day Breakfast.

Established in 1921, Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organisation comprising approximately 66,000 club members across 120 countries.

Its central mission is advocating for human rights and gender equality, so Soroptimist International’s United Nations representatives strive to ensure the voices of women and girls are heard.

They aim to empower women and girls to fulfill their personal and collective potential, achieve their aspirations, and advocate for equality within communities globally.

Breakfast attendees heard from Logan’s Centre Against Sexual Violence representatives about the important work they do supporting and empowering the women and girls in their care.

Proceeds from the morning were donated to the Centre to support more victims of sexual violence.

Our student leaders were grateful to hear from other guest speakers who shared their experiences and projects to support those in need in our local community.