Members of Women’s Network Australia, Australia’s longest running women’s business network, will tread the red carpet at a special charity event supporting Share the Dignity in Brisbane on Friday 8 June.
Share the Dignity began in 2015 with a call to action by founder Rochelle Courtenay who wished to supply women in need across Australia with sanitary items. The charity provides homeless women and those affected by domestic violence a place to receive much needed items as well as campaigning for the end of the period tax, by holding several charity events throughout the year.
Share The Dignity collects year round, with two super fundraisers in June and December for winter and Christmas. With 3000 volunteers Australia wide, Share The Dignity has collected more than 1 million packs of pads and tampons yet with 46,000 homeless women and one in three woman facing domestic violence, more of these staples are needed.
Proceeds from the Brisbane Red Carpet Event hosted by WNA will go to Share the Dignity and the campaign to ensure sanitary items are a right, not a privilege for Australian women. “Women’s Network Australia is here to encourage and support women to reach their full potential and that’s at the core of what Share the Dignity is all about. We are thrilled to partner with them,” Women’s Network Australia Managing Director, Janelle Bostock said.
The evening will feature five time Olympian Natalie Cook, business leader and mentor, Tracey Mathers, Nicole van Hattem, and Sydney-based radio personality Natalie Riley. Drinks and canapes will begin the evening before guest speakers take the floor to discuss the important issues facing Australian women.