Wyong Community and Business Women's Network August 2018 Breakfast - featuring guest speaker, Sue Liptrott of the Iris Foundation

promotes and encourages community spirit by providing a range of support and advocacy, generating equal access to society’s resources.

Tickets are now on sale for our August 2018 breakfast. Last month our Community & Business Women's Network (CBWN) at our sold out, so book early to avoid missing out. 

Guest Speaker this month is Sue Liptrott, Executive Officer of the Iris Foundation.

The Iris Foundation is a local charity working primarily on the Central Coast to help prevent suicide by facilitating awareness campaigns, programs and partnerships which enhance community connectedness and wellbeing.

Sue will give an overview of the Foundation and talk on exciting new initiatives unfolding on the Central Coast this year targeted towards reducing the risk of suicide by working collaboratively.

Connect with other women at our Community & Business Women's Network Events, featuring  inspirational speakers, great food, networking and much more!

CBWN events support Wyong Neighbourhood Centre's "Because We Care" Project. 

 

About the Community and Business Women's Network

Our mission is to cultivate an environment where local women are able to network with confidence and equality, to be enriched through learning, to prosper through connection and friendships and to give back to our Central Coast community through the "Because We Care" Wyong Neighbourhood Centre project.

About the "Because We Care" Project

 

Our partnership with Share the Dignity gives women in our community experiencing disadvantage access to sanitary items. 

We know from our female clients with lived experience of homelessness, financial crisis, domestic violence, entrenched disadvantage, or a combination of, that they experience additional issues associated with “that time of the month.”

Limited access to resources means that many women have to choose between food and sanitary items, and in some cases, some feel that stealing them is their only option.

This issue is largely ignored because society generally continues to find discussing this issue ‘distasteful’. For the women that experience the issue the additional complications can affect well-being and quality of life.

For young girls, it can mean the difference between attending school, or skipping another week.

In 2015 – 2016, more than 100 women accessed our service to make use of this amazing partnership program. 

Here is what one woman, a parent of 3 teenage girls, had to say about her experience:

“There are no words to tell you how grateful I am.. I cant even explain how hard it is with 3 teenage girls and me and never enough money to buy pads and stuff for us all.. I mean, think about it right, we have four times the cost, every month! I always try and make sure the girls are right and sometimes I just make do. Not like I got a choice.

You can find more information about Share the Dignity on their website

 

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