International Women's Day Walk

Shellharbour City Council is partnering with Healthy Cities Illawarra and the Lake Illawarra PCYC to host a free non-competitive community walking event for International Women's Day on 8 March.

Participants can choose from a 5km or 8km walk, or a comfortable distance starting and finishing from the PCYC Lake Illawarra. Healthy afternoon tea and water stations will be provided. Special gift packs will be provided to the first 50 walkers.

Shellharbour City Mayor Marianne Saliba urged everyone, regardless of gender or age, to get involved.

“International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity, a particularly topical issue right now,” Cr Saliba said.
“Given the current climate surrounding gender equality in the workplace and the momentum of women’s issues in general, now is a great time get involved and celebrate women’s achievements,” she said.

Cr Saliba said she was proud that Shellharbour City Council was already leading the charge in respect to gender equality, with women comprising just under half of the organisation’s senior management. 
“Our Council is an excellent example of gender equality in the workplace. And of course, we’re one of the only local councils regionally to have both a female Mayor and Deputy Mayor.”

International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialised world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

Many organisations declare an annual theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.

Media opportunity
When: Thursday 8 March
Time: 5.15pm for 5:30pm start. Mayor Marianne Saliba will attend. 
Where: Lake Illawarra PCYC

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.