Leonie is a ‘loud and proud’ voice

March 02, 2018

Leonie Canham and Christy O'Brien from The Splendid Word. Photo by Luke Hemer.

MURRAY River Council mayor Chris Bilkey said International Women’s Day was an opportunity to ‘‘shine a spotlight’’ on the achievements of women both locally and around the world.

His council will celebrate the day with a free morning tea at Cadell on the Murray Motel Resort on Tuesday.

‘‘International Women’s Day is a chance for us all to celebrate our mothers, sisters, grandmothers, daughters, nieces, aunts, friends and workmates who inspire us,” he said.

People are invited to attend a morning tea from 10am to mark the global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

‘‘The morning tea is a chance for community members to come together, meet new people and mark the achievements of the remarkable women in our lives,” Cr Bilkey said.

The guest speaker Leonie Canham will be leading discussion on the art of balancing work, life, motherhood and the power of kind language.

Leonie is a co-owner of a local-based communications consultancy business.

She is a print and broadcast journalist who has more than 18 years of experience working in newspapers, radio, politics and communications.

A mother to three young boys, she feels an enormous responsibility to help turn the tide on issues such as misogyny, inequality and domestic violence and to raise boys who will be the kind of men who fight against injustice.

‘‘Leonie is a loud and proud advocate for the many opportunities and advantages that our country life affords, and is passionate about connecting, embracing and empowering women who choose to pursue careers and raise families in rural Australia- a passion that will no doubt make for a great presentation,” Cr Bilkey said.

People are asked to RSVP to [email protected]

It is a free community event funded and co-ordinated by MRC.

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