“For 25 years marie claire has championed and celebrated the lives of extraordinary women which is why the International Women’s Day Breakfast is a highlight of our annual calendar," says Nicky Briger, Editor of marie claire Australia. "This year marks our 5th year partnering with the Festival so it’s shaping up to be an inspirational morning of many memorable moments – both uplifting and uproarious.”
The inspiring line up of women from varied professional backgrounds includes MYER ambassador and film and television star, Asher Keddie and fellow MYER ambassador, model and environmental and animal advocate Elyse Knowles. Other panellists of this year’s event include 16-year old Sydney school student, Jean Hinchliffe, who founded the Sydney contingent of School Strike 4 Climate. Australian actor, writer, mother and student, Yael Stone, will also speak alongside retired Major Matina Jewell, whose 15-year military career earned her nine war medals across five missions will share her insights with the panel on topics such as leadership and resilience as experienced from some of the toughest environments on earth.
Finally, Amy Thunig, an academic, writer and founder of the blacademia® podcast, is a Gamilaroi woman, mother and partner who resides on the unceded lands of the Awabakal people. Together with her fellow panellists, Amy can discuss stereotypes, and how we can broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.
The International Woman’s Day Breakfast is certain to inspire guests with the scale of positive change that is possible when women come together.
More information and tickets at vamff.com.au.