News Digital Networks Australia’s With Her In Mind Network, has joined the call to #BalanceforBetter for a more gender-balanced world in support of International Women’s Day on 8 March, 2019.
This week whimn.com.au launched its inaugural Power Women series. Revealing the next generation of Power Women, the series has been profiling 25 of the brightest names of the future on their paths to power.
This series celebrates the achievements of these women and looks at how they choose to use their power to make the lives of Australian women and girls better in the move to gender equity.
New whimn.com.au editor Melissa Shedden said: “Our goal through the Power Women series is to unearth and give a platform to the female voices of the future. We’re a young brand, turning two on International Women’s Day, so it’s important to us to support the women we consider a ‘whimn woman’, that is, someone who is living our editorial philosophy of smart, honest and fun. It’s our pledge to share their stories.
“Whether it’s through a single act, adversity, self-acceptance, humour, influence, sport, or finding your voice – there are so many unique and sometimes unorthodox paths to power and ways to use it. Through these diverse profiles, Australian women can learn ways that speak personally to them, to feel that bit more powerful.”
whimn.com.au will celebrate the site’s second birthday on International Women’s Day with their first consumer event. Being held in Sydney and now sold out, the afternoon will see three of the featured Power Women share their stories and advice on power and what we can learn.
Guests will hear about the history-making power of a single act, from Senator Larissa Waters, the first politician to breastfeed in parliament, while Paralympian Kelly Cartwright will share how she found her power through overcoming adversity and accepting her body, losing her leg to cancer at age 15, then going on to win not one, but two Paralympic medals. Presenter and author Yumi Stynes will open up about the power of visibility and losing the must-please gene.
All ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the charity organisation Infoxchange which powers Ask Izzy a mobile website that connects people in need with housing, a meal, health and wellbeing services, counselling and much more.