International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
To mark International Women’s day, Westcare held a special morning tea to acknowledge and thank the amazing women who foster care and work with the children and young people who come into our care.
While enjoying a range of different cakes and teas on offer, many carers and staff took the opportunity to speak and hear from one another about their own life stories and their work with children and young people who they have cared for or worked with in association with Westcare.
Certificate presentations, along with delicious chocolates, were also given to foster carers to thank them for their tireless work.
For Chris Jones, Senior Manager of Home Based Care, the morning tea was a perfect occasion to bring together a number of Westcare’s female foster carers and staff to learn more about one another, as well as to celebrate and discuss their own achievements and stories.
As well as drawing the female foster carer community and Westcare staff together, Chris underscored the importance of celebrating International Women’s Day.
“We have such a large number of amazing women who either work or foster care with Westcare and each have their own achievements and stories which we should celebrate.
“International Women's Day is the perfect platform for us to celebrate as a community and recognise just how important these women are to our organisation and the strength they showed in overcoming gender descrimination in their lives”.
These women are inspiring a new generation of women and girls to be bold for change and to advocate for a more inclusive, gender equal world.
We want to thank all women associated with Westcare, for inspiring a new generation of women and girls to be bold for change and to advocate for a more inclusive, gender equal world.
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