Presented by Rotary Clubs: Frankston North, Frankston, Mt Martha & Mt Eliza Tickets $55 per person Please arrive 6.45am for 7am start
This year's Rotary IWD Breakfast Event speakers are 2 incredibly inspirational women, from diverse backgrounds:
Olympian Lauren Burns created sporting history by winning the first ever Olympic medal for Taekwondo when the sport made its debut at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Lauren was one of only three Australian women to win an individual Olympic Gold Medal, along with Cathy Freeman and Susie O Neill. Her amazing triumph was achieved against the odds requiring enormous discipline, commitment, perseverance and teamwork.
The nation watched as Lauren’s victory brought the Australian public and Olympic crowd to its feet.
Humanitarian Dr Alice Hill has pursued what she calls “full-time, unpaid, for-purpose work,” which includes founding the Early Years Education Program, which, helps at-risk children realize “their full potential and ensure that they enter school as confident and successful learners, developmentally equal to their peers.”
Alice also serves as a director of other nonprofit social-justice and educational organizations, and of The Antipodean Family Foundation, which she and her husband established to serve “people in need.”
“I just decided that there was nothing I could do that would have more impact than protecting the early childhood development of vulnerable children,” she says. “It’s all about doing good wherever you are. You might not solve all the problems in the world, but you can do your bit.” (source: HARVARD MAGAZINE)