Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Embracing Equality (Editor's Note)

International Women's Day is a day of reverence and celebration, a time to pay homage to the indomitable spirit of women who have inspired, empowered, and led by example. With the arrival of March 8th, we are called to recognize the remarkable strides women have made in every aspect of life, from science and politics to culture and business. It is a day to honour the immense contributions women have made to shape our world, while acknowledging that there is still much work to be done.

Women have come a long way, breaking barriers and shattering glass ceilings in every field imaginable, and in this record-breaking edition (our biggest newspaper to date) we learn about 20 different local women doing just that across a range of different industries. Read their stories on pages 20 – 27.

The Resource Industry Network is hosting its International Women’s Day Business Lunch on March 8, with entertaining comedic emcee Kat Davidson at the helm. Earlier this week I spoke to Kat for an article you can find on page 19, and it was interesting to learn that while she felt gender equality had come a long way in media, it still had some strides to make in the world of comedy.

On our Community Chat page on 32, you’ll find Cr Belinda Hassan’s column on equality and empowerment. She also shares information about the Zonta Club’s annual IWD lunch, which is being held on March 5th.

Let us embrace equity, uplift women, and create a brighter future for all. Together, we can create a world where every woman has the opportunity to thrive, and where gender equity is not just a must-have, but a given.

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