Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life


Shades of Women Galvanises Empowered Sisterhood

Shades of Women, an annual gala event organised by Kickass Women, brought together attendees from across the Mackay Region last week in a powerful display of support and solidarity.

Supported by Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, the annual event serves as a fundraising initiative to support women and children affected by domestic violence in the Mackay and Whitsunday Region. The funds raised will go directly towards supporting Mackay Women's Services, a vital organisation offering assistance and resources to those in need.

Jo Sainsbury, the visionary founder of Kickass Women, expressed her gratitude to everyone involved in making the event a success. Sainsbury emphasised the importance of women coming together to uplift one another, fostering a sense of connection and unity that transcends societal boundaries.

"When we empower and support one another, we create a ripple effect that touches the lives of not only women but also men and children," Sainsbury stated. "By replacing competition with collaboration, we can elevate society as a whole and initiate a positive chain of events that our world desperately needs.

“My heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed and supported this event.”

Photo credit: Indigo Blue Photography

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