INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST 2016

Published at 09:03 pm Fri, 23rd o Dec 2016

INTERNATIONAL  WOMEN’S  DAY  BREAKFAST

 

 

The theme for International Women’s Day this year was Pledge for Parity.  By acknowledging this theme, we promote a collective approach to progressing gender equality and encourage women’s full participation in society, business, government and the community. Together we can help women progress equal to their numbers and realise the unlimited potential they offer the world over.  Morley Senior High School celebrated International Women’s Day with our annual Breakfast on Thursday, 3 March.

This year we were honoured to have Professor Lyn Beazley AO as our guest speaker.  After graduating from Oxford and Edinburgh Universities, Professor Beazley built an internationally renowned research team in Neuroscience that focused on recovery from brain damage, many of her investigations undertaken as Winthrop Professor at The University of Western Australia. Currently, Professor Beazley is the Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Science at Murdoch University.

As Chief Scientist of Western Australia from 2006 to 2013, Professor Beazley advised the Western Australian Government on science, innovation and technology, as well as fulfilling the role of Science Ambassador, locally, nationally, and internationally.

 

In 2009, Professor Beazley was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia, and was honoured to be inducted into the inaugural WA Women’s Hall of Fame. Professor Beazley was amazed and delighted to be named the WA Australian of the Year for 2015.

Her presentation did not focus on her own achievements, but of fellow scientists including Dr Patricia Kailis, Dr Kate Trinajstic, Professor Sue Fletcher, and Dr Ana Canadas.  Professor Beazley’s presentation was inspiring to all present, her message to go ahead and achieve our dreams, seizing opportunities even if they are not our first choice, dealing with the obstacles that life throws at us with a “can do” attitude. We can all be leaders within our own areas of influence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to the Year 12 Certificate II in Business students, for their behind the scenes work under the guidance of  Mrs Gaglia and Mrs Francis, who planned and organised the breakfast, and provided customer service to guests. Likewise special thanks to the School’s Guitar Ensemble, under the guidance of Mr Beins, who provided us with high quality entertainment throughout the breakfast.

Mrs Ivana Gaglia - HoLA, Technology and Enterprise