You had me at champagne! Moora’s International Women’s Day (IWD) event truly was a celebration of the triumphs of women. In keeping with the IWD them of ‘equal for equal’, guests at the Champagne and canapes event at Jeanne d’Moore were treated to stories from Dr Allie Gledhill, Di Louden and Louise House. 

Dr Allie Gledhill overcame incredible adversity with her own health, which took her on the path to training as a chiropractor. Moora police officer, Di Louden, experienced a trauma which she wanted no other person to have to withstand, hence her dedication to her role with the WA Police Force. 

Louise House, Watheroo farmer, shared her love of the arts and the role of arts in creating sustainable, resilient, thriving communities. 

Each of these three women exemplified that an equal world is an enabled world. That each and every one of us is responsible for our own thoughts and actions every day. It is the manner in which we channel these thoughts and actions in response to adverse conditions, which make for a better world. Allie, Di and Louise have all chosen to actively challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements. They reinforced that, collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.