Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron supported by Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce are delighted to bring to you the 2023 International Women's Day Breakfast. This year our theme is EmbraceEquity. Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. It's something we need to think about, know, and embrace. Equity means creating a fair and equal world. And we can all play a part.
We can actively support and embrace equity within our own sphere of influence. Remember, forging gender equity isn't limited to women solely fighting the good fight. Allies are incredibly important for the social, economic, cultural, and political advancement of women. When we embrace equity, we embrace diversity, and we embrace inclusion. Equality is the goal, and equity is the means to get there. Through equity, we can reach equality.
Don't just say it. Do it. Value it. Truly embrace it.
Together we can work collectively to impact positive change. Together we can all help forge an equal world.
About Kelli Martin:
Kelli Martin is a talented and respected solicitor, business leader and social justice advocate. She has worked predominantly in family and criminal law after being admitted as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia in 2008.
Kelli founded KLM Solicitors in 2015 with a vision for a contemporary, client-focused law firm. She is a former Board Director for the not-for-profit Red Rose Foundation and actively works to end domestic and family violence.
In 2021 she received an Excellence Award in the Australasian Law Awards in the Law Firm Leader of the Year (<200 employees) category and took out Queensland Law Society’s Access to Justice (Private Practice) Award. Kelli was also a Queensland State Finalist in the Telstra Best of Business Awards, Accelerating Women category. She was also a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards (Managing Partner of the Year and Mentor of the Year categories) and a finalist in the WLAQ Award for the Leneen Forde AC Woman Lawyer of the Year. Outside of her enormously rewarding and busy work life, Kelli raises her two young daughters.
About Katrina Logan:
Katrina is a local children’s book author and in her words “I have a wild imagination and love to write!”. Katrina has a background in teaching. She has successfully produced a number of well-loved picture books. Some of the books include: Straddie, Down by the Bay, A Fish with a Wish, Outback Animals Dance and Play, Amity and the Show and Share Week, The Very Shy Peacock, What If We Ate Like Cows Do?, and The Call of the Far Eastern Curlew. Katrina resides in a semi-rural pocket of Brisbane, along with her husband Brett, and her four children, plus a menagerie of sorts. Katrina has taught primary and secondary education in Australia and abroad. Katrina says “I have mastered the art of procrastination and find writing a great alternative to housework!”.
About Brenda Castro:
Dr Castro is a pharmacist by training and a post-doctoral research fellow at the Layton Vision Foundation and LVF Research Centre. She obtained her Masters and PhD at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, with research conducted at the University of California, Irvine. She came to Australia during the Covid epidemic in 2021.
Brenda is passionate about discovering therapies for eye diseases and has been working in scientific ophthalmology for over 8 years. She has experience utilising nanoparticles, gene therapies, implants, and peptides as solutions for different ocular diseases.
About our MC - Cheryl Gray:
Cheryl Gray has spent the best part of three decades promoting women and helping them to succeed. Throughout her career as a journalist, in public affairs and running her own communication consultancy, Cheryl has developed a diverse network of contacts and is excited by the opportunity to share her knowledge and experience so that others can shine.
Cheryl has a Bachelor of Business (Communication), along with international qualifications in communication measurement and evaluation. She is Board Chair of not-for-profit disability services organisation, MyHorizon, and is a former Treasurer and Management Committee member of Women’s Legal Service Queensland. She has previously held Board roles with the Queensland Paralympic Committee and the Moreton Bay Colleges Foundation.
Cheryl provides a voice for women in small business as a representative to the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Small Business Roundtable, and the Queensland Government’s Industry Skills Advisor Small Business Industry Reference Group. She is also the Australian representative for WEConnect International, a global organisation driving more money into the hands of women in business.
As a mother of two sons, Cheryl knows what it takes to balance work and family life. She is a passionate lifelong learner, speaker and advocate for gender equality.
About Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron:
Located on the waterfront of Brisbane’s eastern Bayside suburb Manly, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is home to one of this State’s oldest and most prestigious sailing and cruising clubs. Formed in 1885, the Squadron has a long history of supporting and encouraging sailing as a sport that continues today.
About Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce:
2023 is shaping up to be another exciting year with the Chamber working on key Manly Harbour Village Precinct and greater area events to build on and leverage an already successful program of a destination – Eat | Shop | Play | Stay, collaborating with our business and school community. Creating memorable experiences and discover hidden secrets in this beautiful Queensland tourism destination. There's so many places to eat and drink at Manly Harbour Village, and cute shops to discover, but it's also the place to find sailing and cruising adventures, gorgeous seaside parks and fabulous waterfront walks. Consider joining as a member today – via our three types of membership.
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