Australian High Commission
Solomon Islands

Australia hosts Women’s Leadership Seminar on Elections and Sports.

6 July

Australia hosts Women’s Leadership Seminar on Elections and Sports.

A Women’s Leadership Seminar on Sports and Elections hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, New South Wales Branch and the Australian High Commission and will be held on Monday 10 July in Honiara at the Heritage Park Hotel. Photos and interviews of the group will be available from 2:15 – 2:45pm. 

Titled ‘Women’s Leadership and Empowering Girls through Sport’, the seminar will be held at the Heritage Park Hotel and will be attended by women leaders from various government and private organisations and sports associations in Honiara.

Presenters at the seminar include Jenny Aitchison MP, Shadow Minister for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and Shadow Minister for Small Business; Kate Washington MP, Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Shadow Minister for the Hunter; the Hon. Lynda Voltz, Shadow Minister for Sport and Shadow Minister for Veteran’s Affairs; Linda Kelly, Nursing Education and Training Developer and Former Deputy Mayor and Councillor, Leichhardt Council; and Pate Cooper, Netball NSW Head Coach and school principal of Colyton Public School in NSW.

Topics that will be covered during the seminar include: empowering women and girls through sport, breaking the glass ceiling, using local knowledge to influence government policy and how to run a campaign.