SCOOP Property celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, hosting a morning tea for clients, local business owners and women working in the community at its Fremantle office.
The agency has celebrated International Women’s Day for several years and managing director Diane Da Luz said the event was important in recognising the efforts of women from all walks of life regardless of race, culture, age, work and status and was an opportunity for guests to “simply be and enjoy and take a break from life and work commitments”.
“It is a great way to bring people together and offer support to one another despite all the challenges that many are facing in one way or another,” Mrs Da Luz said.
“This year’s theme of ‘Better the balance, better the world’ is a perfect reflection of how women today balance families, illness, work, caring, mental health and much more.
“It is so important that all women are aware of this, not only in themselves but in others, and offer support to one another.
“Most importantly, balancing gender in work environments is important in building a strong culture in society.”
Special guest City of Fremantle deputy mayor Ingrid Waltham spoke about the challenges she faced being female, having a young family, and the lack of gender balance when she entered local government, the need to improve this balance, secure women’s rights and build more equitable societies.