Athletics two time world champion Jana Pittman will be the keynote speaker at Camden Council’s International Women’s Day gala this year.
Pittman, the first woman to represent Australia in both a Summer and Winter Olympic Games, and a four time Commonwealth champion, will talk about her journey of peaks and troughs that helped shape her career.
The event will take place at Gledswood Homestead and Winery on Thursday, March 7.
As well as Jana Pittman it will feature a mayoral address, presentation of the Camden Woman of the Year award and networking opportunities.
The 2024 gala will raise funds for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.
Mayor of Camden, Cr Ashleigh Cagney, pictured above with Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard president, Val Stewart, said she was looking forward to seeing everyone come together to celebrate International Women’s Day.
“Women play such important and powerful roles in life, both at home and professionally. It’s terrific to be able to have this annual event here in the Camden area to honour and celebrate these women in our community,” she said.
“I’m incredibly proud to be able to work with five female councillors. In addition to these powerful women, three of our council directors are women as well.
“I’m privileged that, together, we get to help create a world where difference is valued and celebrated and forge women’s equality.
“It will be a fantastic night with ticket proceeds going to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, so I encourage everyone to get their ticket before they sell out.”
Tickets are $110 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10. Ticket includes a two-course meal, drinks package and gift. For more information, and to book your tickets, visit www.camden.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/annual-signature-events/international-womens-day-gala.