International Women's Day
As part of its annual celebrations, the Barangaroo South project hosted anchor tenants from International Towers Sydney, as well as Lend Lease staff, to celebrate with a morning tea.
12 March 2014 - The event included guest speaker, the NSW Minister for Women, the Hon. Pru Goward, who discussed the importance of creating greater opportunities for women in employment, particularly in non-traditional trades. The morning also included a dramatic reading from Mrs Warren’s Profession by acclaimed actress Helen Thomson from Sydney Theatre Company.
A highlight of the day was the naming of this year’s Barangaroo South International Women’s Day Awards. This year the awards were given to Lend Lease’s Alisa Hitchcock (Young Inspiration Female of the Year) and Anita Mitchell (Outstanding Female of the Year).
Alisa was selected for her outstanding interpersonal skills, strong work ethic and team focused leadership skills as well as her relentless pursuit of genuine community engagement.
Anita was selected for her immense leadership and tenacity in her work at Barangaroo South developing sustainability strategies, collaborating with a multitude of stakeholders and implementing innovative projects throughout the planning and construction phase of the project that will ensure Barangaroo South leaves a lasting legacy.
The winners of the awards received $1000 each to donate to a charity of their choice and selected the Cancer Council of NSW and UN Women.
Managing Director of Barangaroo South, Andrew Wilson, said the event was an opportunity to recognise the significant contribution women made socially, politically and economically and to champion opportunities for progression and development.
“It’s events like today which help to celebrate the achievements of women as well as showcase the transformative power of urban regeneration and the women who are part of its creation,” Andrew said.
For further information about the event, please contact the Barangaroo South Community Development Team on 1300 039 733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org