Guest speaker at the International Women’s Day breakfast on Monday will be Judy Lewis, general manager of The Daily Examiner.
Guest speaker at the International Women’s Day breakfast on Monday will be Judy Lewis, general manager of The Daily Examiner.

Make your own breakfast, men

ALL Clarence Valley women are invited to gather and share their stories over a tasty buffet breakfast in Grafton on Monday in celebration of International Women’s Day.

The breakfast will be hosted by Clarence Valley Women Inc, an organisation committed to developing and promoting roles, opportunities, choices and sustainable outcomes for all women in the Clarence Valley.

Organiser Vicki St Lawrence is keeping very busy finalising the details and is confident it will be a success.

“We’ve hosted the breakfast since 2004 and hope we have a format that suits women on their way to work as well as others with a bit more time to stay and talk,” she said.

This year’s guest speaker will be general manager of The Daily Examiner, Judy Lewis.

Ms Lewis said that she was quite excited to be asked to speak at the event.

“I understand many of the challenges of managing and operating a business in a regional area, especially with the pressures of the current financial climate, as well as the general responsibilities of being a managing director,” she said.

Ms Lewis relocated to the Clarence from the Coffs Coast two years ago, and with almost 20 years’ experience in the media industry she has spent much of that time dealing with the day to day concerns of a busy, independent weekly community newspaper, and more recently as general manager of an even busier daily paper.

She plans to talk about the challenges of her job and her achievements, as well as her views on opportunities for Clarence Valley women to excel in their fields of endeavour.

International Women’s Day is recognised internationally and acknowledges the long history of women throughout the world working for change and for greater choices for women.

The breakfast will be held at Victoria’s Restaurant, Quality Inn, corner Fitzroy and Villiers streets, Grafton, from 7am to 9am.

Cost is $15.50 (or $10 concession), including a buffet breakfast.

If you would like to join in, confirmations must be received by tomorrow. RSVP to victoria@stlawrenceconsulting.com.au or phone Vicki on 6644 8450.



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