A remarkable International Women’s Day 2024

International Women's Day 2024

The flowery-vibrant mixture of pink and purple set the tone for Co.As.It. Community Services’ remarkable celebration of International Women’s Day 2024.

Kim Skubris once again animated the audience in a crowded and charmingly decorated Plaza Terrace Room at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 2nd March.

The IWD light signs and flower walls were popular and demanded stops for guests wanting to capture memories of the day.

In five hours of celebration, networking, and friendship, guests enjoyed a two-course lunch, Prosecco, and a fashion parade curated by Laura Churchill (Brisbane Fashion Month). Models showcased the fabulous outfits from well-regarded brands Orange Sherbet, Anannasa, Sacha Drake, Styling You The Label, and The Wardrobe—Formal Hire.

Co.As.It.’s International Women’s Day has always been a stage of notable and distinguished female presences and their powerful speeches.

Minister for State Development and Infrastructure, Minister for Industrial Relations, and Minister for Racing, Hon. Grace Grace, addressed women’s vital role in the family and society, especially in politics. Lady Mayoress Nina Schrinner emphasised the inclusive aspect of the female Brisbane community. At the same time, the Italian Consul for Queensland and the Northern Territories, Luna Angelini Marinucci, claimed an unbiased and equal world in a touching speech. The president of Com.It.Es Queensland & Northern Territory, Rosie Vecchio, was another illustrious guest at this year’s event.

Guests’ kind-heartedness outpoured with raffle tickets selling quickly, with proceeds going towards Co.As.It.’s Mind Wellness Program which provides support counselling and dementia support services to the members of the community.

Over 30 prizes were drawn, with one lucky guest being the winner of the major prize, a travel voucher for a trip to Italy valued at $2,500.