Toowoomba Region joins in celebrating Queensland Women's Week

International Womens Day

Toowoomba Regional Libraries hosted this year’s Queensland Women’s Week 2018 celebrations on Thursday 8th March, with the theme ‘Celebrate wellbeing. Everybody wins.’

The Women’s Week celebrations recognised and celebrated the achievements of Queensland’s women and girls.

Planning and Development portfolio leader Councillor Anne Glasheen, who attended Toowoomba Library’s celebrations, said the events inspired women to improve their health and wellbeing.

“Toowoomba Region Libraries was successful in obtaining a Queensland Women’s Week grant to deliver events, projects or activities during Queensland Women's Week,” Cr Glasheen said.

“The aim of this year’s celebrations was to raise awareness in the community that improving women’s wellbeing has benefits for families, children and the wider community.

“Everyone has a role to play in creating a Queensland community that respects women, embraces gender equality, and promotes and protects the rights, interests and wellbeing of women and girls.”

Toowoomba Regional Council hosted three events on Thursday, which was International Women’s Day.

“International Women’s Day at Oakey Library included guest presenters with a focus on health and wellbeing,” Cr Glasheen said.

“International Women’s Day at the Toowoomba Civic Square was held for Council staff and members of the community, and allowed attendants to participate in a range of free fitness activities to discover the importance of health and wellbeing to their lives.

“There was also a celebration at Bunnings, Toowoomba North, which hosted activities especially suitable for Mums and Grandmas of under-five year olds in our region.”

TRC Water and Waste Committee Chair Councillor Nancy Sommerfield said it was significant to join with sisters to celebrate this day. 

“We have come such a long way from a past journey which should be considered discriminatory in the true sense of the word,” Cr Sommerfield said.

“Looking to the future we need to continue to break down the barriers of the boys’ club culture and make a conscious effort to reveal the unconscious bias women live with every day.”

For more information regarding Queensland Women’s Week events in the Toowoomba Region, visit

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