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Marion Business Hub celebrates International Women’s Day

Wednesday 01 Mar 2023
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The City of Marion is bringing together the local business community next week for a networking evening to mark International Women’s Day and “embrace equity”.

The March 6 event is being hosted by the Marion Business Hub from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre. Registrations close Friday, March 3.

A panel of speakers including Rebecca Paris from the Australian Native Food Co and Marielba Bortone from Sparkling Productions will be sharing stories about their careers and leadership experiences.

Deputy Mayor Raelene Telfer and the City of Marion’s Citizen of the Year for 2022, Pauline Glover, will also talk about their volunteer work within the Marion community.

International Women's Day is officially on March 8 and is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme is ‘#embraceequity’ and the call to understand the difference between equity and equality.

The Marion Business Hub is organising its March 6 International Women’s Day event to bring together residents and business representatives from across the Council.

Tickets for the evening of networking, food and drinks cost $10. Please RSVP with Eventbrite by Friday, 3 March 2023.

Guest Speakers

  • City of Marion Deputy Mayor Raelene Telfer is committed to the residents in the Warriparinga Ward. Raelene is proud of her work with sports clubs, the neighbourhood centre and Council to build the Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre. As council liaison, Raelene enjoys supporting the South Adelaide Basketball Club, Dover Dog Club, Cosgrove Hall, the RSL and Bowling Club. Raelene brings to Council strong experience in financial, environmental and urban planning to Council decisions.
  • Rebecca Paris is the Founder and Managing Director of Australian Native Food Co. Located at Westfield Marion, Australian Native Food Co, is committed to creating unique, flavoursome and nutritious foods using the finest of Australia's native ingredients. In 2022, Rebecca was awarded as the South Australian Telstra Best of Business Award Winner for the Building Communities category.
  • Marielba Bortone, from Sparking Production is a mumpreneur and marketing and advertising professional, focusing her energy to create and coordinate world-class events in her adopted home down under. Having developed a successful career in event management, Marielba moved to Adelaide in 2011 starting her business while volunteering for Radio Adelaide. She has partnered with organisations such as Marion City Council, Adelaide University, Rotary Club, Relationships Australia, and Adelaide Council’s “Splash Adelaide”.
  • Pauline Glover was the City of Marion’s Citizen of the Year for 2022. Pauline has been part of the leadership team and a zone councillor for VIEW clubs in the southern region. VIEW (Voices Interests Education of Women) is a volunteer group that partners with The Smith Family charity. For more than a decade Pauline has also been the coordinator of Rugs With Love. Pauline is also a Life Member of the Australian College of Midwives, honouring her 40 years of service to midwifery.

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