Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Women Kick Up a Storm for the Future

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Women Kick Up a Storm for the Future

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Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter

A ROOM full of women a more than 220 of them a can become quite noisy.

But with quality keynote speakers they were soon quiet as they settled in to the Ballina Chamber of Commerce's International Women's Day lunch at the Ballina RSL Club yesterday.

Ballina Shire councillor Sharon Cadwallader welcomed everyone to the event and said IWD was a time to celebrate the afreedom to choose the sorts of lives that we wanta.

aThe lives we want not just for ourselves, but for our children and our grandchildren and all of the women who come after us,a she said.

aWe need to continually encourage each other.

aSo much needs to be celebrated this International Women's Day.a

The first keynote speaker was Rassanikone (Nikone) Nanong, who runs Nikone Handicrafts in Laos.

She was flown to the region by the UN's Women Australia committee to talk about her social enterprise business, which now employs 50 weavers, dyers, office staff and showroom assistants on site and 70 weavers in the villages. …

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