IWD 2020 Business Breakfast
Recruitment Edge is delighted to be hosting a very special International Women’s Day 2020 fundraising breakfast featuring the inspiring Rosie Batty AO to support Bayside Women’s Shelter – a local refuge that offers a place of safety, respite and healing for victims of domestic violence.
Rosie became an outspoken and dynamic crusader against domestic violence after her son was killed by his father in a violent incident in February 2014, a horrendous event that shocked not only the nation, but the world.
Rosie was named Australian of the Year in January 2015 and since then, she has made the most of her position of influence, campaigning and advocating for necessary systemic and attitudinal change, to address the family violence epidemic.
Join us at what promises to be a thought provoking morning and help make a difference to the lives of those impacted by domestic violence as they plan a way forward and connect to support services to assist them on their journey of recovery.
We look forward to welcoming you on the day
Help us to help others.
Tania Kapell & The Recruitment Edge Team
About the Presenter:
Rosie Batty AO
Rosie Batty is a formidable family violence campaigner who has given a voice to many thousands of victims of domestic violence who previously remained unheard. She was the 2015 Australian of the Year and has been awarded the Pride of Australia’s National Courage Medal for her extraordinary efforts to stop domestic violence which were inspired by her own devastating personal tragedy.
In February 2014, Rosie’s 11-year-old son Luke was murdered by his father after cricket practice at a Melbourne cricket ground. At the time, Greg Anderson was subject to two intervention orders. He was shot dead by police. Just 24 hours later, Rosie both shocked and inspired Australians by speaking out amid her grief to confront a widespread problem.
Since that event, Rosie has become an outspoken crusader against domestic violence, winning hearts and minds all over Australia with her compassion, courage, grace and forgiveness. In the wake of the tragedy, Rosie’s advocacy work has forced an unprecedented national focus on family violence, with the Victorian Labor government establishing Australia’s first royal commission into family violence, and committing a further $30 million over four years to protect women and children at high risk of family violence. The then Victorian Police Commissioner Ken Lay called it ‘the Rosie Batty factor’.
In January 2015, Rosie was named Australian of the Year.
An articulate and powerful speaker, Rosie Batty’s extraordinary story is one of resilience and courage. Her incredible strength and selfless efforts are an inspiration to all.
Event enquiries / Make a donation:
Tania Kapell - 0418 652 234 [email protected]