SOLD OUT! International Womens Day 2023 | #EmbraceEquity

Wed 8 March 2023, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Butterfly Red Hill




We’ve got a fantastic lineup for our event day with lots of opportunities to mingle with everyone so we will be starting promptly at 12 pm

Please allow time for parking and arrival.

You may want to park on Arthurs Seat Road, just be careful with the traffic on the road as you walk.

This is a mainly standing event, so flats or block heels are best.

And it can be chilly at this time of year, so bring something warm to wear.

This year will be bigger and better and even more of all of the wonderful things of our previous event.

Spend IWD with like-minded, passionate and extraordinary Mornington Peninsula women and men, speaking, sharing and creating change.

This International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2023 – we are gathering again at Butterfly Red Hill for an event of food, drink and inspiration. Enjoy music by local musicians, nibbles and more, sips by local wineries, breweries and cocktail makers! Treats, friends, wisdom and inspiration.

IWD asks us this year to embrace equity.

As a society, we have the opportunity to challenge gender stereotypes, announce discrimination, call out bias, and strive to be more inclusive.

We can all embrace equity by embracing collective activism. It is this collective activism that drives change and leads to a broader movement. We believe that it is important not only for women to fight the good fight alone, but also for allies to support and keep women on their path of progress on a number of levels, such as social, economic, cultural, and political. This is our most critical work. Join us. Businesses can support our event by donating to our silent auction, remembering we are raising important funds for local charities. 

Proceeds will go to a number of fantastic local charities that empower and support women most in need. These include Women’s Spirit Project & Clothes 4U (Rosebud). Both of these organisations fill a need for women in our local community. Learn more about the beautiful work that they’re doing but clicking through the links above. 

Take a couple hours out of your day to CHANGE THE WORLD.

Lock in your IWD tickets now to save your spot!



Acknowledgement of Country

we’re excited to announce

Skyla Lauch

Skyla is a 23 year old Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung-Bundjalung women, who was born and raised on Boonwurrung/ Bunurong land.


A little about Skyla….

From as early as Skyla can remember, culture has been a very large part of her life. Being the daughter of Lionel Lauch, Skyla’s childhood consisted of weekly trips out bush learning of how her ancestors one lived off the land, making artwork with her father, attending cultural workshops and being part of the original Baluk Arts dance group. Skyla’s love for her culture has now led to her becoming a full time educator for Living Culture.


All her life, Skyla has also been a very talented and passionate sportswoman who went on to become a national level sprinter- leading to her becoming a 3x NAIDOC Sports person of the year and 2x NAIDOC Youth of the year, with her first NAIDOC award being when she was just 9 years old. Skyla’s love for sport drove her to complete a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University.

Since the completion of her degree, Skyla has made the decision to instead follow the path of cultural education and is now a full-time member of Living Culture. Though still very passionate about sports and exercise science, Skyla believes that her culture is her calling.

Another passion of Skyla’s is the modelling and fashion world. She has been an agency signed model since the age of 12 and since has participated in 3 Melbourne Fashion Festival runway shows, hundreds of photo shoots, editorial campaigns, national advertisements and even placed top 3 in the Miss Galaxy Australia 2022 National Finals. It is through her modelling work that Skyla hopes to inspire other young Indigenous women to become whatever they want to be and to follow their dreams because anything is possible.


Master of Ceremonies

we’re excited to announce

Sarah Race

will be our MC


A little about Sarah …

I’m a Councillor for the Mornington Peninsula Shire. I lead an organisation that has recently committed to empowering our Community’s vision and I couldn’t be prouder. This is the preamble to the vision
Welcome (Wominjeka) to the Mornington Peninsula, bound by green spaces and sea. We honour and pay respects to the Traditional Owners of this beautiful land – the Bunurong people. We also pay our deepest respects to their Ancestors and Elders. We are inspired to protect and enhance our distinct region that values its diverse community, environments and townships. Our community spirit thrives, with safe, accessible and inclusive spaces for all. Together we continue to create a sustainable, vibrant and prosperous future that values innovation and shared compassion.



we’re excited to announce

Jane McCann

The Middle Aged Goddess


A little about Jane …

Jane is all about acknowledging the beauty and gift of ageing. After sharing her thoughts on menopause, mid life and ageing on Instagram, she’s become an accidental social media sensation who now partners with brands who embrace her ethos around growing older. With her infectious personality and joy of life, Jane inspires us to celebrate what it really means to be yourself – from life to love, fashion to beauty and everything in-between! LEARN MORE

we’re excited to announce

Kayla Cartledge

Kayla is a Proud Gurindji woman, born on Larrakia land and residing on Bunurong land of the Kulin Nation.


A little about Kayla …

Passionate about self determination, Kayla believes that First Nations business is the key to breaking down wage barriers, economic empowerment, sustainable purchasing and reconciliation.

After many years working to create safe working and learning environments for mob, Kayla founded her own business, Our Songlines which has since branched into Our Dilly Bag and the community cultural day, Our Survival Day. Kayla’s ambition is to create a safe place for people to tell their stories, ask questions and support First Nations businesses. Motivated to show Australia what First Nation’s Culture really is she offers mindful activities that encourage cultural learnings in safe, creative ways.

Always being true to her identity, Kayla connects to her ancestral knowledge and provides activities based on existing knowledge, age, gender and interests. Kayla is also the SENVIC local lead for the Mornington Peninsula region, fostering a community of Aboriginal social enterprises and is one of the founders of the Mornington Peninsula Aboriginal Business Hub. LEARN MORE

we’re excited to announce Speaker/Panelist

Berry Liberman

Creative director, impact investor, businesswoman, and storyteller.
Co-Founder of @smallgiants and @dumbofeather.


A little about Berry …

Berry Liberman is a pioneering impact investor, businesswoman, philanthropist, storyteller and filmmaker. As co-founder of Australia’s first B-Corporation, the Small Giants Family Office, Berry and her husband Danny Almagor create and support media, investment, and education initiatives with the purpose of moving towards a Next Economy model: supporting human flourishing within our collective natural limits. Berry is the editor in chief and publisher of Dumbo Feather and is also creative director of Small Giants Academy, an educational initiative providing courses in progressive business, investing, and leadership.



we’re excited to announce

Heidi Luckhurst

Feelings of Folk, Rock & Country


A little about Heidi …

Australian singer/songwriter HAZEL has enjoyed 22 years of writing poetry and 10 years writing songs. HAZEL has inherited success with her heart felt melodies and ‘straight out the horse mouth’ lyrics, drawing many humble and down to earth lovers of music and story. Every song has its haunting notes, honest lyrics and melisma bringing an enormous amount of energy and charisma to the stage. READ MORE

Price: $79 non-member | $59 members | Early Bird $69 (until allocation exhausted)

Bring your Crew | Group Tickets $63 (5+ tickets purchased)

(member discount code in our member facebook group)

Prices include unlimited drinks – wine, beer & cocktails, food, live music and nationally recognised, groundbreaking speakers.

All ticket sales are final, your ticket can be transferred or donated but unfortunately refunds are not available.

book your ticket


Date/Time: Wed., 8 March 2023, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Butterfly Red Hill- Farm House & Gallery 138 Arthurs Seat Road Red Hill, VIC 3937

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