Maroondah City Council International Women's Day breakfast

Next date: Wednesday, 06 March 2024 | 07:15 AM to 09:00 AM

Shona Bass

Event details 

  • Date: Wednesday 6 March
  • Time: 7.15am to 9am
  • Venue: Karralyka Centre. Mines Road, Ringwood East 3134
  • Cost: $25 per person
  • Bookings close: Monday 26 February 2024

Guest Speaker - Dr Shona Bass

Shona has lived her life as a trailblazer, proudly wearing the mantle of an ‘Original Matilda” – as a player in the inaugural Australian Women’s Soccer Team and later a National Coach of the U/17 girls’ team. 

She brings a unique model of strategy, resilience, and stamina developed through experiences in breaking through a male dominated sport environment, her academic and corporate leadership and traversing through prejudices in relation to women in sport, leadership, and women in the workplace.

Among other roles Shona has been:

  • An academic - Professor and Head of School at Deakin University and international researcher.
  • A businesswoman – owning and running a successful national and international consultancy.
  • A leader – CEO and leadership consultant

Shona has advocated to forge a better world that values women’s inclusion through her past roles in the International Olympic Committee for Women and Sport, an inaugural member of Women Sport Australia, President and Board Member of Australian Exercise and Sport Science, and Sports Medicine Australia Fellow and Women in Sport Committee.  

Book online

  1. Book online via eServices.
  2. Under the Applications tab choose New Applications.

  3. Under Event bookings choose International Women's Day.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Next.
  5. Complete the application and process your payment.

Book online

Bookings close Monday 26 February 2024.

About International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) provides an important moment to showcase commitment to women's equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more. 

The theme for 2024 is Inspire Inclusion - when we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance and empowerment.

See other International Women's Day events.


  • Wednesday, 06 March 2024 | 07:15 AM - 09:00 AM


Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood East, 3135, View map

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