Age UK Barnet celebrates International Women's Day
Published on 12 March 2018 01:19 PM
Our International Women’s Day event was a huge success last week – over 60 people attended, enjoying a day of inspiring women speakers, dance and music from around the world plus a wonderful international lunch.
‘The Bollywood dancing went down a storm,’ says Age UK Barnet’s Helen Newman. ‘We also enjoyed ballroom dancing, a good old sing-along, plus an amazing piano recital from Japanese pianist Taeko.’
We were lucky to be joined by inspirational women from Barnet who shared their experiences and what they are doing to improve the lives of women in Barnet.
Magda Halota enlightened us about Polish traditions – in fact, women’s day is a national holiday in Poland and is a celebration of women’s efforts and achievements.
Councillor Alison Moore spoke about what the Labour party has done for women and her colleague Cllr. Zakia Zubairi shared her experiences of living in Pakistan and female oppression. Councillor Anne Hutton talked about a new mentoring scheme to provide skills and knowledge to women in Barnet who may need help to move on to the next level in their lives.