PLEDGE for Parity was the theme of International Women’s Day 2016, marked at morning teas and network events across the Archdiocese of Brisbane on March 8.
The Archdiocese has a Workplace Gender Equality Focus Group which gives voices to identified women’s issues and reports annually on progressing meaningful change.
About 85 per cent of the archdiocesan workforce are women.
Human resources director Diane Lally said International Women’s Day offered a chance to reflect on how much women had achieved.
Ms Lally rated “unconditional love that women give, expecting nothing in return” as one the greatest assets of women.
“I have always found being a woman an advantage in life, as in the workforce,” Ms Lally said.
The archdiocese held a morning tea celebrating International Women’s Day in the Hanly Room of the Francis Rush Centre.
In a video presentation, vicar general Monsignor Peter Meneely thanked women employees for the work they do every day in the archdiocese.