Not-for-profit organisation, She Story, will hold a breakfast on International Women’s Day at the Entertainment Grounds to launch its new grant program, She Starts, aimed at empowering female youth by offering financial aid.
Vice President of She Story, Dallas Youles, said a portion of the tickets sales for the event on March 8 would contribute to the program’s funding.
“She Starts is open to young women aged between 13 and 21,” Youles said.
“We want to help them discover and explore their passions, whatever they may be, by providing them with the financial support to do so.
“We also wanted to ensure that attendees of our International Women’s Day events could feel proud that a portion of their ticket cost was donated to the program and collectively, we can make a difference to a young woman’s life.
“The She Story Committee feel that it’s incredibly important to support young women, and we wanted to come up with a program to help them feel empowered to follow their dreams.”
The breakfast will include speeches from: Criminal barrister and former Survivor Australia contestant, Sharn Coombes; Emotional intelligence and wellbeing coach, Ami Rankin; and 14-year-old musician, Emma Rogers, among others.
Youles said applications for the She Starts program would be open from March 5.
“With the generous support of The Agency, a local real estate firm, we have been able to kick start the funding for the program, and we can’t wait for it to launch this International Women’s Day,” she said.
Tickets for the event are $80, and applications for She Starts can be found on shestory.com.au.