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Women in Lifesaving

Women make up nearly 50% of membership within SLSQ but are underrepresented in leadership, governance and operational roles.

Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is committed to accelerating activity towards Gender Equity and providing opportunities for more women to take on leadership roles in life saving and to encourage male allies to advocate and support women in our organisation.

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Women in Lifesaving Roadshow

Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is committed to accelerating activity towards Gender Equity and providing opportunities for more women to take on leadership roles, to encourage male allies to advocate and support women in our organisation. To achieve this, join us for female focused leadership and resilience sessions with Bonnie Hancock as she retraces her journey along the coast.

OVERVIEW OF THE ROADSHOW

Join SLSQ and Bonnie Hancock on a transformative journey as we take a groundbreaking roadshow across the state, igniting conversations and actions for gender equity. Through engaging presentations and thought-provoking discussions, the event will focus on workshops led by Bonnie Hancock, a book signing opportunity as she speaks about her new book 'The Girl who Touched the Stars' and SLSQ's upcoming commitment to gender equity and providing more opportunities.

Practical Workshops (being held in North Barrier, North QLD and WBC)

  • Females aged 14 – 17 years only

Presentation Session and Book Signing Opportunity (all regions)

  • Females aged 14-17 years only female.
  • Parents are welcome to attend.
  • Open to women and male allies in current leadership positions at branch and club level.

The Women In Lifesaving Roadshow is not just an event—it's a catalyst for change, inspiring us to be resilient and unite in the pursuit of a more equitable lifesaving community.

RSVP by Tuesday 11 June. Free Event.

Locations & Dates

North Queensland Branch - 19 June Practical (4.30pm- 5.30pm) . Location: Palm Cove Beach. 20 June Presentation (6.00pm -7.30 pm) . Location: NQ Branch Office 26 Leisure Park Road Smithfield Cairns.

North Barrier Branch - 21 June Practical(4.30pm - 5.30pm) & Presentation (6:00pm - 7.30pm) . Location: Picnic Bay SLSC

Wide Bay Cap Branch - 23 June Practical (9.00am - 10.00am) & Presentation (10.30am - 12.00pm). Location: Tannum Sands SLSC

Sunshine Coast Branch - 26 June Presentation (6.00pm -7.30pm). Location: Alexandra SLSC.

South Coast and Point Danger Branch - 27 June Presentation (6.00pm - 7.30pm). Location: Broadbeach SLSC.

 

For more details about who can register for this event, and what it involves, click the button below.

Women in Lifesaving Network

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The Women in Lifesaving Network is a collective of women and male allies who aim to pursue development opportunities, take part in events, provide feedback and help us shape the future of surf lifesaving in Queensland.

Why Join?

  • Hear about the latest news and updates
  • Access to events and development opportunities
  • Opportunity to provide feedback on initiatives
  • Be a part of a network that supports in accelerating progress towards gender equality.