Women’s group welcomes senior naval officer

Published on LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Location(s): Rockingham, WA

Topic(s): International Women's Day

HMAS Stirling Commanding Officer, Captain Angela Bond, with Soroptimist International members at a recent event to celebrate International Women’s Day. (photo: Unknown)
HMAS Stirling Commanding Officer, Captain Angela Bond, with Soroptimist International members at a recent event to celebrate International Women’s Day.

HMAS Stirling Commanding Officer, Captain Angela Bond was recently invited to be guest speaker at a meeting of Soroptimist International in Rockingham, to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls.

At the meeting, Captain Bond was asked to talk about her naval career and how she saw the role of women in the Australian Defence Force.

“I essentially spoke about my life in the Navy and how it fitted in with my life as a daughter, wife and mother,” she said.

“During my time in the Navy there have been plenty of changes, and the group was interested to hear how that affected me and other women in uniform.”

Captain Bond also took questions from the floor, most of which were based on her extensive naval career.

Soroptimist International has more than 80,000 members in 127 countries around the globe.

The group works at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls.