Topic: International Women's Day
Jenny Daetz joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1986, shortly after the decision was made to let women to serve at sea.
International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8th March, is the global day recognising the economic, political and social achievements of women. For women in the Navy who make up approximately 21% of the full-time RAN workforce, it is not just another day at sea or ashore but also a day to take pride in their duties and reflect on their role in Navy.
International Women's Day at sea onboard HMAS Success was business as usual with key positions held by female officers and sailors during replenishment activities.
Each year on 8 March, Navy joins with institutions and organisations around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day, recognising the achievements and vital role women deliver in the workforce.
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.
Living Navy Values is a clear and consistent message in HMAS Success, and it was in that spirit that the ship’s company gathered for a special morning tea to celebrate International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day was celebrated last Friday at Hobart’s Anglesea Barracks with a barbecue organised by Navy Headquarters Tasmania.
Captain Jennifer Wittwer, originally from Sydney, has marked her 33rd anniversary since joining the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service with a presentation at Monash University this week, in the lead up to International Women’s Day on Saturday.
“An absolute hoot” is how Regional Navy Community Engagement Program Coordinator, Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington described the Shoalhaven Women’s Wellness Expo on 15 March.