Topic: International Women's Day

Definitely ‘More Powerful Together’ says Navy’s first female ship CO

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Jenny Daetz during her time as Commanding Officer of HMAS Shepparton (then a Lieutenant). (photo: )

Jenny Daetz during her time as Commanding Officer of HMAS Shepparton (then a Lieutenant).

Jenny Daetz joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1986, shortly after the decision was made to let women to serve at sea.

Women are team players in the Navy's future

Published on by CPOB Tony Martin (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brittany Abel on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brittany Abel on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

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.

 

Ship values successful women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Vaoafi Hart (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABBM Isaac Ingui (photographer)

HMAS Success sails south towards Busselton, Western Australia, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Success sails south towards Busselton, Western Australia, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.

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.

Navy female participation rate continues to climb

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author)

A member of Australia's Federation Guards salutes as the 'Last Post' is sounded during the 116th birthday memorial service held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

A member of Australia's Federation Guards salutes as the 'Last Post' is sounded during the 116th birthday memorial service held in Canberra.

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.

Women’s group welcomes senior naval officer

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

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.

Success acknowledges International Women’s Day

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author and photographer)

International Women's Day morning tea on HMAS Success. Front, from left: Leading Seaman (LS) Lantry, Able Seaman (AB) Knight and AB Hart
Rear, from left: LS Mullaney, AB Smith, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Winston and CPO Holmes.
 (photo: LEUT Vishal Bhakoo)

International Women's Day morning tea on HMAS Success. Front, from left: Leading Seaman (LS) Lantry, Able Seaman (AB) Knight and AB Hart Rear, from left: LS Mullaney, AB Smith, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Winston and CPO Holmes.

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 prompts reflection at NHQ Tasmania

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), LS Brooke Oram (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Jamie Schmith looks after barbecue quality control with Leading Seaman Jen Langley and Leading Seaman Andrew Harvey. (photo: LS Brooke Oram)

Chief Petty Officer Jamie Schmith looks after barbecue quality control with Leading Seaman Jen Langley and Leading Seaman Andrew Harvey.

International Women’s Day was celebrated last Friday at Hobart’s Anglesea Barracks with a barbecue organised by Navy Headquarters Tasmania.

Naval Officer leads the way for women, peace and security in Afghanistan

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

To mark International Women's Day 2013, Captain Jennifer Wittwer - ADF Director National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security, was recognised as a Defence Woman of Influence. Captain Wittwer, along with several other women from the Navy, Army, Air Force and Australian Public Service were recognised for their achievements and the significant contributions they have made to the ADF. The women featured in a Defence Women of Influence Display in the foyer of Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

To mark International Women's Day 2013, Captain Jennifer Wittwer - ADF Director National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security, was recognised as a Defence Woman of Influence. Captain Wittwer, along with several other women from the Navy, Army, Air Force and Australian Public Service were recognised for their achievements and the significant contributions they have made to the ADF. The women featured in a Defence Women of Influence Display in the foyer of Russell Offices, Canberra.

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.

Shoalhaven women test their wings on flight emulators

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Ms Ann Sudmalis MP, local Member of Parliament for the Federal Seat of Gilmore, seated at one of the Navy Flight Emulators at the Shoalhaven Women's Wellness Expo, with Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington of the HMAS Albatross Navy Community Engagement Program. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Ms Ann Sudmalis MP, local Member of Parliament for the Federal Seat of Gilmore, seated at one of the Navy Flight Emulators at the Shoalhaven Women's Wellness Expo, with Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington of the HMAS Albatross Navy Community Engagement Program.

“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.