Bridge Housing held a #IWD2021 morning tea today to hear from inspiring women about their journeys towards creating gender equality and opportunities for women.

Marketing Manager Harriet Gray spoke about the work of Taboo, a new social enterprise committed to addressing period poverty in Australia and globally.

Taboo is seeking to address the lack of access to safe, affordable menstrual products for many young women in the developing world, who often drop out of school when their periods start. In Australia, young women, those from Indigenous communities and women who are homeless are also vulnerable. Learn more about Taboo.

Bridge Housing director Jill Hannaford told her personal and career story. Jill leads the Technical Communities of Practice at global professional services firm GHD, where she has worked for the past 25 years. Jill is also responsible for GHD’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

She said she was particularly proud of her contribution to GHD’s design of public infrastructure that meets the needs of diverse communities, including for women.

Staff also made pledges of support for International Women’s Day and what it means to them and ate delicious #IWD2021 themed cupcakes.