Women of Diversity Dinner 2018

July 10, 2018 by Community newsdesk
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The Women of Diversity Dinner is Sydney’s premier event for women from diverse backgrounds.

Lynda Ben-Menashe,  Manager, Community Relations and Policy, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies said: “The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies started it in 2016 as a way of bringing women together to celebrate their identities and to build a coalition that could advance issues of concern to all women. The organising committee has now grown to almost ten groups, and the most significant spinoff activity involving women from all of these groups is the “We Are All Sydney” community leadership program, now in its second year.”

Now in its third year, the Women of Diversity Dinner is a partnership of organisations including the Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW, Afghan Women on the Move, Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) – Port Jackson, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Muslim Women’s National Network, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, SAHELI, Settlement Services International, Uniting Church, and many other women.

Last year almost 400 women from across Sydney joined for an evening of shared conversation, a delicious vegetarian meal, dancing and performances; many new friendships were made. The Women of Diversity Dinner is open to women of all ages and backgrounds. It includes a vegetarian dinner, entertainment and fabulous lucky door prizes – the dress code is ‘festive’. At this year’s Dinner, singer Dahlia Dior will perform, there will be Bollywood dancing (danceoff anyone?), a DJ spinning popular tunes plus an Afghan fashion parade.

Maryam Zahid, Artist/Mentor & Director of Afghan Women on the Move commented : For many women in my community fun time is to have other family members over for big feast, which involves a lot of cooking, cleaning and more cleaning after everyone leaves in exchange of few words. I look at the Women of Diversity Dinner event as a platform where women not only have a time out for herself free from cooking and cleaning but to dress up and paint her nails and toes and have an opportunity to meet other women from other communities, in a relaxing environment to be able to  lend or receives a supporting ears and shoulder. Fun and cultural events not only gives us pleasure but also has long-term benefits and increase longevity.” I believe no matter where you are in life, inspire and empower the women around you. As the director of the Afghan Women on the Move, you find me somewhere between inspiring others while trying to heal my own wounds. I have learnt though life’s ups and down for what it’s worth it is never too late to be whatever you want to be. So never give up.”

Himalaya Emporium Function Centre, 258 South Terrace, Bankstown

28 Jul 2018, 6:30pm – 10pm

Tickets $50 + $25 students/pensioners


For more information and to purchase tickets phone: 93601600


One Response to “Women of Diversity Dinner 2018”
  1. Di Hirsh says:

    13 Marara Rd

    Fabulous initiative. We should organise this in Melbourne

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