The International Women’s Day is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. 'Food For Though Network' 2018 Dinner Gala for IWD includes a presentation from keynote speaker, Nova Peris who promises to be an engaging and intriguing speaker, truly representative of an inclusive future.
Nova Peris OAM was Australia’s first indigenous woman elected to Federal Parliament and the first Aboriginal Australian and Northern Territorian to win an Olympic gold medal. She is one of a very few athletes who has represented their country in two different sports; hockey and athletics, at Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
MC for the evening is Jo Pearson, one of Australia's leading media identities. She has worked as a senior prime-time television newsreader, journalist, producer and reporter for nearly twenty years in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and the United States.
Opera singer Christiana Aloneftis, is 2018 FFTN sponsoree
The Network supports women where adversity may stand in the way of achieving their potential. The sponsoree for 2018 is 26year old, Manningham resident, Christiana Aloneftis, opera singer and professional polyglot. “Christiana Aloneftis epitomises Food for Thought Network’s values of strength, motivation, resilience, inspiration and optimism. Christiana grew up in a difficult home environment with a chronically -ill and disabled parent who also struggled with addiction.
Her parents’ marriage ended, later, in divorce and the challenges associated, created obstacles she was obliged to overcome in order to be successful. Despite this, her parents did their best to instil the importance of diligence and responsibility, encouraging her to use her gifts to create a better future for herself. Overcoming adversity and disadvantage, early on, our young sponsoree made a commitment to be true to her authentic self and to her unique life path.” said Food for Thought Network President Varvara Ioannou
A few words for FFTN
'Food for Thought Network' raises awareness about the barriers and enablers to women's Development. It assists women to realize their full potential by providing development and networking opportunities. FFTN believes that miracles happen and everyone benefits when women come together and share their collective experiences and networks. It also believes that men play a vital role in helping women to realize their full potential as supportive fathers, partners, colleagues, managers, friends.