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GOPIO Gold Coast marks Women’s Day

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Women from the Gold Coast Indian community gathered together at a grand high tea to mark International Women’s Day this month. Organised by the local chapter of the Gold Coast, the event was held at Pearls Bar, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort.

A thought-provoking panel discussion on the theme for Women’s Day, Balance for Better, was the highlight of the event. Guest of honour Dr. Sonu Nigam (Gold Coast University Hospital’s Medical Director Anatomical Pathology) shared the panel with Dr. Pooja Sanghi and Mrs. Vahini Panda, picked from the audience.

Seema Chauhan, GOPIO executive member and convenor of the event, quizzed them on their views on the balance in women’s social, political and economic lives. They gave their perspectives and told their own stories.

Audience also got an opportunity to share their insights and discussed how everyone can help to create that balance. Seema Chauhan told Indian Link, “Participants came from all walks of life – health professionals, entrepreneurs, young mums. I’m confident everyone was able to take much away from the event.”

Panellists (from right to left) Vahini Panda, Sonu Nigam, Pooja Sanghi and moderator Seema Chauhan

Prizes worth $1000 were given away. GOPIO Gold Coast has in recent months seen an upsurge in its activities and is hoping to provide a more valuable platform for members of the Indian community. Its last event, a joint celebration of India’s Republic Day and Australia Day on 26 Jan saw enthusiastic attendance. Next up, a business networking event in May at Seaworld Resort.

GOPIO Gold Coast also announced their next event, a business networking event to be held in May 2019 at Seaworld Resort.