Mount Druitt Hospital celebrates International Women’s Day with focus on financial empowerment

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Mount Druitt Hospital has hosted a celebration in honour of International Women’s Day.

The event brought together hospital staff, community members and esteemed guest speakers for an afternoon dedicated to recognising the achievements and contributions of women in healthcare and beyond.

“As strong independent females we become role models to young girls and other women who are looking to be inspired. We teach them that gender bias is a false concept created by society,” Director of Nursing & Midwifery Kelly Watso said.

The event featured a lineup of distinguished speakers, including Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) Finance Business Manager, Rooppreet Goraya, and Director of Nursing & Midwifery Executive Assistant, Shilpy Kaur.

Both speakers shared invaluable insights and perspectives on perseverance, domestic abuse, and the importance of financial independence, inspiring attendees to embrace their potential and drive positive change.

“Financial independence as a concept has changed from generations to generation. Nobody talked about financial goals. Nobody said you need to have financial goals,” Rooppreet said.

International Women’s Day at Mount Druitt Hospital was a resounding success, reaffirming the hospital’s commitment to promoting diversity and empowering individuals to thrive.

It was a celebration of the remarkable contributions of women in healthcare and beyond, and a commitment to creating a future where gender equality is not just a goal but a reality.