Women in Focus - International Women's Day, Perth

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Women in Focus – International Women’s Day, Perth – 20 March 2015


Commonwealth Bank’s Women in Focus team hosted a fundraising event for the Fiona Wood Foundation, celebrating International Women’s Day. Held at The Aviary in Perth, the event was a wonderful & emotional day with inspiring speakers – Professor Fiona Wood and Jessie-Lee Wray.


Fiona inspired the audience with her personal story of achievement from Yorkshire to Perth and how her tenacity and hard work has ensured she has remained ahead of her profession today as both a surgeon and a researcher.


Jessie-Lee Wray, at 26 years old, was in a serious car accident resulting in major injuries. Jessie spoke publically for the first time about her personal experiences and all that she has had to overcome since her accident a year ago.  Courageous and inspiring, Jessie’s story is remarkable. Read more here


We would like to celebrate and thank all the women (and men) who attended and supported the Fiona Wood Foundation at the lunch. With particular thanks to Chelsea and Lauren from the Women in Focus team for hosting such a terrific event.


Women in Focus is a vibrant community of women from across the Australian business and social sectors, whose goal is to Inspire | Inform | Connect. It’s free to join at https://www.womeninfocus.com.au/

Photo below: Jessie-Lee Wray

Photo right: Fiona, Jessie & Lauren Palmer (Women in Focus)

Jessie-LeeFiona, Jessie and Lauren

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