International Women's Day

Celebrating local contributions

International Women's Day

Today is International Women`s Day. 

The theme - #PressforProgress 

According to the IWD Website - "there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women's equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo#TimesUp and more - there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity"

We have several prominent wonderful women in the Great Southern. I was lucky enough to catch up with three women who make contributions to the local community in various industries.


Erica McGee - Content Director Perth's Mix 94.5 

Erica is head of programming at our sister Mix 94.5, Perth's Number 1 radio station. Erica has moved through the ranks over the years from working as news journalist and show producer to overseeing the programming of a successful metropolitan radio station. She will be presenting at the Albany Women's Leadership Forum on the 23rd of March.  Erica makes a great contribution to radio in Western Australia through the Southern Cross Austereo network by leading talented team who provide programming for our Triple M Network including our local station in Albany.


Caroline Hayes - Business leader/Community Board Member

Caroline is a long time Albany local who has made significant contributions to the region through involvement with the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry as president, Albany Community Foundation, PCYC Albany and other worthwhile causes. Caroline was nominated for the City of Albany Citizenship awards in 2017.


Janet McCartney - Member of various community groups

Janet, like Caroline is a valuable contributor to many organizations across Albany. She has done great work with the Albany Light Opera and Theatre Company, Albany Women's Centre and newly launched Disabled Surfers Association Great Southern. Janet was a baton bearer for the 2018 Queens Baton Relay through the streets of Albany.