Renowned television presenter, journalist and author Jessica Rowe AM will headline Camden Council’s annual International Women’s Day Gala next month.

The mental health advocate and self-confessed “crap housewife” will share her experience in the workforce and will be joined in a panel discussion including:

  • Sana Al-Ahmar: refugee support advocate and member of the Camden Cohesive Advisory Group;
  • Rhiannon Bentley: owner of the hugely popular local business Sweet Treats by Rhi; and
  • Brooke Murray: Camden’s Citizen of the Year 2022 and mental health advocate, starting the ‘What Keeps Me Well Campaign’ Instagram page.

The inspiring, motivating, and heart-warming event will be held at Gledswood Homestead and Winery on Thursday 10 March between 5.30-9pm, to celebrate local women’s achievements, raise awareness of women’s equality, contribute to the gender parity journey and raise funds for Camden Meals on Wheels.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli said the event is the perfect chance to acknowledge the important role women play in our community, workforce and decision-making bodies.

“Council acknowledges the vital role women play in the community and it is important to celebrate and pay tribute to women on International Women’s Day,” Cr Fedeli said.

“Women represent more than 50 per cent of the Camden population and I am honoured to be celebrating International Women’s Day with them all.”

The 2022 Camden Woman of the Year will also be presented by Peter Sidgreaves MP, Member for Camden.

Council is also calling on local businesses to sign up as a sponsor of the event.

Tickets to the Gala Dinner are $90 each, and available at International Women’s Day Gala » Camden Council (