2023 International Women’s Day Luncheon

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2023 International Women’s Day Luncheon

March 8, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

AUD135 – AUD149

Join us as we #embraceequity and celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 with a fabulous two-course lunch sponsored by Jade Financial Group.

Our guest speaker is Major Matina Jewell. Matina grew up in the hinterland of Byron Bay and joined the Army at age 17.

During her 15 year military career Matina Jewell:

  • Served on five missions and earned nine military service & war medals;
  • Is the only Australian to receive two Republic of Lebanon war medals for acts of bravery on the battlefield and being wounded in combat;
  • Was the first woman in the Australian Army to complete the physically demanding Navy divers’ course;
  • Served with American Navy Seals;
  • Tracked-down war lords in the Solomon Islands;
  • Fast-roped from helicopters and boarded smuggler ships in the Arabian Gulf, and
  • Was posted as a peacekeeper with the United Nations in Syria and Lebanon.

Medically retired from injuries sustained during the 2006 Lebanon War, Matina served on the Prime Ministerial Advisory Council and continues to champion change for our injured war veterans.

Among her many honorary roles, Matina is a founding ambassador for Project Thankful, a movement partnered with the United Nations to help empower women and children globally.

Matina has been featured on the ABC’s Australian Story, is a best-selling author and now shares her unique insights on leadership and resilience with audiences around the world.

Ticket price includes 2-course lunch, lucky door prizes and inspirational entertainment!

  • Chamber members: $135
  • Non-members: $149

Everyone welcome!


March 8, 2023
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
AUD135 – AUD149


Ipswich Region Chamber
0432 034 515
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Ipswich Events & Entertainment Centre
219 Brisbane Road
Bundamba, Queensland 4305 Australia
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(07) 3282 1500
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