The Northern Midlands mayor Mary Knowles OAM will speak about her efforts in the community and her experience as a domestic violence survivor at a forum next month.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union forum, now in its fourth year, will celebrate the power of women in their workplaces - just in time for International Women's Day on March 8.
Cr Knowles is one of five speakers and said she was passionate about sharing her story and wanted to encourage others to get involved in their communities.
"I want to encourage communities to do things themselves, they don't have to wait for councils or governments," she said.
The forum, will be held on March 10 at the Country Club Tasmania. To purchase a ticket visit trybooking.com/BOHQQ.