Towns and cities across the state celebrated International Women's Day 2021 with conferences, brunches, forums and talks.
The Soroptimist International of George Town group was no exception, hosting its annual IWD breakfast at the Graham Fairless Centre on March 2.
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One hundred people, including Bass MHR Bridget Archer, Soroptimist International Tasmania region president Carol Thomas, and students and teachers from Port Dalrymple School and Star of the Sea Catholic College gathered to celebrate women.
Ms Thomas said the day was great, successful, and focused on bringing the community together.
"I think [the day] is very important - sometimes just doing what we do we forget to take stock and see that we have moved," she said.
President Dr Jane Zimmerman AM welcomed the crowd, and professor Tracey Dickson was invited to explain the work she and her team were undertaking at the Menzies Institute.
Professor Dickson is a neuroscientist specialising in neurodegenerative diseases and brain trauma.
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On the day, she discussed the challenges she faced within her research.
At the event, Tania Flanagan was presented with the Soroptimist International Women of the Year award for her fundraising work through Relay for Life for Cancer Council Tasmania.
Ms Flanagan, and her team The Missing Pieces, have raised of $35,000 since 2014 for the charity.
In 2020, the team raised more than $15,000 during the major shave fundraiser.
Ms Flanagan also manages a banner of remembrance for cancer survivors.
She was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, and underwent six months of surgery and treatment.