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Insider: International Women’s Day x The Body Shop

To help celebrate International Women’s Day, female media and influencers (including me!) were invited to the Heart Café in Bondi Beach courtesy of The Body Shop. Aren't I lucky?!

I was surrounded by incredible women from all walks of life, and the energy in the room was crackling with excitement. Mutual admiration was felt all-around for such strong, gifted, driven ladies all in one space. I felt so privileged to be invited, and check out the beautiful new Shea Range from The Body Shop at the same time. Did you know all their products are not tested on animals? They're also VEGAN now too, if that's your jam.

Speakers included Australia’s first female Foreign Minister The Honourable Julie Bishop MP (who incidentally demonstrated how to check your breasts for lumps - what a legend!), author and academic Dr Susan Carland, CEO of the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria Antoinette Braybrook, and specialist breast cancer surgeon Dr Chantel Thornton. Whilst they all were all rockin' totally different careers – the underlying message was the same: realising gender equality.

I'm such a fan of The Body Shop as a brand - they're huge supporters in empowering women and have been for many years. The stories of their humble beinnings are enough to inspire any girl boss. If you havent read up on that, google it.

I was incredibly lucky to be sandwiched between the incredible Charlotte Blakeney - jewellery designer and owner of ByCharlotte, and TV Host Maddison Sloane. What a duo!! Massive girl crushes on both of them now.

Check out the beautiful snaps from the day below thanks to Shayben Photography. Massive thanks to One Daydream PR who organised the coming together of such incredible women in one room.

We heard from some of the most influential women in Australia discuss gender equality.
The Body Shop's Community Trade Shea Butter product alone helping the women of Ghana by providing community projects like healthcare, sanitation, water and education that benefit 49,000 people every year.

Drooling over that vegan food? Check out there 7 Vegan Sydney Cafes!

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).


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