Old Mill turns purple for International Women’s Day

News Update 8 March 2018

The City’s iconic Old Mill is joining six other landmarks and buildings across the city in turning purple for International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March 2018.

As part of our States celebrations, fourteen inspirational women will be inducted into the Western Australian Women’s Hall of Fame.

Launched as part of the IWD centenary year celebrations in 2011, the Hall of Fame acknowledges the achievements of Western Australian women from all walks of life, from all regions in this State, and from a myriad of diverse cultural backgrounds to be recognised for their achievements, and the difference they have made to the lives of other Western Australian’s.

This year’s inductees have been selected from one of eight categories; Community, Business, Health, Education, The Arts, Culture, Sport and a new category, STEM, which acknowledges inductees in the areas of science; technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The 2018 induction ceremony will be held in the Ballroom at Government House, in the presence of the Hon. Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Women’s Interests, and distinguished guests.

Six Perth landmarks will shine purple (the global colour for international Women’s Day), in honour of these fourteen women who have in very different ways played integral roles in shaping Western Australia over the decades.

Landmarks participating include;

  • Parliament House
  • Perth Concert Hall
  • Bell Tower
  • Elizabeth Quay
  • Trafalgar Bridge
  • Old Mill.

The WA Women’s Hall of Fame Committee thank the participating landmarks and invite everyone who is taking an evening stroll past one of these landmarks to stop, look up, and think about the words of human rights’ activist Christine Karumba; “One woman can achieve anything, many women can change everything”.

ISHAR Multicultural Women’s Health Centre proudly host’s this year’s WA Women’s Hall of Fame through sponsorship from Lotterywest, and the Department of Communities.

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