Kapiti celebrates International Women’s Day

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Kāpiti Women in Business are hosting guest Speaker Rosie Overcomer, as well as MC Catherine Scullin for this years International Women’s Day Lunch on Friday 8th March at Southwards.

Rosie was a member of Gloriavale – a religious cult, and her story is a testament to the strength of human resilience and unwavering determination.

Born into the tightly-knit community of Gloriavale, Rosie’s life underwent a profound transformation at the age of 27 when she summoned the courage to break free from the only life she had ever known.

Within the confines of Gloriavale, life was rigorously controlled. Marriages were arranged, individuality was suppressed, questions were forbidden, and personal thoughts were deemed heretical. Stepping out of line was not just a community transgression; it was perceived as a violation of God’s will and the community leader’s authority.

Rosie’s own experiences growing up within Gloriavale led her to the painful realisation that her child’s safety was at risk within the community’s confines.

This incredible journey is an inspiration to all, demonstrating that, regardless of the obstacles faced, the human spirit possesses the strength to overcome and construct a life filled with purpose and meaning. Rosie Overcomer’s story is a testament to the enduring power of the human will and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.

MC – Catherine Scullin

Catherine is a broadcaster, producer, copywriter and actor. Catherine spent over 30 years in Australia and returned to New Zealand to reside on the Kāpiti Coast.

Catherine has been on air on the Kāpiti Coast for the last couple of years and has been focusing on broadcasting, production and the odd bit of screen work. Currently Catherine is the program manager at Coast Access Radio, producing a number of shows for the station, conducting interviews and can be heard live to air on Wednesday mornings.

This will be a lunch not to missed, make sure you book your tickets, invite friends, work mates, get a table, it will be a fun afternoon.

This year the Kāpiti Women in Business International Women’s Day event will support the Kāpiti Women’s Centre, a charity that supports the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of women on the Kāpiti Coast.

Event Details:
Date: Friday 8th March 
Time: 11.30am – 2pm
Venue: Southward Museum
Cost: Tickets $65.00 each or a table of 10 for $600.00

For Tickets click here: kapitichamber.org.nz/events/calendar/#!event/2024/3/8/international-women-apos-s-day