Young women at CMY on what International Women’s Day means to them

March 7, 2017

It’s Women’s Day! And while we celebrate women all year round (did you know CMY’s family and culturally friendly work arrangements support women who wish to continue to breastfeed when they return to work?), we at CMY would like to shine the spotlight on some of the young women who work, behind the scenes, to help us support and enrich the lives of over 4,000 young people across Victoria.

Here’s presenting two inspirational young women from CMY’s Youth Leadership Team:

Meet Mehak Sheikh

“I’m involved in a few programs at CMY, primarily the Shout Out program, but I also volunteered on the Ucan2 program and sat on the Advisory group for Enterprising Tarneit in 2016.”

“CMY has changed my life and I am so grateful for the people who keep the organisation going. CMY has given me a place to belong, because of it promotes intercultural engagement which I LOVE and advocate for! I love how inclusive, approachable, empowering and fun it is.” 

What does Women’s Day mean to you? 

“IWD to me is a recognition and acknowledgment of the hard work and contribution women have made to society, however small or large.”

“It means that I can feel proud of being a woman and I can feel inspired by other women doing amazing things. It means we are talking about challenges faced by women from all walks of life. It means coming together to celebrate and support each other!”

Meet Nyayoud Jice

“I am the youth intern at CMY; my role is to support the youth leadership team by co-facilitating some of our training for young people." 

“A big part of my role is sharing information on events, job and volunteer opportunities for young people through our newsletter.  And keeping track of multicultural youth groups in Melbourne.”

What does Women’s Day mean to you?

“Women’s Day means (finally) celebrating and recognising how much of a champion women really are. It’s about time women get recognised!”

And we couldn’t agree more! Tell us what Women’s Day means to you in the Comments Section and let’s celebrate women all year round…