Lowana brings together women from a variety of industries and ages for mutual support, insightful guidance, and lifelong learning. It aims to enrich women professionally and culturally through talks, workshops and activities that enabe them to positively contribute to their social environment.
Through sharing of inspirational journeys, authentic friendships and a spirit of collaboration, a new generation of young professional women are being empowered to participate in positions of leadership and positive influence across all sectors.
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Upcoming Events, Weekly Activities, Community Service, Contact
Help us grow!
Parents, families and friends of Lowana, local businesses and girls are rallying to raise
$350 000 by November 2018 for a bigger centre!
WEEKLY & MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
IMPACT - Beyond Survival
PUB Networking Session
Theme: Career Change
What: Unpacking and discussing talk by Rosary Coloma (previously @ UTS Hatchery & founder of Beneco Futures), setting challenges and goals, making new friends over food and drink.
When: Saturday 23rd June 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: 32 Cricketers Arms Rd, Prospect NSW 2148
Cost: Food & Drink
p 0420 552 588 (Bernadette)
Registration is required to attend this event
IMPACT has come about as a response to the growing demands that young professional women face in the workplace. The conference aims to address the question of how to meet and increasing workload and heightened expectations, while also making a lasting impact.
Through the advice of leading professionals in their fields, we tackle the questions:
- How can I build confidence in my work when I am still learning?
- Is it possible to be a great professional and maintain a steady work life balance?
- What mentoring opportunities are available to me?
The conference is a space where young people from a variety of professional environments can hear questions and difficulties they face. It’s an opportunity to make new connections, and to challenge each other to be even better professionals.
Motivating teachers towards an education revolution
- Becoming a better professional – developing better strategies, getting different perspectives and improving professional ethics
- Harnessing the potential in your students – strengthening positive personality traits of each learner
- Networking with other teachers – supporting each other in the field of the 21st century learning
- Sharing resources
We're always looking for Speakers!
Inspired to share your gifts and talents with young professional women? Lowana is always interested in your help as a one-time speaker.
Let us know how you might be able to help.
Anna - 0404 114 110
Family Education Australia (FEA)
For young people facing their future - big decisions, that will affect the rest of their lives, are taken at this moment. Some topics and questions arise about professions, dating, marriage and the meaning of life. Throughout about six meetings these young professionals will discuss important issues that will help them make sound decisions in this important moment for their personal and professional future. Each course will have a schedule once a sufficient amount of people have registered their interest.
Commencing: 13 June 2018
Kristina - 0410 362 346
In Conversation 2018 session 1: “My Body, My Choice”
When: Friday, May 25
Time: 7:30pm - 9pm. (7pm mass)
Where: Mary MacKillop Hall, St Aidan's Parish, Rooty Hill.
The slogan “My Body, My Choice” has been championed by feminists for years to justify abortion, contraception and sex work, but what does it mean?
We will discuss the underlying assumptions of self-determination, feminism and the separation of body and soul, and their implications for women and society at large.”
About the series
In Conversations is a series of events that aim to bring young, like-minded women together to talk about significant social issues and the ways in which we can better present and defend our views.
Macy - 0431 653 598
When: Every 2nd Monday of the month
About Dr Sam Day
Dr Samantha Day MB.BS (Syd, Hon I), MPH, FRACP, FRCPA. Clinical and laboratory haematologist at Liverpool and Campbelltown Public Hospitals NSW. Lecturer for UWS Medical School.
- Thomas Aquinas for modern thinkers
- The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
- The mass and transubstantiation
- Church authority (Bishops and Popes)
- Church history
- Marian doctrines
1st Monday of the month - Catechism Class
2nd Monday of the month - Meditation & Guest speaker
3rd Monday of the month - Catechism Class
4th Monday of the month - Recollection and Talk
Lowana’s chaplain gives a 30 minute talk on helping individuals reflect on the gospel and put their faith into practice.
When: Every 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 7.00 - 7.30pm
Evenings of Recollections
When: Fourth Mondays,
Time: 6.45pm – 9.00pm at Lowana
The priest is available to hear confessions from 6 pm.
- Monday 26 February
- Monday 19 March
- Monday 23 April
- Monday 28 May
- Monday 18 June
- Monday 23 July
- Monday 27 August
- Monday 24 September
- Monday 22 October
- Monday 26 November
- Monday 10 December
Sunday, March 25
Geocache & Picnic
- Nepean River
- Snacks to share (can go to the shops and buy food beforehand)
- Download free ‘Geocaching’ app Create a free account
Charge phone Bring portable chargers
Saturday, May 26
Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy at Penrose Park
- 11am mass in Shrine Church (Month of Our Lady)
- 2hr drive (no tolls)
- Byo food/drinks for picnic
Saturday, August 25
Minnamurra Rainforest Walk
- $12 per vehicle (the actual walk is free)
- 2hr drive (no tolls)
- More info: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visitor-centres/minnamurra-rainforest-centre?p=1&pdfprint=true
Saturday, November 24
Escape room in Macquarie Park
- 2-8ppl at a time (booking required)
- Price list - (cheapest is $33 for 8ppl)
- More info: https://escaperoom.sydney/reservation/Crime-scene-95/70/0
Watch this space
COMMUNITY SERVICE & FUNDRAISING
Mama Lana’s Community Foundation
Mama Lana's is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping homeless and underprivileged community in the greater Penrith region.
When: Every month, one Saturday evening.
- Feb 17
- March 24
- April 21
- May 19
- June 23
- July 21
- August 18
- September 15
- October 13
- November 10
- December 8
To Volunteer: Please request to join the Young Professionals Watsapp group to be notified of future Community Service events.
Teresa - 0413 694 724
Vinnies Van, St Vincent de Paul Society
(Mount Druitt and Parramatta)
Vinnies Van provides friendship, compassion and dignity to those experiencing homelessness and social isolation in the Mount Druitt and Parramatta areas. It also provides food and referral.
Dates: To be confirmed
To Volunteer: You must attend Vinnies Van Training. Please contact Teresa if you would like to sign up. Volunteers who can drive a van are valuable to the Night Patrol team but not a requirement.
Teresa - 0413 694 724
The D.R.E.A.M Project
Founded in 2015, The DREAM Project provides a source of inspiration and motivation for high school students with refugee background to integrate with the Australian community. We do this by helping them with their studies, preparing them for work and just being their friend.
Be a D.R.E.A.M Volunteer:
When: Saturday March 17, Saturday September 15
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Cost: $50 for 2 hours
Lowana Busy Bees is a volunteer program which is also a fundraising initiative. All proceeds go to supporting Lowana and all her many educational activities. This fundraising initiate is a joint effort across all of Lowana's clubs: High School, University Students, Young Professionals and Women's groups.
All Lowana Busy Bees are professionally trained to deliver quality housekeeping services including: bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming, ironing, windows and extras e.g. blinds
Young Professional women volunteers who can drive and/or own a vehicle are encouraged to volunteer driving younger volunteers (in highschool and university groups) to the venues booked for services.
You may also request training if you would like to help with house keeping services. Training can be arranged in groups based on demand and availability.
Kristina 0452 426 142
To Book Services
Young Professional women may also book services for their own homes. All proceeds will go to supporting Lowana activites.
Ciantal 0433 671 344
New Zealand Refugee Young Professionals Service Project
Young professional women to run school holiday workshops for a group of refugee children living in Hamilton, New Zealand (Monday - Friday).
There will be free time on the weekend for tourist/cultural activities in Hamilton.
Where: Hamilton, New Zealand
When: Saturday 29 September 2018 - Sunday 7 October 2018
Note: Monday 6 October is a Public Holiday (Labour Day) so the service project is 9 days in total
Cost: Approximately $1200+ (including accomodation, airfare etc)
Contact: Caitlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Where: Kenthurst Studey Centre,
231 Pitt Town Rd, Kenthurst NSW 2156
Start: 8:00pm on the first day | Finish: 4:00pm on the last day
Make a Booking
To book a retreat you must be a registered user.
Please go to: www.womensactivities.org
For more information
Please contact Shane Carter
m 0401 513 528 | e email@example.com
Join the Young Professionals group chat on Whatsapp
to stay up to date throughout the year!
For more information please contact:
Macy 0431 653 598 or Anna 0404 114 110