Friday, September 28th, 2012
One of the world’s most admired women leaders, the former Irish President and global human rights champion Mary Robinson is guest of honour and keynote speaker for a special event in Sydney (Friday evening, Sept 28th, 2012).

A barrister by profession, Ms. Robinson was the first woman to be elected as Irish Head of State (1990-1997) and subsequently became the UN Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002). She is founder and chair of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice; one of 10 members of The Elders, a distinguished international group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights, chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu; and founding Member and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders.

On a private visit to Australia, and following the publication internationally of her long-awaited memoirs on September 13th, Ms. Robinson is making a single appearance in Sydney in support of the Australian women-led climate action initiative, 1 Million Women.

CEO and co-founder Natalie Isaacs will introduce Ms. Robinson, and also will present details of 1 Million Women’s biggest event ever, Recipe for Change, to coordinate thousands of 'girls get-togethers' around Australia over one special big weekend, 16-18 November 2012.

Recipe for Change highlights the power of women when they unite for the good of society, with the core message being 'when girls get together we can change the world'. As a major outcome, 1 Million Women will publish Recipe for Change as an online handbook for International Women's Day in March, 2013 - a unique women’s guide for living better for people and planet, written by the women and girls of Australia, available for download around the world.

The early evening cocktail function with Mary Robinson - for about 80 invited guests - is being co-hosted in the Sydney CBD by law firm Kemp Strang.

1 Million Women website is and the registration site for Recipe for Change is

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1 Million Women

Founded in 2009, 1 Million Women is a national movement of women and girls getting on with practical climate action by saving energy, cutting waste and pollution, and saving money at the same time. It has nearly 77,000 members, over 33,500 on its Facebook, and more than 9000 have attended a 1 Million Women-organised community and school event. 1 Million Women is apolitical, a non-profit, and is a registered environmental charity.
Natalie Isaacs
P: 0400 301897


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