By Brendan Rees
More than a thousand people gathered at Casey Stadium for the Confidence Boost Expo on Sunday 7 July with the aim of empowering women.
The day featured inspirational speakers, interactive workshops, a live band, various stall holders, and family violence liaison officers from Victoria Police.
Event organisers Damien Chauremootoo and Emma Carr from Emma K Health, a program which focuses on empowering women, health and fitness training, as well as martial arts, said no person was alone with with self-belief being a “very powerful weapon.”
“Nurtured through awareness, general counselling, training and encouragement, women young and old can start at any time and change their future,” the pair said.
Ms Carr said she hoped women would “build their own platform as a formidable force to push back against all forms of abuse, danger and bullying.”
They thanked organisations such as Urban Life Photography, Standup fitness, Choir Monkeys, Victoria Police, Emma K Health, One Casey of the YMCA for making the day possible.
The event also raised money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and YMCA Open Doors charity.