Cindy Corrie, Kate Fletcher to speak at Soroptimist International Bayside Women's Voices 2019

INSPIRING WOMEN: Sycamore School founder Cindy Corrie will be one if the speakers at Women's Voices 2019. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough
INSPIRING WOMEN: Sycamore School founder Cindy Corrie will be one if the speakers at Women's Voices 2019. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

REDLANDERS can rub shoulders with inspiring women at Women's Voices 2019, hosted by Soroptimist International Bayside.

This year's event will include market stalls, raffles, a two-course dinner and keynote speakers who will address topics like education and learning.

"It is easy to take education for granted in Australia, but there are many who do not flourish in our mainstream schools," a spokesperson said.

"At Women's Voices 2019, we celebrate the stories of two local women with unique experiences that challenge our assumptions about education and learning.

"Each of our guest speakers this year has a fascinating story to tell."

Guest speakers will include Sycamore School founder Cindy Corrie, who will talk about her work to create a school where children with autism can flourish.

The Alexandra Hills school opened its doors to students from prep to year 6 in 2017 and this year expanded to include students in years 7 and 8.

Music therapist Kate Fletcher will speak about how she works to inspire and enhance the lives of people living with disabilities and neurological differences.

Ms Fletcher will join forces with David Waldie to provide musical entertainment under their stage name D and K Duo.

The event will include market stalls from local businesses where guests can do their Christmas shopping.

Raffle prizes will include a handmade patchwork quilt, a garden trolley entertainment pack, hairdressing, makeup and beauty vouchers as well as food vouchers.

Women's Voices 2019 will be held on October 28 at the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, Manly West from 6pm.

The cost for entry and a two-course meal is $45 or $40 for concession. Book via TryBooking by October 22.