It was a great privilege to attend the 2015 Human Rights Awards Ceremony at The Westin Sydney at St Martins Place… particularly as Parents@Work were a finalist for the Human Rights Business Award! And what an event it was. The winning speeches and stories behind all the finalists were nothing short of inspiring – some, like Slam Poet Abe Nouk and foreign journalist Peter Greste (also winner of the Human Rights Medal) were exceptional. It really was an honour to be there.
What was most noticeable was every speech and every story acknowledged how important a role family plays in providing the foundational support needed for human rights to be recognised – in every area they are threatened. This makes our work all the more imperative. By supporting working parents we are supporting families and business, ultimately for the betterment of all society.
Thank you again to our clients, friends and families for your ongoing support. Without you we wouldn’t be able to do the work we do (or attend award ceremonies like the one today!)
Congratulations to all the winner at this year’s awards. The competition was so tight in our category the judges picked two winners! Well done Maitree House Productions (for their work bringing social justice to the fore by giving young people a voice via multimedia communication tools) and Coles (for their Indigenous employment program) – the work you are doing to improve our communities is truly inspiring.
Below are a few pics of the Parents@Work team from the award ceremony today. Enjoy!