The Western Bulldogs celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting an event at VU Whitten Oval on Tuesday night.

The event, attended by over 120 people, was a joint initiative between the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, Maribyrnong City Council and Victoria University.

The theme of #iamgenerationequality aimed to create a platform from which all women in attendance can connect, inspire and thrive.

Hosted by Mayor of Maribyrnong CR Sarah Carter, key speakers for the event included Basketball Australia CEO and Western Bulldogs board member Jerril Rechter, AFLW star Bonnie Toogood and Amal Abou-Eid, author of well-known children’s book ‘Why Does Mum Wear a Hijab’.

Western Bulldogs Community Foundation general manager Kashif Bouns said the Club was firmly committed to gender equity.

“We take tremendous pride in being one of the AFL’s founding AFLW teams, and our commitment to gender equity is embedded in all we do as a club,” Bouns said.

“Events like these enable us to help drive positive social change.

“Our community foundation also plays a pivotal role, with Ppograms including Daughters of the West and Leaders of the Pack ensuring women in the west of all ages have the necessary tools and guidance to thrive in their communities.”