Today is International Women’s Day and is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group, or organization specific.

The City of Logan has many inspirational women who have achieved a great deal for themselves and for their community.

Here is a short list of some women we have met over the years.

Tammy Robinson – Founder of Formally Ever After where she has been helping school children attend formals in beautiful gowns and suits at no cost. Tammy has helped more than 2500 students and individuals who needed a helping hand up. Tammy is also the 2023 Logan City Council Australia Day Spirit of Logan Award winner.

Natasha Hobson – Having two young children, Natasha has also owned and operated a dental clinic, been on the board of and President of the Logan Chamber of Commerce and is now the owner of Bank of Queensland Browns Plains. Natasha has spent many years volunteering to help small businesses succeed in Logan.

Kerrie Saverin – A successful real estate agent for many years, Kerrie than co-founded her own business helping business owners grow their business and save time and money by introducing digital technology. She is currently the President of the Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce and leading the team to support small business.

Alexis Bowler – In a male dominated industry, I.T, Alexis has her own successful business based in Logan City. Alexis has helped more than 15 children as a foster carer with her staff saying she is an empowering, thoughtful, creative, and supportive person.

Cass Gell – Formally running a charity from her home, Sewing for Charity Australia, Cass officially opened a branch of the charity, The Sewing Lair, in June 2020 in Beenleigh. Cass has also run a charity coffee trailer and helps organise sewing projects that directly help hundreds of other charities across the nation.

Heather Christensen – has been a hard-working volunteer in Logan for decades and is still doing her part for the youth and business today. Heather is a part of the Beenleigh Junior Quota and the Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce (BYCC) Junior Chamber, and involved in projects such as the eisteddfod, Junior Quota Clubs, junior chamber facilitator and on the BYCC board. In 2016, Heather was awarded Logan City Council Citizen of the Year and for all her dedicated work in the City of Logan she was awarded the Order of Australia in 2021.

Deborah Anapo – is owner and Business Manager of Simply Beans Coffee Roast Specialists in Underwood. She is a one of the City of Logan’s strongest and fairest businesswomen who not only helped grow her business with her husband, but mentors young staff to be the best they can be.

Desley Souter – retiring from a job she loved doing, special education, Desley started her own business and loves everything Logan and everything Aussie. Aussie Pet Collective started over two and half years ago, it has grown to support close to 70 independent local businesses within the walls of the collective in Slacks Creek. Desley still finds time to help a local charity with food and other donations and along with her stall holders, donated many goods after the floods.

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