On Friday 29 March 2019 a vibrant, passionate and connected community of women gathered at Bookoccino, Avalon to celebrate International Women’s Day, with 8 inspiring women sharing their stories of books that shaped their lives.

If you didn’t catch the titles of the books they shared on the night, here you go - head on in to Bookoccino and the wonderful team will help you find your copy!

Widyan Fares - Orientalism by Edward Said
Jane Perlez - The Persimmon Tree by Margaret Barnard & In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent by Marie Colvin
Kimberly Gire - A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Gone with the Wind, Jane Eyre
Sam Bloom - Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird That Saved a Family
Deborah Sams - The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Felicity Bonello - Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
Sheree Commerford - Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chounard and Rise & Resist by Claire Press

Thank you to our wonderful speakers, to the team at Bookoccino, Holly Davis for the delicious food, Sandhurst Ridge for the wine and Prue Lewington for her stellar interview of our panel on fashion, business and sustainability.