With International Women’s Day being celebrated today, professional speaker and story-teller Lisa Evans hopes to make a mark on Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Ms Evans will travel to Kalgoorlie from Perth to speak at the International Women’s Day Supper at Sunset event on Thursday.
“For me, it is a day of celebrating everything that is wonderful about women,” she said.
“It’s also a time where we can reflect and think about those women who have gone before us and who have made great sacrifices towards equality.”
She said her own success in life came after a long and challenging journey, having started out as a nurse and midwife.
“It was my dream job ... then 12 years ago, a virus destroyed a significant amount of my hearing,” she said.
“It wasn’t therefore practical to work in my area.
“I’d specialised in neonatal intensive care, a very high-tech, challenging and demanding area of nursing.”
Her loss of hearing forced her to leave nursing, she said, but a cochlear implant led to an interest in speaking.
“In losing my hearing, I sort of discovered my voice,” she said.
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