Turia Pitt has welcomed her first child with fiance Michael Hoskin.
The 30-year-old, who suffered severe burns to more than 60% of her body in 2011 while competing in a marathon in Western Australia, announced her family’s new arrival on social media.
She shared gorgeous photographs of herself and her bub, captioned: "Welcome to the world Hakavai Hoskin."
In her newsletter, she added: “We’ll be in this little newborn bubble for a few weeks but we wanted to pop our heads out for a moment to share the news directly with you.”
Pitt will share her amazing journey with Women in drinks at its International Women's Day event in March 2018. She will discuss her intensely personal story of thriving in the face of extreme adversity. Despite suffering life-threatening injuries, the mining engineer and ultra-marathon runner has gone on to compete in ironman events and raise more than $1million for her NGO.
"Surviving against overwhelming odds, I’ve rebuilt my life and defied every expectation placed on me," she said. "I’m living proof that, with the right mindset, we truly can achieve anything."
Pitt's speech will be followed by an honest and lively discussion asking 'Is Trying Good Enough?' led by Australian industry experts, who will debate the pitfalls and pointers in the quest for gender diversity.
Don’t miss out on one of the year’s most talked about events for the drinks industry and a chance to hear about Pitt's inspiring path to motherhood.
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 11.30am – 4pm (includes canapés on arrival and a two-course lunch)
Where: Grand Ballroom, Luna Park Sydney
Tickets: $270 each or $3120 for a table of 12
For our guests to continue networking, The Deck Bar will open after the official event concludes at 4pm (cash bar).
Women in drinks' charity partner is ANZGOG, the national peak organisation for gynaecological cancer clinical trials in Australia and New Zealand. $15 from each ticket price will be donated to ANZGOG to support ongoing research.
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