Time Out for Women heads Down Under

Pioneer Day in Utah was celebrated with parades, fireworks, and a marathon among other festivities.

That same weekend, thousands of miles away, more than 2,000 women gathered in Sydney, Australia, for the first Time Out for Women event on that continent.

"It was amazing," said Laurel Christensen, the Time Out for Women general manager, of the events. "They were excited."

This year's "Choose to Become" tour stopped in both Sydney on July 23 and Auckland, New Zealand, on July 30 — the first two Time Out for Women events outside the U.S. and Canada.

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