IWD Events 2023

IWD events to attend 2023

International Women's Day is approaching soon - Wednesday, March 8. Held annually International Women's Day 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.

This year’s theme is Embrace Equity and to enhance understanding as to why Equal opportunities aren't enough. International Women’s Day 2023 wants people to understand the difference between equality and equity. Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognises that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.

The International Women’s Day website has this great explainer on equity:

Equity can be defined as giving everyone what they need to be successful. In other words, it's not giving everyone the exact same thing. If we give everyone the exact same thing, expecting that will make people equal, it assumes that everyone started out in the same place - and this can be vastly inaccurate because everyone isn't the same.

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year there are many amazing events you can get involved with. Below are listed some excellent events in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane For events in other locations click here and simply change the location to your desired city or you can search the International Women's Day website here.

IWD Melbourne Events 2023

IWD events to attend 2023

Dare to Sparkle - International Womens Day Event - Let's Get together

Join our International Women's Day celebration at Sip & Enjoy. Enjoy Canapés and Non-Alcoholic Wine on arrival and meet the Founder of VINADA® - Jessica van Spaendonck - van der Kist. Dare to Sparkle, No Limitations.

Date and time - Wed 8 March 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT

Location - Sip & Enjoy - Non-Alcoholic Beverages 281 Johnston Street Abbotsford, VIC 3067

Tickets - buy tickets and find out more information here.

International Women’s Day Mayoral Breakfast 2023

Moonee Valley City Council has selected an excellent panel with this year’s theme DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality in the forefront of their mind. Join them for a delicious breakfast sourced from local eateries, connect with an incredible network of like-minded people, and come hear these inspiring women talk about what gender equity means to them.

Date and time - Wed 8 March 2023, 7:00 am – 8:30 am AEDT

Location - The Clocktower Centre 750 Mount Alexander Road Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039

Tickets - buy tickets and find out more information here.

Governor's Lecture Series - A Healthy Future for Girls and Women

The event will open with remarks by the Governor, followed by a discussion moderated by the Royal Women’s Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer Lisa Lynch on the health of girls and women, including menopause, fertility, gynaecological conditions, endometriosis and mental health.

Panel speakers:

  • Professor Marie-Paule Austin: Head of Psychiatry at the Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Dr Tanaka Dune: Pelvic floor expert, academic, clinical surgeon and educator
  • Associate Professor Michelle Peate: Fertility and reproductive health expert

Date and time - Tue 7 March 2023, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT

Location - Government House Government House Drive Melbourne, VIC 3004

Tickets - buy tickets and find out more information here.

IWD Sydney Events 2023

IWD Sydney Events

International Women’s Day Breakfast Event

Celebrate International Women's Day (March 8) with us! We are hosting a breakfast to honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Network with like-minded people from UNSW and beyond while supporting a great cause. Your small donation will contribute to our female founders' fund, supporting the next generation of female entrepreneurs. Let's come together to celebrate and empower women in business.

Date and time - Tue 7 March 2023, 7:30 am – 9:00 am AEDT

Location - UNSW Sydney Campus, Hilmer Building (E10), upstairs in the Founders Place (level 1) Gate 2 Avenue Michael Crouch Innovation Centre Kensington, NSW 2033

Tickets - buy tickets and find out more information here.

International Women's Day: Cocktail Party!

Come along and join like-minded women to celebrate IWD and hear the wonderful Maz Farrelly speak. As Director of Television Content at Fremantle Media Australia, Executive Editor of Format Entertainment at BBC UK and Creative Strategist for BBC World-Wide, Maz is going to share with us the best-kept secrets when it comes to not only ‘making it’ but thriving in male-dominated industries. Tickets include nibbles, bubbles, goodie bags, prizes and sweet treats!

Date and time - Wed 8 March 2023, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT

Location - Business Chicks 75 King Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Tickets - buy tickets and find out more information here.

International Women's Day - Celebrating Georges River Women

Georges River Council is once again hosting a breakfast event for International Women’s Day – ‘Celebrating Georges River Women 2023’. Guest speakers include Senior Constable Sonia Krcalovic at St George PAC, Jada Mundine, Project Support Officer and DPIE and, Sharlene McKenzie OAM, Aboriginal Advocate and Mentor, Director of Allawaw.

Date and time - Wed 8 March 2023, 7:30 am – 10:00 am AEDT

Location - Club Central Hurstville 2 Crofts Avenue Hurstville, NSW 2220

Tickets - buy tickets and find out more information here.

IWD Brisbane events

IWD Brisbane Events 2023
Black, Bold & BeautifuI First Nations Women’s Luncheon/Fashion Parade hosted by Butchulla Comedian Janty Blair for International Women's Day

Sandra King Management continues the celebration of International Women’s Day by presenting the 2023 Black, Bold & Beautiful First Nations Women's Day luncheon, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Grey Street entrance, South Brisbane. Doors open 9.30 am.

Enjoy the fun and laughter with MC Butchulla Comedian Janty Blair, Winner 2022 Deadly Funny and be inspired and empowered by:

  • Guest speakers - First Nations Businesswomen
  • Fashion Parade – First Nations models and fashions
  • First Nations Business Expo
  • A tribute to Billie North – Trailblazer Model Agent and Mentor

Date and time - Mon 13 March 2023, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm AEST

Location - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Grey Street South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Tickets - buy tickets and find out more information here.

International Women’s Day – Female Entrepreneurship in Brisbane

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #EmbraceEquity and Brisbane Economic Development Agency is celebrating by hosting a panel discussion with three local businesswomen who have set up their own very different businesses in Brisbane. The panel will discuss the lessons they have learned and the insight they have gained from setting up their own businesses in Brisbane.

Date and time - Wed 8 March 2023, 9:30 am – 11:30 am AEST

Location - Brisbane Business Hub Level 2 155 Queen Street Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Tickets - buy tickets and find out more information here.

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