Top 10 Events You Need to Attend for International Women’s Day
"Where there is woman, there is magic."
International Women's Day is a day recognized to honor the contributions of women in the fields of education, business, culture, and politics. Women's rights and gender equality are highlighted on this day.
In Sydney, the theme for this years' International Women's Day is #BreakTheBias, a nod to the vital role that women, men, and individuals of all gender identities play in achieving gender parity.
This coming March 8, here are some events you can join in celebrating International Women's Day!
1. International Women's Day 2022: Building Back Fairer
March 8, 2022, 8:00 am
Rare Birds has asked a panel of experts to share their thoughts and ideas on developing an Australian economy that works for everyone.
Guest speakers include:
The Hon. Bronwyn Taylor, MLC, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women
Prof. Marian Baird, Professor of Gender and Employment Relations and Head of the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney
What to expect from this event?
A complimentary live breakfast and networking event will be held for guests in Sydney. For those who can't make it there in person, they will provide a link to a live stream.
At the event in Sydney, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with speakers and other attendees over a light breakfast and drinks. Along with that, they'll get a copy of #IFSHECANICAN, written by Jo Burston.
Australian Computer Society (ACS)
100 Barangaroo Avenue
Sydney, NSW 2000
2. International Women's Day: Women Forging Change
March 8, 2022, 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
At Casula Powerhouse Arts, CORE Community Services will hold a community event for residents of South West Sydney to attend.
With a stellar roster of speakers and artists that are both inspiring and brilliant:
Associate Professor, Elizabeth Hill
Deputy Mayor, Karress Rhodes
Ifeoma Obiegbu – A poet
Ile Lui – All woman's drumming group
Young leaders from Cabramatta High School
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
1 Powerhouse Road
Casula, NSW 2170
3. International Women's Day Lunch - Sydney
March 8, 2022, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brave, gifted, and endowed. Stephenie Rodriguez discusses her remarkable journey and the significance of resilience, thinking, and self-love.
Doltone House Hyde Park
181 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
4. International Women's Day by The Studio
March 8, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In 2022, the United Nations International Women's Day theme, Changing Climates: Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, acknowledges the achievements of women and girls worldwide who are fighting to transform the climate of gender equality and develop a sustainable future.
Guest speakers include:
Claire Lehmann, Founder, Editor in Chief of Quillette
Michela Ledwidge, Co-founder & CEO of MOD
Chloe White, Managing Director of Genesis Block
The Studio, Sydney Startup Hub
Level 6, 11-17 York St, Sydney ( near corner of Margaret St, above Wynyard Station)
5. #BreakTheBias: Women Poets Perform on International Women's Day
March 8, 2022, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Poetry Sydney fosters new ideas, discoveries, and creative impulses by showcasing contemporary Australian poets. Poets from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines are featured in this event.
The following women poets are among those who will be featured in a live-streamed hour-long performance of their work:
The evening's host will be an acclaimed writer, Opera Australia director, and performer of Six Quick Chicks, Liesel Badorrek.
Award-winning writer, director, and performer Melita Rowston, whose recent play Cockroach toured internationally to rave reviews
Performance poet powerhouse, actor, dancer, and activist Mel Ree
Esteemed Sydney-based poet Elizabeth Allen's poetry, short fiction, and literary criticism are published in well-respected Australian publications.
Poet and editor Michele Seminara, whose second full-length collection, Suburban Fantasy (UWA Publishing, 2021), is a feminist exploration of the dark underbelly of suburbia
Cabaret poetry diva and former Inner West Councillor Stanmore Ward for The Greens, Lou Steer.
Video poetry by Elena Knox, whose work amplifies impulses to totemism, idolatry, and fetishism, is represented by Anomaly, Japan, and award-winning Papua New Guinean-Australian digital content maker and poet Alana Hicks.
Knox Street Bar
21 Shepherd Street
Chippendale, NSW 2008
6. Ten13 Founder AMA: Kim Teo & Holly Cardew
March 7, 2022, 12:00 pm
Moderated by TEN13 Co-Founder Stew Glynn, we will dive into your questions and chat fundraising from US VCs, international expansion, and company culture as a moat.
7. F2F Sydney with Square Peg
March 10, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
F2F was founded last year with the goal of bridging the gap between female entrepreneurs and investors. Their group of 300+ Australian women and three events in 2021 have inspired them to return!
Women and F2F are being celebrated in 2022 with the first in-person event of that calendar year. Taking place on Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Square Peg's office in Sydney, Australia, the event promises to be one of our most memorable to date. Join them to support the development of a vibrant Australian female entrepreneurial community.
4/44 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
8. International Women’s Day: Innovation Insights
March 7 - 10, 2022
An opportunity to reflect on progress gained, demand for change, and celebrate the achievements of women is International Women's Day (IWD).
For International Women's Day, the Sydney Knowledge Hub and INCUBATE will host a series of seminars and Q&A sessions on the theme of Insight, Inspiration, and Innovation.
The future of gender equality will be discussed by four women who have achieved great success in their respective fields, as well as in the innovation business.
The event will be held via Zoom
9. International Women’s Day - Business and Professional Women Strathfield
March 15, 2022, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Business and Professional Women Strathfield promote 'Women's Empowerment Principles' on a local, state, federal, and international level. It is possible for all of us to work together to #BreakTheBias.
You may learn more about their speakers Harmony Moxham and Sweta Gupta by listening to their personal experiences.
Coro 88 Burwood
86 Burwood Road
Burwood, NSW 2134
10. SIBPN Inc. Presents: Women in Business and Entrepreneurship
March 25, 2022, 5:30 pm - 7:30pm
You are cordially invited to the Women in Business and Entrepreneurship event by SIPBN Inc., a business networking group in Sydney.
Listen to the stories of the renowned guests and connect with Sydney's most prominent business investors and professionals at this event.
1 Columbia Ct
1 Columbia Court
Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
Women's rights advocacy and celebration should be a year-round endeavor. This year's International Women's Day, which falls on the 8th of March, will provide an even more excellent opportunity to advocate for gender parity.
"Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world."
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