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Where to Celebrate International Women's Day in Australia

#PressforProgress: How to Celebrate International Women's Day in Australia

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International Women's Day is celebrated globally on March 8 every year, but following the recent women's equality-fuelled movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, there's never been a stronger call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity than now.

This year's theme, #PressforProgress, aims to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive — and it's time for us all to play a part.

If you want to join in the celebrations this year, we've rounded up some of the best events and talks happening across the country.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Business Chicks Presents Sydney International Women's Day 2018

What: Business Chicks have brought together three phenomenal Australian women to share what Press for Progress means to them. The special lunch will be hosted by Yumi Stynes to raise a glass to women everywhere and be part of a discussion about what comes next.
Where: Sydney
When: March 9

International Women's Day High Tea Cruise Sydney supporting NBCF

What: A Sydney Harbour cruise complete with a high tea menu, a glass of bubbles and an inspiring talk by NBCF Ambassador & Associate General Counsel at ResMed Holdings Ltd Vered Keisar.
Where: Sydney
When: March 4

In Conversation: Creative Women

What: An inspirational and fun day of talks with creative women. Designers, crafters, photographers, journalists, foodies and musicians explore their creative process — where to find inspiration, committing to a work practice, discovering the art of collaboration and building an audience. Lunch is included.
Where: Sydney
When: March 10

The Remarkable Women Presents International Women's Day
What: The Remarkable Women are bringing together some of the most influential women in town — from the ABC's Leigh Sales to best-selling author and feminist commentator Clementine Ford — to discuss what progress means to them, what we can expect next and how we can band together and change the future for women everywhere – including you.
Where: Sydney
When: March 8

VICTORIA

International Women's Day Forum and High Tea

What: An in-depth, moderated panel discussion that will allow guests to learn about the outstanding panellists and how they have reached senior roles in vastly different organisations. Panellists will also share their advice regarding the promotion of diversity and how this stands to bring about broader benefits.
Where: Melbourne
When: March 8

International Women's Day - Cinema Event

What: A fun and thought-provoking night with Annie Nolan as the guest speaker and the screening of the movie, Battle of the Sexes — a comedy starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell and Sarah Silverman.
Where: Geelong
When: March 7

Office Hours for Female Founders

What: Strategy, design and development agency, Cogent, work with startup founders to help grow their ideas into thriving digital businesses and in celebration of International Women's Day, they're clearing their calendars and throwing open their doors for Melbourne-based female founder wanting to pitch their idea or simply get some advice.
Where: Melbourne
When: March 8

QUEENSLAND

International Women's Day Breakfast and Resources Awards

What: The 13th annual International Women's Day Breakfast and Resources Awards for Women with keynote speaker Rachael Robertson (CSP, MBA) — an Antarctic expedition leader, best-selling author and Australia's pre-eminent authority on extreme leadership.
Where: Brisbane
When: March 8

International Women's Day Fun Run

What: A 5km fun run around Brisbane's CBD to create the biggest, boldest sea of pink to ever sweep through the city supporting women with breast cancer.
Where: Brisbane
When: March 4

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

International Women's Day Cocktail Breakfast

What: An elegant cocktail breakfast at the beautiful Portobello Café located in New Port Quays with Anna Rennie Chapter — a non-profit association offering networking, mentoring and learning that connects, encourages and inspires women to have fun, make a contribution and realise their potential.
Where: Port Adelaide
When: March 8

NORTHERN TERRITORY

EA International Women's Day 2018 Breakfast

What: Engineers Australia Northern's Women in Engineering group is presenting a breakfast session with a panel of influential Territory leaders. They will discuss changes in their roles over the years, their own #PressforProgress experiences, what they believe could be the next steps for the future and how to achieve gender parity.
Where: Darwin
When: March 8

TASMANIA

Breakfast with The Hon. Pam Allan

What: The Hon. Pam Allan — a renowned former politician, businesswoman and local government professional — will share her inspirational achievements and experience in her wide and varied leadership roles over breakfast at the Salamanca Inn.
Where: Hobart
When: March 8

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

International Womens' Day in Vic Park

What: A celebration at at Victoria Park Library to hear from two outstanding women — Hockeyroo Kathryn Slattery and Megan Lockyer, a drill and blast operator for Fortescue Metals Group — who have excelled in their professional careers and continue to inspire others.
Where: Perth
When: March 8

To find more events in your home city or town, visit the International Women's Day events page.

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