International Women’s Day

8 March

With a vision of creating a world where women and girls everywhere have equal rights and opportunities, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

We work with some of the brightest and bravest women in business, media, sport and STEM. With stories to share of triumphs, challenges and progress, their words will inspire men and women alike to show their support for gender equality – in the workplace, and everywhere.

More information and resources about International Women’s Day are available here.

IN THIS GROUP

  • Bri Lee Sydney-based writer and author Eggshell Skull

    Bri Lee

    Bri Lee is a Sydney-based author, freelance writer, and speaker. After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and Arts (Mandarin) degree in 2014, she […]

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  • Tasneem Chopra

    Tasneem Chopra

    A cross-cultural consultant, Tasneem Chopra has recently been appointed an Anti-Racism Champion by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Previously, she was one of 50 Women You Need to Know in […]

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  • Clementine Ford

    Clementine Ford

    Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer, speaker and feminist thinker. She is the author of two books, Fight Like A Girl and Boys will be Boys, and has been […]

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  • Alice Zavslasky

    Alice Zaslavsky

    Alice Zaslavsky has made a career out of crafting connections through food, as teacher, writer, television host-producer and live presenter.  Before making her on-screen debut on  MasterChef Australia  in 2012, […]

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  • Ally Watson

    Ally Watson

    Ally Watson is the founder and CEO of Code Like a Girl, a social enterprise that provides girls and women with the confidence and tools to take on the world […]

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  • Amal Awad

    Amal Awad

    Amal Awad is a journalist, screenwriter and author. She is a columnist for SBS Life and The New Arab, and has written for ELLE, Frankie, Daily Life, Sheilas and Junkee. […]

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  • Angela Pippos

    Angela Pippos

    Angela Pippos is a journalist, presenter, producer, documentary-maker, author and one half of Her Films. Her Films was established in 2017 to create powerful documentaries about women. Throughout history the […]

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  • Belinda Hawkins

    Belinda Hawkins

    Belinda Hawkins has reported on national and international events for ABC TV and SBS TV for almost 30 years, filing from countries as diverse as Nigeria, Eritrea, Cuba, Germany and […]

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  • Beverley Wang

    Beverley Wang

    Beverley Wang is a broadcaster and journalist based in Melbourne. Her journalism experience ranges from newspaper and wire service reporting to radio producing, presenting and podcasting. She’s also an experienced […]

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  • Carly Findlay

    Carly Findlay

    Carly Findlay is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. Her first book, a memoir called Say Hello, was released in January 2019. Carly is currently working on editing the anthology Growing […]

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  • Celeste Liddle

    Celeste Liddle is an Arrernte woman, an opinion writer, a trade unionist and public speaker. Celeste started her blog Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist in June 2012. A mere six […]

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  • Claire Madden

    Claire Madden

    Claire Madden is a social researcher, media commentator, keynote presenter, TEDx speaker, business consultant, and founder and director of the strategy and communications agency, Hello Clarity. Claire is in demand […]

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  • Clare Bowditch

    Clare Bowditch

    Clare Bowditch is one of Australia’s most successful ARIA Award-winning songwriters, a Logie-nominated actor (Channel 10’s Offspring), and the founder of Big Hearted Business, where she teaches creative people about […]

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  • Dr Leslie Cannold

    Dr Leslie Cannold

    Dr Leslie Cannold is an author, teacher, ethicist and commentator. Her book What, No Baby?, made the Australian Financial Review’s top 101 books list, and her first novel, The Book […]

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  • Susan Carland

    Dr Susan Carland

    Dr Susan Carland is an academic, author, and social commentator. She has a PhD from Monash University’s School of Social Sciences, and she is the director of the Bachelor of […]

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  • Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

    Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

    Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie has been playfully preparing humans for the future since 2003. A technology analyst, trained ethnographer and professional game designer, Kate mixes the playful and the serious to […]

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  • Georgie Stone

    Georgie Stone

    Georgie Stone is a transgender advocate who has overcome prejudice, bullying, and legal barriers to become the remarkable young woman she is today. Georgie is an engaging, experienced and accomplished […]

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  • Jamila Rizvi

    Jamila Rizvi

    Jamila Rizvi is an author, presenter and political commentator. She is Editor-at-Large for the Nine Network’s Future Women platform and hosts their podcast of the same name. Jamila is a regular commentator […]

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  • Jane Clifton

    Jane Clifton

    Jane Clifton is a genuine show-business all-rounder. Actress, singer and, more recently, published crime novelist, Jane is often asked if there is anything she can’t do, to which she simply […]

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  • Jane Gilmore

    Jane Gilmore

    Jane Gilmore was the founding editor of The King’s Tribune, which started as a small newsletter in an Elwood wine bar and over seven years, turned into a national magazine […]

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  • Jane Gleeson-White

    Jane Gleeson-White

    Jane Gleeson-White is freelance writer and speaker based in Sydney. She has an honours degree in English literature, a Bachelor of Economics and a PhD in Creative Writing, and is […]

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  • Jill Stark

    Jill Stark

    With a passion for equality, social justice and mental health, Jill Stark is fascinated by the complexity of the human experience and has a unique ability to bring the issues […]

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  • John Marsden

    John Marsden is the author of titles including So Much to Tell You, Letters From the Inside, and the much celebrated Tomorrow series, adapted for film in 2010. From a […]

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  • Judy Horacek

    Judy Horacek

    Judy Horacek is an award winning Australian cartoonist, children’s book illustrator and writer, known for her wonderful sense of humour and her strong sense of equality and social justice. Her […]

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  • Kate McLennan

    Kate McLennan

    Kate McLennan is an award-winning comedian, actress and writer. Her recent projects include co-writing and starring in Get Krack!n, The Katering Show and Bleak: The Web Series, which launched on […]

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  • Khadija Glba

    Khadija Gbla

    Differences in culture and background are simply that – differences. Not better or worse, simply different. Khadija Gbla is a cultural consultant and peer educator with unmatched ability to bridge […]

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  • Lauren Burns

    Lauren Burns

    Lauren Burns created sporting history by winning the first Olympic gold medal for Taekwondo when the sport made its debut at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The nation watched as […]

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  • Mariam Issa

    Mariam Issa

    Speaker, author, storyteller, community builder. At age 30, Mariam Issa moved to a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, from her Somali homeland with her husband, four children and a fifth on […]

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  • Mariam Veiszadeh

    Mariam Veiszadeh

    Mariam Veiszadeh is a lawyer, diversity & inclusion practitioner, advocate and a social commentator, and in 2016 was named the Fairfax Daily Life Woman of the Year. Proud of her […]

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  • Mary Delahunty

    Hon Mary Delahunty GAICD

    Mary Delahunty has a strong and respected voice in public affairs, media and the women’s movement. An accomplished speaker her storied career success has been built on the mantra: You […]

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  • Maxine McKew

    Maxine McKew has a background in journalism and politics. For many years she was a familiar face to ABC TV viewers and was anchor of prestigious programmes such as Lateline […]

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  • Michelle Gallaher

    Michelle Gallaher

    Michelle Gallaher is a Melbourne-based award winning entrepreneur, author and advocate for the Australian health technology sector and for women in science, technology, engineering maths and medicine (STEMM). Australia is […]

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  • Michelle Law

    Michelle Law

    Michelle Law is a writer and actor based in Sydney, Australia. She writes for print, film and television, and theatre. She wrote the play Single Asian Female, which had sold out […]

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  • Nakkiah Lui

    Nakkiah Lui

    Nakkiah Lui is a writer/actor and Gamillaroi/Torres Strait Islander woman. She was a cowriter and star of ABC’s Black Comedy. She has been an artist in residence at Griffin Theatre Company […]

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  • Nyadol Nyuon Speaking Out

    Nyadol Nyuon

    Nyadol Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished public speaker. Nyadol Nyuon was born in a refugee camp in Itang, Ethiopia, and raised in Kakuma Refugee camp, Kenya. […]

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  • Rabia Siddique

    Rabia Siddique

    Rabia Siddique is an international humanitarian lawyer, retired British Army senior officer, former war crimes and terrorism prosecutor and hostage survivor. She has undertaken humanitarian aid work in Asia, South […]

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  • Randa Abdel-Fattah

    Dr. Randa Abdel-Fattah

    Dr. Randa Abdel-Fattah is a prominent Australian author, academic, human rights advocate, former lawyer and mother of four children. She has been nominated for Sweden’s 2019 Astrid Lindgren Award, the […]

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  • Sally Morris

    Sally Morris

    Sally Morris is on a mission to prevent suicide and improve the mental health of LGBTIQ people and communities.  With an academic and professional background in human services, Sally has […]

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  • Sally Warhaft

    Sally Warhaft

    Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, The Fifth Estate, now in its fifth year. She is a […]

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  • Samantha Gash

    Samantha Gash

    Authentic. Personable. Empowering. Marathon runner Samantha Gash’s heartfelt story brings people on a journey of transformation, humanity and incredible will power. Samantha took the ultimate challenge and entered the 4 […]

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  • Shelley Ware

    Shelley Ware

    Shelley Ware is a proud Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman from Adelaide, South Australia, who currently lives in Melbourne. For the past decade or so, Shelley has worked in the media […]

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  • Sisonke Msimang bio photo for Speaking Out

    Sisonke Msimang

    Sisonke Msimang is the author of Always Another Country: A memoir of Exile and Home (Text, 2018). She is a South African writer, living in Perth, whose work focuses on […]

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  • Tanya Ha

    Tanya Ha

    Tanya Ha is an award-winning environmentalist, best-selling author, broadcaster, science journalist and sustainable living advocate. More hip than hippie, she makes sustainability and science easier to understand and is best […]

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  • Tara Moss

    Tara Moss is an author, journalist, TV documentary presenter, speaker, human rights advocate and anti-cyberbullying campaigner. She is currently host, co-executive producer and co-writer of Cyberhate with Tara Moss on the […]

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  • Tracey Spicer Speaking Out Speakers Agency Bio shot

    Tracey Spicer

    Tracey Spicer AM is a multiple Walkley Award winning author, journalist and broadcaster who has anchored national programs for ABC TV and radio, Network Ten and Sky News. The national co-founder […]

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  • Vanessa Doake

    Vanessa Doake

    Vanessa is a co-founder & COO of Code Like a Girl, a social enterprise driving change in the tech industry and inspiring a new generation of girls to pursue coding careers. […]

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  • Zoya Patel

    Zoya Patel

    Zoya Patel is a writer and editor, who has been vocal on issues relating to feminism and multiculturalism since she was a teenager. Zoya is the former editor of Lip Magazine, […]

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  • Alice Pung

    Alice Pung

    Alice Pung is an award-winning author, journalist, lawyer and educator from Melbourne. Her non-fiction books Unpolished Gem, Her Father’s Daughter and Growing Up Asian in Australia have been set texts […]

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  • Tammy Van Wisse

    Tammy van Wisse

    Tammy van Wisse is sheer inspiration. She has swum one-and-a-half times around the planet, setting six world records – five of which are still current. ‘There are no boundaries,’ says […]

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