This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #choosetochallenge and will be shared with discussions around gender equality from some of the most inspirational women around the world. With many inspiring women living in Australia, some even from, or coming to Canberra this is the perfect opportunity to become more informed and network with other like-minded people

“From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.”


Canberra Labor Club – Thursday 11 March

Join the Canberra Labor Club in Belconnen for a 3-course dinner with drinks from 6pm and have the discussion about a gender equal world with inspiration guest speakers that choose to challenge the world we live in. Some speakers to look forward to include, Labor member for Ginninderra, Tara Cheyne, award-winning social justice journalist and author, Ginger Gorman and founder of Roundabout Canberra Hannah Andrevski. Tickets are $78pp with all funds going to support local charities, grab yours on their website.

UN Women Australia @ The National Convention Centre – Friday 5 March

This year UN Women Australia has announced the 2021 Australian of the Year, Grace Tame as the keynote speaker at their International Women’s Day celebrations. Running their own 2021 theme of #womenlead to highlight women in leadership, guests will hear incredible stories from women who inspire, lead and are committed to making a difference. The events will be presented as a nationwide lunch with Grace appearing in Sydney via life-stream across the country. Additionally, the entire event will also be available via a virtual platform, allowing guests to view a diverse range of speakers from all capital cities. Joining Canberra at 12:45pm will be CEO Australian Indigenous Governance institute, Michelle Deshong, and Australia’s Ambassador for Gender Equality, Julie-Ann Guivarra. Tickets are available here.

Canberra Multicultural Women’s Forum @ QT Hotel – Saturday 27 February

Spend your morning with breakfast and tea while listening to the inspiring words from Walkley-award winning journalist and TV presenter, Jan Fran and the Canberra Multicultural Women’s Forum. The event runs from 9-11am, book your tickets here.

Master Builders ACT @ Pialligo Estate – Tuesday 16 March

Enjoy a range of canapés and beverages followed by an outstanding lunch, created with local produce and Pialligo Estate’s extra touch, while you hear from inspirational Australian women. The event will run from 12-2:30pm and will feature race car driver, Emily Duggen and General Manager at Kane Constructions, Jo Farrell. Tickets are $130 for members and $140 for non-members and tables of 6 are available. Book yours in here.

Women in Media Canberra @ National Press Club – Thursday 4 March

Women in Media Canberra are hosting a special networking event featuring global anti-discrimination champion Elizabeth Broderick. From 6:30pm learn about Elizabeth’s global work promoting women’s right and have your chance to ask her questions during a Q&A session. Purchase your ticket here.

National Hockey Centre – Monday 1 March

It’s that time of year again to get back into the outdoor hockey season for 2021! Hockey ACT have their annual Come and Try Day coming in the coming weeks and invite women and girls to participate on March 1st from 6-8pm. In line with International Women’s Day this would be a great opportunity to uplift the women around you and have a go trying something new. Register now.