NSW Women's Week 2024

Monday 4 March to Sunday 10 March

Illustrations of various women in a purple spotlight

NSW Women's Week

NSW Women’s Week, set to kick off from Monday 4 March to Sunday 10 March, promises a dynamic series of events, focusing on inclusivity and celebrating the achievements of women across NSW.

This year's events will showcase the remarkable stories and accomplishments of women and girls from diverse backgrounds, including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)
  • those living with disability
  • LGBTIQA+
  • those living in regional, rural and remote NSW.

The week-long celebration will connect, celebrate, and pay tribute to women through a series of engaging events being delivered thanks to the NSW Women's Week grants program and culminates with the announcement of the winners of the NSW Women of the Year Awards 2024.

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NSW Women's Week 2024 Events

Women NSW are proud to support a program of events designed to celebrate, connect and honour the women and girls in our lives. There is something for women and girls of all ages and backgrounds, and we encourage the public to find out what is happening in their communities and get involved.

DateActivityDescriptionOrganisation / Location
Saturday 2 - Sunday 10 MarchLake Mac Women in Sport Festival

The Lake Mac Women’s Sport Festival is a week-long celebration of the relationship of women and sport. This inclusive festival offers something for everyone, with an extensive program that caters to sporting newcomers, aspiring professional athletes, coaches, administrators and anyone who wants to challenge themselves and take on a new sport. 

Jodie Harrison MP Minister for Women will be in attendance.

Find out more

Lake Macquarie City Council

Sunday 3 March

10am-2pm

'Try a Sport' Family Day

A one-day event that brings the community and local sporting groups and organisations together to encourage the community to try a new a sport to rekindle the love of sport.

Jodie Harrison MP Minister for Women will be in attendance.

Find out more

Lake Macquarie City Council

Monday 4 March

10am - 3pm

Armidale International Women's Day event

This joint event with Armidale Zonta, Healthwise and Guyra Evening CWA will feature a keynote presentation by Jodie Harrison MP Minister for Women, followed by a panel session.

Don't miss the launch of the Rural Women's Gathering History Book and the announcement of the host town for the Rural Women's Gathering 2024!

 

Armidale Zonta, Healthwise and Guyra Evening CWA, Armidale

Monday 4 - Saturday 9 March

Live broadcast from 7am - 8am, with repeats from 5pm - 6pm

TechTrailblazers: Women Thriving in the Digital Age - Radio Series

A 6-episode bilingual radio series delving into the stories of inspiring CALD women who have harnessed the power of information technology to break free from traditional gender roles and empower themselves. It will explore how they’ve used technology and innovation to become entrepreneurs, change-makers, and leaders in their fields.

Tune into 92.1FM during the times specified, or livestream the broadcast from 2MFM.org

2mfm

Tuesday 5 March

7:15am - 9am

Women in Sport Inspirational Breakfast

This event has sold out!

A celebration of women, their versatility, ferocity and success as Lake Macquarie Council hosts Liz Ellis AO at the 2024 Lake Mac Inspirational Women in Sport Breakfast. 

Jodie Harrison MP Minister for Women will be in attendance.
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Lake Macquarie City Council

Tuesday 5 March

10am

Women in Rice Coleambally Networking Event

In partnership with Rice Growers Association, Murrumbidgee Council will deliver a Women in Rice networking event. The event will include a visit to a local rice farm with prominent female rice grower and tour of rice feed mill in Coleambally with female leadership staff, followed by lunch with guest speaker.

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Murrumbidgee Council, Coleambally

Tuesday 5 March

11am-2pm

Fostering support for women

A one-day event for culturally and linguistically diverse women focusing on improving their health and wellbeing through professional speakers, targeting mental health, anxiety, depression and trauma from war and resettlement. Entertainment will also target mental wellbeing.

Contact: (02) 9750 5514

Melkite Charitable Foundation, Greenacre

Tuesday 5 March

3:30pm-8:30pm

Weaving Strength and Diversity through the Generations of Women: A Celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in Business & Community

An afternoon of cultural immersion connecting Indigenous girls and women of all ages and diverse backgrounds, followed by a special evening of celebration. The event promotes the resilience and leadership that exists among Indigenous Women and how economic opportunity can change the life of women, families and entire communities.

Jodie Harrison MP Minister for Women will be in attendance.


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NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Inc., Rutherford

Wednesday 6 - Saturday 9 March    Floral Arranging and High Tea

A fun and social evening with a High Tea and a Floral Arranging Workshop presented by local businesses with participants taking home a vase of flowers they have created. Will be held in four locations across Greater Hume Council.

Find out more.

Greater Hume Council, Holbrook

Wednesday 6 March

6pm-9pm

Wellbeing Through Art

Presented by Accessible Arts in partnership with the Art Gallery of NSW, this engaging hybrid event will explore ‘Wellbeing Through Art’. Learn from comedian Celia Pacquola, clinical psychologist Jane Miskovic-Wheatley and dancer Laura Osweiler as they explore the myriad benefits of art through discussing health, wellbeing and diverse creative expression. 

This sensory-friendly evening event will be wheelchair accessible, live captioned and Auslan interpreted.

Jodie Harrison MP Minister for Women will be in attendance.

Find out more

Accessible Arts, Sydney

Wednesday 6 - Thursday 7 MarchWomen in the Riverina Forum - Sharing stories and actions that empower us as custodians and farmers

Hay Landcare will conduct a forum aimed at women on the land.
‍The forum will engage local women in a program of discussions, farm walks, academic insights and workshops focused on kick starting programs at a range of scales.

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Hay Trees On Plains Landcare Group Inc., Hay

Wednesday 6 March

Count Us In - Diversity is strong and invincible

10am - 1pm

This event provides opportunities for diverse women of Greater Western Sydney to experience International Women’s Day celebrations that are tailored for them including keynote speakers with lived experience of economic empowerment and leadership, the launch of the More Voices report, world café style discussions, lunch, and entertainment. 

Jodie Harrison MP Minister for Women will be in attendance.

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Settlement Services International, Parramatta

Wednesday 6 March

6:30pm - 9pm

Girls Can’t Surf Film Screening with Q&A

It’s the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluoro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos. GIRLS CAN’T SURF follows the journey of a band of renegade surfers who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever. Following the screening, there will be an Q and A session with former pro surfers Jodie Cooper and Pauline Menzcar, led by local journalist Jess Rouse.

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Lake Macquarie City Council

Thursday 7 March

7:30am - 10:30am

NSW Women of the Year Awards 2024 Ceremony

The ceremony will announce the recipients of the NSW Women of the Year Awards 2024 .

Jodie Harrison MP Minister for Women will be in attendance.

Read about the finalists and watch the Ceremony livestream from 7:30am!

Women NSW, International Convention Centre Sydney

Thursday 7 March

3:30pm - 4:30pm

 

Cougars, Grannies & Old Bags: Calling Out Portrayals of Older Women in Popular Culture - Webinar

Join Older Women's Network (OWN) for this free webinar which will examine how older women are portrayed in popular culture and why these stereotypes entrench discrimination in ways which have real-life consequences.

Featuring Australian Journalist, Author and Feminist Jane Gilmour and the Citizen Researchers documenting representation of older women.

Find out more 

OWN

Thursday 7 March

5:30pm - 7pm

2024 International Women’s Day Panel Event - Sydney School of Entrepreneurship

When women are empowered to have their own voice, agency, and meaningful participation in economic decision-making at all levels of society, everyone benefits.

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) invites you to join a fun evening and meaningful conversations to examine fresh pathways for economic inclusion and investment accelerate progress for women and girls everywhere!

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SSE, Sydney

Thursday 7 March

6:30pm

Empower Me

This event has reached capacity!

Young teens and their parent or carer can attend a free empowering evening to improve self-confidence, health, wellbeing and participation within the community.

Parents and carers can attend a Women’s health information session, allowing them to become informed about how to maintain personal health while the young teenagers will be learning through hands on experience how to correctly use skin care products that are right for their skin type.

Narrabri & District Community Aid Service Inc, Narrabri

Friday 8 MarchInternational Women’s Day

The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is 'Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.' When women are given equal opportunities to earn, learn and lead, they thrive and so do entire communities. How can you show your support to women and girls in your life?

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Worldwide
Friday 8 MarchAnzac Memorial - International Women's Day 2024

The Anzac Memorial is holding a series of free special events to commemorate and recognise women who have contributed to the defence of Australia in conflicts and peacekeeping missions.

  • 10am – 10.15am Commemorative Service.
  • 10.20am  – 10.50am Live Reading - In their Words
  • 11.30am  – 12.15pm Lecture - Women in Aviation
  • 12.15 – 1pm Talk on the Royal Women’s Australian Army Corp.

Jodie Harrison MP Minister for Women will be in attendance.

Find out more

Sydney

Friday 8 March 

5pm - 8pm

Anzac Memorial - International Women's Day 2024

The NSW Office for Veterans Affairs is hosting a special networking evening for current and former serving women in Australian Defence Force.

Spaces are limited.

Jodie Harrison MP Minister for Women will be in attendance.

Find out more

Sydney
Friday 8 MarchCelebrating Women in Construction

This event has reached capacity!

The Master Builders Association of NSW networking breakfast will celebrate and showcase the participation of women in NSW Construction. The event will provide an opportunity to share experiences and empower women to make informed choices about career pathway options available for Women in Construction.

Find out more

Master Builders Association of New South Wales, Norwest

Friday 8 March

10:30am - 12pm

Leading Change - A Forum for Women with Disability in Leadership - 

Join this empowering leadership event designed to celebrate women and gender diverse people with disability. This dynamic community dedicated to ‘leading change’ will come together to learn, unite and break down barriers as they explore resilience, inclusion, and success. 

This is an online event.

Find out more

People with Disability Australia, Online

Friday 8 March

11am - 4pm

Femme-Fest

Femme-Fest is an empowering celebration, dedicated to recognising the efforts and history of individuals who identify as women. This event aims to foster inclusivity, through welcoming local community members as well as university students, offering a platform to showcase talent and empower women to embrace their full potential.

Find out more.

University of Newcastle Students' Association, Callaghan

Friday 8 March

5pm - 9pm

Lake Mac Women in Sport -  International Women's Day skate-a-thon! 

This evening is designed to celebrate women and community, and encourage women and girls to try new things or revisit old passions, be world beaters and enjoy a cinematic classic.

Community Skate Bank: Chuffed skates and 80's Skaties have loan skates ready for any newcomers to try out the thrill of skating.

What's on
5pm - 7.30pm - DJ N3bula on the MAP mima stage.
6.15pm - 6.45pm - Roller Derby demo with Newcastle Roller Derby League (NRDL)
7pm - 7.30pm - Roller dance workshop. 
7.30pm - Attempt the World’s Longest Conga Line on Quad Skates.
8pm - Xanadu film screening: SOLD OUT

Find out more

Lake Macquarie City Council

Friday 8 March

7pm-11pm

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Women's Health

To celebrate International Women’s Day, ACON will present a free ticketed event at the iconic Sculpture Terrace at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. The evening will feature live music, performance and creative engagements led by LGBTQ+ women artists.

This event will provide an opportunity for LGBTQ+ women and allies to gather in a dynamic social space, showcase health and wellbeing resources and officially launch ACON’s online resource, ‘Word on the Sheets’, a website designed to empower LGBTQ+ women to take control of their sexual health and wellbeing.

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ACON, The Rocks

Saturday 9 March

10am

Lake Mac Women in Sport - Leadership and Careers Expo

Featuring Chloe Dalton OAM and Belinda Clark AO, the Leadership and Careers Expo is designed to explore the career opportunities for women in sport-both on and off the field.

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Lake Macquarie City Council

Saturday 9 March

11am

Laughter at the Lake

Laughter sees no differences.  A laughter workshop and high tea will be held in conjunction with the Lake Woorabinda Festival to encourage women and girls to get together to laugh, celebrate, relax, and focus on their wellbeing.

Contact: 0439 565 122

Carrathool Shire Council, Hillston

Sunday 10 March

9:30am - 4:30pm

A Celebration of Western Sydney Women Writers

This full-day event invites female identifying people of Western Sydney to participate in literary activities that empower them to find their own voice and build confidence to share their stories.

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WestWords, Parramatta

Wednesday 13 March

12pm - 1pm

International Women’s Day: Overcoming adversity in business - Webinar

Hosted by Liz Nable, former TV news reporter turned small business owner, and Antoinette Colbran, Executive Director of Benchmark Experts, this TAFE NSW Women in Business webinar will explore the challenges of balancing life and business, overcoming financial adversity, and reflect on the common themes of financial disadvantage women face today and throughout history. 

Find out more

TAFE NSW Women in Business

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NSW Women of the Year Awards 2024

The Awards shine the spotlight on women and girls whose determination, bravery, skill and passion should be celebrated and shared.

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