Introducing our IWD 2018 speakers

Introducing our IWD 2018 speakers

Check our powerful lineup of incredible women.

BY Business Chicks, 3 min READ
 

Here’s who will be joining us on stage at our International Women’s Day events this year!

Tracey Spicer, Clementine Ford, Amna Karra Hassan, Gillian Triggs and Dr. Anita Heiss along with host Yumi Stynes will be tackling #PressForProgress – the theme for International Women’s Day in 2018 – over two events in Melbourne and Sydney.

Last year’s IWD theme was ‘Be Bold For Change,’ and didn’t we see that resonate around the world as women with came together with the #metoo movement and to expose the predatory behaviour of men like Harvey Weinstein and locally, Don Burke. This year has already begun as a pivotal one for women (thanks Oprah!), and we can’t wait to hear from our powerful lineup of extraordinary women who are already pushing for progress in their different fields.

Our powerful lineup

Tracey Spicer fights for women. She was behind the investigation into sexual harassment in the Australian Media Industry that triggered the investigations into Don Burke. She rallies for change and takes action, and she’s seriously funny too.

Clementine Ford is a writer, speaker, and feminist thinker. She’s leading a generation of women and girls to raise their voices and fight against a world that continues to be unequal for women.

Amna Karra Hassan is an agent of change. She founded the first AFL Women’s team in Western Sydney, widely recognised for bringing together the community. Off the field, she works for the Australian Federal Police and is responsible for driving cultural change within the AFP.

Dr. Anita Heiss does a lot of good. She is a Wiradjuri woman, a brilliant author and she wants to help people understand the diversity and reality of Indigenous Australia in the 21st Century.

Gillian Triggs is the former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. She is resolute in her fight for protecting the world’s most vulnerable. She wants women to be a little less polite and challenge more openly and strongly than ever before.

Yumi Stynes knows how to get women talking and is not afraid to dive head-first into the topics we tend to avoid. She’s worked in media for two decades, is a master juggler and knows the power of a good belly laugh.

We’d love for you to join us to raise a glass to women everywhere and be part of a discussion about what comes next. Surround yourself with the energy of hundreds of people who want the world to be a good one for women. Gather your girlfriends, host your clients, surprise your team or come alone. Don’t miss this pillar event – it’s a sell-out every year!

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