Business Chicks International Women’s Day event
When: March 8 2021
Where: Sydney, Australia
What are you doing in March next year – on Monday 8 March, to be exact?
You might be slumped at your desk with a dose of Monday blues, sipping a lukewarm flat white … or you could be at a live Business Chicks International Women’s Day event in Sydney with thousands of amazing women just like you!
You’re invited to join Business Chicks on IWD in person for one of the most popular events on the Business Chicks calendar. It’s pure magic when women come together to celebrate women en masse.
This event is not just about celebrating, though: being a woman in today’s world is still no picnic. COVID has highlighted just how much women contribute from our healthcare workers to the world’s greatest leaders. Women are still also disproportionately carry burdens and face injustices and mistreatment all over the globe.
2021’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge – because from challenge comes change.
As individuals, we can choose to challenge and call out bias and inequality, and we can also choose to celebrate each other’s achievements. We believe that collectively, we can create an inclusive world.
And collectively, Business Chicks are going to have a brilliant time with three powerful speakers next International Women’s Day – Aminata Conteh-Biger, Jane Caro AM and Teela Reid.
It’ll be a Monday to look forward to and highlight of your 2021.
TIME AND DATE: Monday 8 March 2020 8am-10:30am
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency, 161 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Jane Caro, AM
You might know Jane from her quick-witted, razor-sharp commentary on ABC’s The Drum, Seven’s Sunrise or her podcast Women with Clout; the Walkley-Award-winning columnist, broadcaster and feminist has also written 12 books (her latest, Accidental Feminist, is a triumph).
Every time Jane speaks at a Business Chicks event, she fires us up and makes us all laugh-cry – and love ourselves a little more.
Aminata’s backstory is unthinkable: kidnapped by rebels in Sierra Leone aged just 18, she was miraculously freed and was one of the first Sierra Leone refugees to be settled in Australia.
Determined to turn her trauma into a force for good, today she’s fighting to improve the health and well-being of mothers and children in Sierra Leone as founder and CEO of non-profit Aminata Maternal Foundation. Her smile is infectious and her story is remarkable (as is her book, Rising Heart – read it now!).
Proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman Teela is a lawyer, activist and storyteller.
She was awarded the 2020 UNSW Young Achiever for her contributions to the community and advocacy as a working group leader on s 51(xxvi) of the Constitution of Australia – also known as ‘race power’.
She’s also the leading advocate behind Walama Court, a proposal to establish an Aboriginal sentencing court at the NSW District Court jurisdiction.
And she was awarded the Daisy Utemorrah Award for her unpublished manuscript Our Matriarchs Matter, a tribute to the Aboriginal women that have shaped her life. She’s done all that on top of her role at Legal Aid NSW.