8 March


UNSW events celebrating IWD 2017

Event Details

International Women's Day Breakfast

Be Bold for Change: Sexual Violence,
Women's Rights, Women's Power                                                         
  • When: 8:30 - 9:30 am, Wednesday 8 March
  • Where: Library Lawn (C21)
  • Speakers will include Professor Rosalind Dixon, joint lead for the Grand Challenge on Inequality; Professor Eileen Baldry, Chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Board; Professor Laura Poole-Warren, Gender Diversity Champion; and Professor Andrea Durbach, Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre.

Athena SWAN Gender Equity Survey
  • When: 8 March - 22 March
  • The survey will be launched by President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs, on Wednesday 8 March to coincide with IWD. The survey is open to all staff, including casuals, and explores issues around: workplace culture; participation and promotion; training and career development; flexible work; and parenting and career responsibilities.

'A Day in the Life' Series
  • A feature series in which UNSW women - both professional and academic - give a first hand acount of what they pack into a typical work day, from wake to sleep.

Dress for Success Charity Clothing Drive
  • When: Monday 6 - Wednesday 15 March
  • Where: Donations can be made at locations across the Kensington Campus
  • UNSW is once again undertaking a clothing drive at the Kensington Campus to support the charity Dress for Success. The Dress for Success mission is to improve the employability of women in need, by providing them with professional clothing suitable for interview and to wear to work.

Kirby Institute International Women's Day Lunch

Women in Research:
Bold Perspectives. Positive Change
  • When: 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Tuesday 7 March
  • Where: Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building (C27)

Women & Super - Bridging the Gap
  • When: 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Tuesday 14 March
  • Where: Council Chambers, Ground Floor, Chancellery Building (C22)
  • This session is suitable for women of all ages who would like to develop a better understanding of financial matters and be more active in managing their retirement savings.

Women of Colour Tea and Talks
  • When: 12:00 pm, Tuesday 7 March
  • Where: Ethno-cultural Room, Arc Precinct, off Basser Steps (D17)
  • The Ethno-cultural and Women's Collectives invite women of colour to a tea and talks event on the eve of International Women's Day. The Discussion group, led by SRC Ethno-cultural Officer Cindy El Sayed, willl focus on intersectionality: what it means and how to ensure it's maintain at the core of the Feminist movement.

Film screening: She's Beautiful When She's Angry
  • When: 6:00 for 6:15 pm start, Wednesday 8 March
  • Where: Red Centre Theatre, G0001 (H13)
  • To celebrate International Women's Day, the SRC Women's Collective will be hosting a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary She's Beautiful When's She's Angry. Following the movie you'll have the opportunity to stay on for a discussion group about the film's main themes.

To find out if your faculty / division / school / unit is hosting an event, visit your events page.