Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay CampusSummary:
Tasmanian women leaders discuss this year's theme: An equal world is an enabled world.
- Kym Goodes - CEO, Tasmanian Council of Social Service
- Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas - Tasmania's Australian of the Year
- Caroline Sharpen - CEO, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
- Distinguished Professor Maggie Walter - palawa community, University of Tasmania
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.
International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. The United Nations designated 8 March as International Women’s Day in 1975, later adopting a resolution calling on nations to annually mark a day for Women's Rights and International Peace.
Since 2013, the University of Tasmania has marked this occasion with a public lecture or forum featuring those who have contributed to the advancement of women.
A panel of Tasmanian women leaders will discuss this year's theme: An equal world is an enabled world, or #EachforEqual.
Refreshments from 5.30pm.
Moderated by Dr Louise Grimmer
University of Tasmania
Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas
Marine, Antarctic and climate scientist; 2020 Tasmania Australian of the Year
Chief Executive Officer, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Distinguished Professor Maggie Walter - palawa from the larger Tasmanian Aboriginal Briggs family and former Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aboriginal Leadership
Chairwoman, East Coast Tourism and outgoing Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Council of Social Service