International Women's Day

1:00pm Saturday, 10 March 2018
3:00pm Thursday, 15 March 2018
Networking Events
Sheldon Event Center
43-77 Taylor Road
Sheldon, Queensland 4157


International Women's Day campaign theme for 2018 is #PressforProgress. With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away, there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. International Women's Day is not country, group or organization specific, this day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. We hope that you can join us at one or both of the upcoming events to celebrate International Women's Day.


Join us for our 11th Annual International Women's Day High Tea

Saturday 10th March, 1.00pm to 5.00pm - Sheldon Event Centre

Guest speaker - Mia Freedman from Mamamia
Music by Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts
Fashion Parade by Urban Outlet
2 x MEGA raffle draws - Holiday & Thermomix
Lots of new Market Stalls
Lucky door prizes

International Women’s Day is an important time to come together and acknowledge our achievements, as well as highlight the important work still to be done to create a better world for women. To celebrate International Women's Day, CommBank's Women in Focus are hosting events in capital cities and regional centres around Australia.
At each event, we’ll come together to fundraise and support community initiatives that empower women through education, business incubators and financial literacy programs. We’ll be joined by inspiring speakers who are thought leaders in their fields, all working to build better communities.
United together, we believe we have the power to lift each other up, and make a lasting impact on improving the quality of life of women and their families.


Speakers: Dr Kirstin Ferguson (Professional Company Director) & Julie McKay (Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, PwC Australia)

Kirstin is one of Australia’s leading company directors with experience on ASX100, ASX200 boards, private company, government-owned corporations and not-for-profit boards. Her current board appointments include the ABC and Layne Beachley’s Aim for the Stars Foundation. Kirstin also sits on the Advisory Board of the female tech start-up incubator, SheStarts. In 2017, she created the global #CelebratingWomen movement, which was widely recognised for making women role models more visible. 

Before joining PwC as a Partner, Julie McKay was the Executive Director of UN Women Australia for nearly 10 years working to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment globally. In recent years, she has also served as the Gender Advisor to the Chief of the Australian Defence Force, working to support the cultural change program within the ADF. Julie has held numerous board positions in the not-for-profit sector, is Chair of the Women’s College Council of the University of Sydney and convenes the QLD Male Champions of Change.


11th Annual International Women's High Tea Cost:

Women in Focus International Women's Day Lunch Cost:


(10 March 2018 - 1pm start - Sheldon Event Center)

(15 March 2018 - 12pm start - Queensland Cricketers' Club)

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Please register for the high tea here, and the lunch here. If you have any issues registering, please contact


High tea: $75
Lunch: $125