Celebrated around the world on 8 March, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a time for reflection and hope. And, for many minorities, it’s a day that highlights how much further we’ve got to go for true equality and inclusion.
I am lucky to be surrounded by kind, passionate and resilient women. When I was growing up, it never occurred to me that women were any other than equal to men. As an adult, I see or experience bias toward women almost every day.
For me, IWD is all about sharing inspiration, motivation and support. It reminds me of all the female leaders and colleagues who have influenced my career over the years. It motivates me to do better for the women within my community and for other women our actions can uplift. Supporting other women is what inspires me to employ and work with Eva and Alaryse. And part of why I enjoy partnering with strong female leaders around the world to drive good change.
So, for IWD 2023, we’d like to share resources that inspire, motivate and support…
A Podcasts of One’s Own – with Julia Gillard
Uninterrupted by Women’s Health Australia
Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons Julia Gillard, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (2020)
Questions of Travel, Michelle de Kretser (2013)
Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty (2014)
Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams), Anita Heiss (2022)
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (2013)
Women’s Agenda for news and views that matter to women
The Australian Resource Directory for Women Entrepreneurs
The Most Popular — and Impactful — HBR Articles of All Time
CSIROpedia #women – stories of women shaping innovation in Australia and around the world
UN Women Australia – for information about women’s rights and gender equality
Other resources and inspiring communities
1800RESPECT – Confidential information, counselling and support service
Verve Super – an ethical superfund for women, by women
Flying Fox Ventures – early stage capital for Australian & New Zealand companies
Coralus (formerly SheEO) – an ecosystem that supports, finances + celebrates women + non-binary folks
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