International Women’s Day: 8 March 2023


Celebrating women every day and particularly on International Women's Day (IWD). The Australian National University seeks to engage with the important conversations about gender equity and the issues facing women in all walks of life.

Women's global activism

ANU female scholars are advocating for a better understanding of women's activism across the Middle East.

Identity after trauma

Kate Western's research explores what happens to someone's identity when they experience sexual assault.

The manosphere code

Brooke Franklin-Paddock is cracking the 'manosphere' code and the psychology behind the appeal.

2023 Susan Ryan Oration

Watch Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher's address for the Susan Ryan Oration for 2023.

Women in STEM Workshop

Hosted by ANU Women in STEM, College of Science and College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics.

Morning Tea on #IWD

Research School of Chemistry celebrating the achievements of female-identifying colleagues in science and #EmbraceEquity

Law Reform Event

The Hon Helen Murrell SC and author/lawyer Katrina Marson discuss the treatment of sexual assault survivors in the ACT.

ANU Law Breakfast

Connect and meet inspiring women lawyers from across the ACT region.

Cracking the Code

ANU Visiting Fellow Erin O’Brien on using ‘political investorism’ for gender equity & addressing global women’s issues.

Gender Justice Beyond Aus

A panel discussion on the fight for gender justice beyond Australia.

Women in leadership

Four women in Astronomy, Engineering, & Physics discuss importance of female leadership. Don't miss this inspiring event

Pamela Denoon Lecture

Delivered by Marie Coleman AO PSM on the topic 'Reflections on feminism – past, present and future'

Cracking the code:

Join ANU Women's Alumni Network and ANU School of Cybernetics to discuss the importance of this year's IWD2023 theme.

Gender Institute

The Institute connects and promotes work on gender, sexuality and inequality in research, education and outreach.

Past IWD Events

Check out the events from last year and catch up on the recordings if you missed out!


The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership works to help create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier.