International Women’s Day: 8 March 2024


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

Close-up of Padma Raman. She is smiling and wearing a red shirt and a black jacket.

Women’s safety champion to deliver 2024 ANU Susan Ryan Oration

Women’s safety leader and advocate Ms Padma Raman will deliver the 2024 Susan Ryan Oration at The Australian National University (ANU) on 25 March.…


University's first Gender Equity Strategy

International Women's Day serves as a poignant reminder that there is an ongoing global struggle for gender equity and a need for concerted efforts…


2024 Pamela Denoon Lecture

Ambassador Stephanie Copus Campbell AM, an influential advocate for Gender Equality, will be delivering the 2024 Pamela Denoon Lecture.


International Women’s Day panel discussion: Inspire inclusion

Join Associate Professor Alessandra Capezio (ANU Research School of Management), Dr Jenny Gordon (Lowy Institute) and Professor Katie Steele (ANU…


Brains and bellies: In menopause, bigger can sometimes mean better

In his doctoral research Dr Ananthan Ambikairajah found that women can't actually blame menopause for weight gain.

Padma Raman PSM

Susan Ryan Oration

The 2024 Susan Ryan Oration will be delivered by Ms Padma Raman PSM, Executive Director of the Office for Women (OFW) at the Department of the Prime…


IWD breakfast at CoL

Join ANU College of Law colleagues for a special breakfast event where you can connect with inspiring lawyers from the ACT region.


Elizabeth Blower’s oar-inspiring effort to raise money for women’s rowing

This ANU staff member is on a mission to raise money for her local club, and women’s sport, one stroke at a time.



Join us as we celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) with a series of empowering events focused on Women in Tech! From inspiring panel discussions…


Colour in Canberra

SiTara’s Story and ANU Women Alumni Network are collaborating to present a ONE-day Conference on Sunday 25 February. The Conference will be a…


Masterclass: Invest in women, accelerate progress

Join us for an engaging conversation between Danielle Dobson, CPA and author of Breaking the Gender Code and Catherine Birchall, founder of Money 101…


Reflections on International Women's Day

Please join the Agrifood Innovation Institute and the ARC Training Centre for Future Crops Developmentto celebrate International Women's Day on…


Feminist and Intersectional Interventions in Jazz Leadership Roles

The history of leadership roles within jazz performance and recording has traditionally reflected the broader gendered dynamics of jazz culture…

Female statue on the waterfront with a city skyline behind her

Here’s three history-making Australian women you may not have heard of but should know

Women not getting credit when credit’s due? Sounds familiar. That’s why you should meet the Australian women who have helped to shape our nation’s…

Michelle Ryan at lectern

Why a global day for women matters – today and everyday

Looking for a gender issue to fight for this International Women’s Day? Michelle Ryan outlines plenty to choose from.