International Women’s Day 2023 – Embracing Equity in the Public Sector

International Women’s Day is back! Join us for a special breakfast event on Wednesday 1 March 2023.

The theme for IWD 2023 is #EmbraceEquity. Hear from a stellar line up of diverse voices to discuss what  it truly means to embrace equity within their own sphere of influence in the public sector. Exploring bold ideas and transformative leadership to forge a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable and inclusive, and how innovation and embracing new technologies can accelerate progress towards a gender equal future. This is in line with this year's United Nations Women Australia's IWD theme 'Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future'.

We are pleased to have Katherine Jones PSM, Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department and IPAA ACT President hosting the event. Dr Caroline Hughes, proud Ngunnawal woman and Executive Director, Collections Services Group at AIATSIS will be joining the panel discussion along with Alison Frame, Secretary, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Sarah Collins, First Assistant Director-General of Portfolio and Transformation, Australian Signals Directorate and Ngaire Crawford, Insight Director, Isentia. 

Katherine Jones PSM (Host)
Attorney-General’s Department
IPAA ACT President
Dr Caroline Hughes (Panellist)
Executive Director, Collections Services Group

Alison Frame (Panellist)
Department of Veterans' Affairs 

Sarah Collins (Panellist)
First Assistant Director-General
Portfolio and Transformation
Australian Signals Directorate

Ngaire Crawford (Panellist)
Insight Director

Amanda Story (Vote of thanks)
Partner, Government Leader
MinterEllison, Canberra


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Event Details

Event Date Wednesday 1 March 2023
Arrival Time 7:00 AM AEDT
Formalities 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM AEDT
Members Price $110
Non-Members Price $220
Venue Hotel Realm, Barton
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive


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