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

L-R: Serena Williams, Amanda Story, Katherine Jones PSM, Dr Caroline Hughes, Sarah Collins, Ngaire Crawford, Alison Frame

On 1 March, we held an International Women's Day special breakfast to celebrate all women across the public and private sectors and the exceptional work that they do. With the theme #EmbraceEquity, we heard from a stellar line up of panellists who shared their insights on what it truly means to embrace equity within their own sphere of influence in the public sector.

We were pleased to have Dr Caroline Hughes, proud Ngunnawal woman and Executive Director of the Collections Services Group at AIATSIS, Alison Frame, Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Sarah Collins, First Assistant Director-General of Portfolio and Transformation at the Australian Signals Directorate, and Ngaire Crawford, Insight Director at Isentia. We also had Serena Williams, Ngunnawal elder, who welcomed everyone to country and Amanda Story, Partner and Government Leader, MinterEllison, Canberra for the vote of thanks. The event was hosted by Katherine Jones PSM, Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department and IPAA ACT President.

Transcript – a copy of the transcript is available here.
Video – a video of the event is below or can be viewed on the IPAA ACT Vimeo channel.



Tier 1 corporate partners


Tier 2 corporate partner

Digital content partner

In-kind partner

IPAA ACT acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Contact IPAA

ABN: 24 656 727 375
Phone: (02) 6154 9800
Unit 4A, 16 National Circuit,
Barton ACT 2600

Postal Address

PO Box 4349
Kingston ACT 2604

Subscribe to IPAA

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive information about upcoming events, initiatives and activities.