This year, IPAA Victoria showcased the unique status, cultures and contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have demonstrated in driving bold ideas, inclusive opportunities and transformational change.
IPAA Victoria International Women’s Day Gala Dinner is one of IPAA Victoria’s flagship events. This sell-out event reaches a wide diversity and cross-section of the public purpose sector and is a wonderful opportunity to rejoice, support, network and inspire women across the public purpose sector.
International Women’s Day is a global day commemorating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality and has become a time to reflect on progress and a time to celebrate every woman globally.
IPAA Victoria recognises the important role First Nations women have in not only Aboriginal communities, but broader society, and their critical involvement in driving positive change and improving gender inequality. Along with IPAA Victoria’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee, IPAA Victoria will showcase the unique status, cultures and contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have demonstrated and continue to demonstrate and their continued leadership in driving bold ideas, inclusive opportunities, and transformational change. This theme is our interpretation of the UN Women Australia’s International Women’s Day theme for 2023 which is ‘Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future’. This theme highlights the role that bold ideas, transformative leadership, inclusive technologies, and accessible education can play in combatting discrimination, barriers to equality and the marginalisation of women globally.
With the work of Yoorrook well underway and the imminent commencement of treaty negotiations between the Victorian Government and Aboriginal Victorian communities, IPAA Victoria considers this event is a timely opportunity to explore further the impact of treaty and truth-telling across different sectors, and how the innovation underpinning these nation-leading processes will support gender equity and transform the lives of all First Peoples in Victoria.
IPAA Victoria led a momentous treaty and truth-telling discussion with esteemed First Nations Elders and leaders at International Women’s Day Gala Dinner.
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf VIC 3006
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