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Celebrate The Women In Your Life At These International Women’s Day 2022 Events

By Georgia Condon
2nd Mar 2022

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Now in its 111th year, International Women’s Day offers an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of womxn (an inclusive term for those who don't identify with traditional notions of "womanhood"), and reflect on and acknowledge ongoing global gender disparity. In 2022, the official International Women’s Day theme is #BreakTheBias, which addresses systemic barriers in communities, workplaces, and places of education.

With International Women’s Day officially falling on Tuesday 8 March, here are eight Brisbane events at which you can mark the occasion and get motivated to #BreakTheBias in your spaces.

Women In Walrus

Show your support for Brisbane’s epic female bartenders at this annual event featuring an all-female bar takeover and cocktail comp hosted by Four Pillars. There’ll be live music to soundtrack the fun, and The Walrus Club’s signature speakeasy vibe and tasty tapas. Entry is free and all are welcome.

When: Sunday 6 March, from 5pm
Where: Fridays Riverside, Brisbane City (This event was relocated as the Regatta continues their clean-up.)
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Breakfast At IndigiScapes

The Redlands’ incredible environment education centre IndigiScapes will explore #BreakTheBias at a breakfast featuring stories from four womxn who’ve made an impact. The discussion will be hosted by environmental hero Ranger Stacey Thompson, and include Bec Fox (leadership and business coach), Inspector Janelle Andrews (who created the QPS Connected Women) and Helen Stephens, Head of Youth and Engagement at Dead Puppet Society. Tickets are $40pp.

When: Tuesday 8 March, 7:30am–9am
Where: IndigiScapes, Capalaba
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Brisbane Business Hub’s Panel Discussion

Take a couple of hours out of the week to hear from some of Brisbane’s leading womxn in business at this free discussion held at the heart of Brisbane’s entrepreneurial community. Speakers include Abbey Cameron (co-founder of award-winning and NDIS-certified meal delivery platform Nourish’d), Nicole Dyson (founder of curriculum-aligned entrepreneurship program Future X for high school students) and Emma-Kate Rose, operations director at The Next Economy.

When: Tuesday 8 March, 10am–12pm
Where: Brisbane Business Hub, Queen Street
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Cocktails & Conversations At Cloudland

Womxn-focused employment platform Freelancing Gems and entrepreneur community River City Labs are joining forces for a panel discussion that’s guaranteed to be packed with insight. Speakers include Lady Mayoress Nina Schrinner, Angela Priestley (co-founder of Agenda Media and editor of Women's Agenda), and Ellen Powell (founder and CEO of The Somewhere Co) as they share how they’ve navigated their careers and are paving their next steps. For $132pp, your ticket includes a cocktail on arrival, canapés and a glass of bubbles, and there’ll be a raffle supporting local charity Baby Give Baby.

When: Wednesday 9 March, 11:30am–2pm
Where: Cloudland, Fortitude Valley
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Support Survivors Of Domestic Abuse With This Limited-Edition Urban List X Mettle Gift Package

Family and domestic abuse is the leading cause of homelessness for womxn in Australia, yet it’s still so stigmatised and too often employers overlook these womxn as worthy candidates for work. That’s where Mettle Gifts comes in. Aside from delivering the most amazing bespoke gift boxes, the trailblazing national gift co employs, trains and financially supports womxn experiencing homelessness due to family and domestic violence—helping them build pathways towards secure employment and the safe and stable future they deserve. In celebration of IWD, we’ve partnered with Mettle Gifts this year to create a limited edition gift for you to share with the special womxn in your life—by doing so, just know you are helping #breakthebias and change real womxn’s lives. It also includes a cheeky discount so they can pass the love on too. Shop it here.

Paint And Sip With Girl Up Brisbane

Join the Brisbane branch of Girl Up, an organisation smashing gender bias by providing leadership training, for their first event of 2022. Tickets are just $20 and include all your painting supplies, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, and you can BYO your boozy bevs of choice.

When: Thursday 10 March, from 6pm
Where: 26 Mortlake Road, Graceville
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Business Chicks Breakfast

Corporate community Business Chicks is celebrating with a breakfast welcoming author Kemi Nekvapil, human rights activist Khadija Gbla, and advocates for inclusivity and diversity, Madeline and Rosanne Stuart to share their wisdom and tips to #BreakTheBias. There will be book signings, meet-and-greets, and Gold Table ticketing options for those with a corporate crew.

When: Thursday 10 March, 7am–9:30am
Where: Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
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High Tea With ​​Co.As.It. Community Services

Esteemed culturally-and-linguistically-diverse aged care and community services provider Co.As.It will celebrate IWD with a high tea at Cloudland, with friends, family and community members welcome. Your $85 ticket includes a prosecco on arrival, a sweet and savoury high tea spread, and a fashion showcase curated by Brisbane Fashion Month director Laura Churchill. Proceeds will go towards Co.As.It’s Dementia support and mind-wellness services.

When: Saturday 12 March, 10am–2pm
Where: Cloudland, Fortitude Valley
Find out more here.

Keen to explore this year’s International Women’s Day theme further? You can read about eight changemakers breaking biases for womxn here.

Image credit: Business Chicks

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