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Celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 At These Inspiring Gold Coast Events

By Isabel Croker
1st Mar 2022

International Women’s Day is on Tuesday 8 March, but that doesn’t mean you only have one day to celebrate. There are plenty of events happening on and around the Gold Coast this week which are all about celebrating the 2022 International Women’s Day theme of #BreakTheBias.

This year, it’s about creating a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination; a world where difference is valued and celebrated and a world which is equitable and inclusive. From a luncheon celebrating women in tourism to a charity fundraiser, these International Women’s Day events on the Gold Coast embrace women in all their diversities, cultures and achievements. 

Destination Gold Coast International Women’s Day Luncheon

Celebrate the extraordinary contribution of women in tourism and other key Gold Coast industry sectors at the Destination Gold Coast International Women’s Day Luncheon. This luncheon will give you the rare opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s most inspiring tourism leaders and will be hosted by Destination Gold Coast CEO, Patricia O’Callaghan. Set to be a relaxed afternoon of networking, celebrating the Gold Coast and hearing insights from the city’s new tourism leaders, this is one event you don’t want to miss.

THE DETAILS

When: Tuesday 8 March, from 12pm to 3pm
Where: Event Centre Marquee, The Star Gold Coast
Cost: $100 per person, including a two-course meal and drinks
For more information,
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Women of Influence International Women’s Day Event

Join women of influence at this exciting breakfast event, where you will hear about how we can raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. Held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, this is set to be one truly inspiring event celebrating women’s achievements. Award-winning journalist, diversity advocate and mother, Antoinette Lattouf is the keynote speaker and will speak about how we can break bias in our homes, schools, workplaces, communities and beyond.

THE DETAILS

When: Wednesday March 9, from 6:30am
Where: RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa
Cost: $65 per person
For more information,
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Bond University International Women’s Day Cocktail Reception

This International Women’s Day aligns with the launch of Bond University Women’s Network’s 2022 theme of ‘connect’ and they’re hosting an inspiring cocktail event to celebrate. Bond University Women’s Network Chair, Keitha Dunstan will be the key speaker and will share her personal and professional journey, as well as some of her strategies for success and cracking the glass ceiling. There will be an informal Q&A session after the presentation and plenty of beverages and canapes to go around.

THE DETAILS

When: Tuesday 8 March, from 4pm to 6pm
Where:  Princeton Room, Level 3, Bond University, 14 University Drive, Robina
Cost: $10 general admission
For more information,
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International Women’s Day Charity Fundraiser

International Women’s Day 2022 theme #BreakTheBias is a call to create a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. This year, join the fundraiser at Hyde Paradiso for a fabulous day in celebration of International Women’s Day and raising funds for local domestic violence refuge, The Sanctuary. The brilliant panel of speakers will discuss what #BreakTheBias means to them, as well as advocacy, inclusive mindsets and their personal experiences with bias. Your ticket will include a four-hour drinks package, a delicious meal, charcuterie and gorgeous take-home gift bags.

THE DETAILS

When: Tuesday 8 March, from 11am to 3pm
Where: Hyde Paradiso, Level 2, Peppers Soul, 8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
Cost: $169 per person, including a meal and four-hour drinks package
For more information,
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Spectrum Support International Women’s Day Lunch

The team at Ioesco Cafe in Sanctuary Cove are cooking up a storm to celebrate female achievements this International Women’s Day. The event is hosted by Spectrum Support, Australia’s first autism and law enforcement training charity. There is capacity for only one hundred lucky guests to attend this special luncheon, which will showcase heroes in the community and shine a spotlight on important local causes.

THE DETAILS

When: Tuesday 8 March, from 11:30am to 2pm
Where: Ioesco Cafe Cucina, 3A Masthead Way, Hope Island
Cost: $195, including a three-course lunch and beverages
For more information,
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Southport Yacht Club International Women’s Day Lunch

Enjoy listening to inspiring women sharing their journeys in life and business while indulging in the best of food, wine and fashion from Czarina this International Women’s Day. While you enjoy your three-course meal perfectly paired with a four-hour drinks package, you can eat up inspiring stories from an impressive lineup of guest speakers. This event is truly about celebrating everything it means to be a modern day woman.

THE DETAILS

When: Tuesday 8 March, from 12pm to 4pm
Where: Southport Yacht Club, 1 McArthur Parade, Main Beach
Cost: $149
For more information,
click here.

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 women in Australia, yet it’s still so incredibly stigmatised and too often employers overlook these women as worthy candidates for work. That’s where Mettle Gifts comes in. Aside from delivering the most amazing bespoke gift boxes, the trail-blazing national gift co employs, trains and financially supports women 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 women in your life—by doing so, just know you are helping #breakthebias and change real women’s lives. It also includes a cheeky discount so they can pass the love on too. Shop it here.

Are you feeling inspired to strive for real inclusivity? Check out how you can create change this International Women’s Day.

Image Credit: Urban List

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