International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘More Powerful Together’ and will focus on showcasing the successful women living and working in the Inner West. The theme recognises the important role women, men and gender diverse peoples play to advance gender equality. It takes all of us, working in collaboration, to break down stereotypes and gendered roles to create a world where women and girls everywhere have equal rights and opportunities.

Event Details
Thursday 7 March 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Petersham Town Hall
107 Crystal Street, Petersham

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2019 International Women's Day Honour Roll

Inner West Council is calling on the community to nominate local women and girls who have made a contribution to empowerment, equality, social justice and inclusion, for the inaugural Inner West International Women's Day Honour Roll.

The Honour Roll will celebrate all local women, including First Nations women, LGBTIQ+ women and women of intersecting and diverse cultural backgrounds.

Successful nominations will be showcased online. Finalists will be announced at the 2019 International Women's Day event.

Nomimate online here

Alternatively you can download the Honour roll nomination form (PDF 76.4KB) here

Frequently asked questions

What is the Inner West International Women’s Day Honour Roll?
The Honor Roll is a celebration of the contribution of local women and girl’s, including First Nations women, LGBTIQ+ women and women of intersecting and diverse cultural backgrounds. The Honour Roll’s focus is to showcase inspiring contributions to empowerment, equality, social justice and inclusion.

When are nominations open and closed?
Nominations open Monday 14 January 2019

Nominations close Friday 15 February 2019

Who can nominate?

Anyone

Can I nominate myself?

Yes

Can I nominate more than one person?

Yes

Who can be nominated?

Any woman or girl who has made a significant contribution to empowering women; nominees must either:

  • Live in the Inner West LGA

  • Work, volunteer or have social or family connections to the LGA

  • Or have been educated or raised in the LGA.                                                                                              

Do I need to know the woman I am nominating personally?

No. You may have been inspired by someone in the public arena.   

How are you managing my privacy?

All nominees will be treated in accordance with the Privacy Act 2000.

Who reviews the nominations?

Inner West Council will convene a panel of staff and local community members who will consider the nominations and select members for the Honour Roll.

How will successful nominations be honoured?

Successful nominations will be showcased online.

When will the Honour Roll be announced?

The finalists will be announced at the 2019 International Women’s Day Celebrations:

Thursday 7 March
Petersham Town Hall
107 Crystal St Petersham
5:30pm – 8.00pm

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