NSW Women’s Week has been established as a centrepiece to support the NSW Government’s commitment to improve the lives of women in NSW. Through a series of events and activities, it celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and promotes gender equality.
The week coincides with International Women’s Day, and the NSW Women of the Year Awards.
The development and delivery of NSW Women’s Week constitutes Action 3.3 of the Year One Action-Plan of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022.
The specific objectives of the week are to:
- Establish a NSW Women’s Week to enable a broader focus, discussion and celebration of women’s achievements throughout the state; and to
- Launch a grant program to increase community engagement with NSW Women’s Week.
The 2019 NSW Women’s Week was delivered by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).
All of the week’s events and activities promote one of the three priorities drawn from NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, which are:
- Economic opportunity and advancement
- Health and wellbeing; and
- Participation and empowerment
Events and activities for the 2019 NSW Women’s Week
Tuesday 5 March - Business Women in Western Sydney Forum
This event was hosted targeting business women and entrepreneurs in Western Sydney. The forum aimed to raise awareness, promote conversation as well as supply tools and advice from successful entrepreneurs and business women to a female audience. View the panel members and moderators.
This was a free event and included a catered networking session. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.
Thursday 7 March - NSW Women of the Year Awards
The NSW Women of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women across NSW to industry, communities and society. The Awards profile women who have demonstrated excellence in their career and elsewhere, women who make significant contributions in their community and young women whose achievements make them leaders in changing the social and business landscape.
Please visit our NSW Women of the Year Awards page.
Inspirational Women Online Showcase
The NSW Government aims to highlight women’s stories and accomplishments to provide inspiration and a mentoring tool for other women and girls to discover their true potential. The main focus of the Showcase is women’s economic opportunity and advancement; health and wellbeing; and participation and empowerment.
This is comprised of a video showcase of diverse, inspirational female role models uploaded by the NSW public and shared on the Women NSW website and social media channels:
These are your stories.
NSW Women’s Week Grants
The NSW Women’s Week grants provide local organisations with an opportunity to deliver a range of education, mentoring and participatory activities that will provide direct benefit to local women and girls. The successful projects each demonstrated relevance to the NSW Women’s Week Grants program priorities of promoting women’s economic opportunity and advancement; health and wellbeing; and participation and empowerment.
The NSW Women’s Week grants have now closed – more information is available on the grants program and a full list of successful grant recipients and their events/activities for 2019 can be viewed here:
Full list of successful grant recipient events and activities