NSW Women's Week
2020 NSW Women's Week
- coordinate a NSW Women’s Week to enable a broader focus, discussion and celebration of women’s achievements throughout the state; and
- launch a grant program to increase community engagement with NSW Women’s Week.
- Economic opportunity and advancement
- Health and wellbeing
- Participation and empowerment
Events and activities for the 2020 NSW Women’s Week
Monday 2 March - BIO and Beyond
The University of Sydney and Women NSW are hosting “Bio and Beyond” as part of NSW Women’s Week 2020. High school students from Years 10-12 are invited to participate as audience members, with four teams from Sydney Girls High School and Presbyterian Ladies’ College Sydney presenting their designs for the future. Students will see cutting edge research into how bioengineering can solve problems relating to human health and the environment, and learn how they can participate in the 2020 Sydney University Bioengineering Outreach Challenge. Regional school students are also invited to attend.
Register your school by emailing: Shannon.Bishop@facs.nsw.au. Please note places are limited and RSVP’s are essential.
Wednesday 4 March - NSW Women’s Week Health Forum
The Health Forum will consist of a panel of leading health experts in their field to discuss the prevention of bowel, breast and cervical cancer. Did you know that heart disease is currently the leading killer of Australian women? The Heart Foundation will also be joining the panel to discuss women's health checks and the preventative measures women can take. Join David Currow, Chief Cancer Officer of NSW and CEO of The Cancer Institute NSW, and Julie Anne Mitchell, National Director of Prevention at The Heart Foundation, amongst other panel members, where you will have the chance interact with the panel members and learn preventative health measures through detection and screening.
Thursday 5 March - NSW Women of the Year Awards
Friday 6 March - Telstra Business Panel
The Telstra Business Panel is a leadership panel of female businesswomen discussing topics relevant to females in business and female financial security. The theme of the forum is Economic Opportunity and Advancement, one of three priority areas drawn from the NSW Women’s Strategy. The panel members will include a female executive from Telstra, a female executive from First State Super, and a female representing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) space.
View the speaker's biographies here.
Older Women's Network Inter-generational Forum
Older women are often marginalised and their role overlooked, and they may feel that younger people do not value or respect them. The Older Women’s Network (OWN) assists older women in finding networks and having their voices heard, which contributes to their sense of self and purpose. Older women in NSW have the opportunity to share their stories, through an inter-generational forum and radio program. An inter-generational forum will be hosted during 2020 NSW Women’s Week called Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, which will include a panel of women of different generations sharing their life stories. A host will cover the event and share with community radio stations in NSW, giving older women a forum to share their experiences and celebrate their achievements.
NSW Women’s Week Grants
Social Media Campaign
We encourage every member of the public to participate in NSW Women’s Week 2020 by hosting their own events and activities, or by sharing a photo capturing a strong, empowered woman on social media, in order to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and promote gender equality. To promote Women's Week to your friends, family and wider networks, we encourage you to utilise the Women's Week resources by posting them across your social media channels, tagging @womennsw and using the #womensweek hashtag.