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NSW Women's Week

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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 will be delivered by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).

All of the week’s events and activities will promote one of the three priorities drawn from NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, which are:

  1. Economic opportunity and advancement
  2. Health and wellbeing; and
  3. Participation and empowerment

Events and activities for the 2019 NSW Women’s Week

Tuesday 5 March - Business Women in Western Sydney Forum

This event will be hosted targeting business women and entrepreneurs in Western Sydney.  The forum will aim to raise awareness, promote conversation as well as supply tools and advice from successful entrepreneurs and business women to a female audience.

This is a free event and will include a catered networking session. Tickets are now available on Eventbrite:

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 areas for the videos will be women’s economic opportunity and advancement; health and wellbeing; and participation and empowerment.

This is to comprise a video showcase of diverse, inspirational female role models that will be uploaded by the NSW public and shared on the Women NSW website and social media channels.

We want to hear your story. Expressions of interest are now open.

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 the on the grants program and a full list of successful grant recipients and their events/activities for 2019.