The IWD Illawarra committee celebrates International Women’s Day in 2024 at the annual luncheon on Friday, 8th March at the WIN Entertainment Centre. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Gill Hicks AM MBE, survivor of the 2005 London bombings. Gill’s story is about choosing life, resisting hate, and striving for a better humanity. Get ready to be moved and inspired!


The annual luncheon held in March around International Women’s Day each year, helps to fundraise for not-for-profit women’s services in the Illawarra. To date, more than $400,000 has been raised for women’s programs and services across the Illawarra.


Each year, the International Women’s Day Illawarra Committee awards seven individual scholarships of $2,000 each to encourage women in our community, who might not otherwise have the opportunity, to expand in a field of their interest or in which they have shown great potential.

International Women’s Day Illawarra

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world each year on 8th March to acknowledge the gains women have made over the years, and to bring to our attention the issues that still face us. Most of all, it is a day to celebrate and recognise the difference and achievements that women have made and continue to make.

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