21 Jan 2024

International Women’s Day Keynote Speakers

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Everything you need to find engaging local or virtual keynote speakers for your International Women’s Day 2024 event.

 

The history of International Women’s Day in Australia goes back to a 1928 demonstration in Sydney, growing to annual marches all over the country by 1931. International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of the women’s rights movements and calls for further steps towards gender equality and fair treatment of women.

International Women’s Day falls annually on 8 March, and is one of the biggest events on the corporate calendar. This year the official International Women’s Day theme is “Invest in women: Accelerate progress”, which is the perfect time to engage one of ICMI’s female leadership speakers who will inspire your audience with a story that focuses on the importance of investing in measures that present poverty and drive progress for women around the world.

With economic turmoil, geopolitical conflicts, the pandemic and climate disasters further exasperating world poverty, over 342 million women and girls will be estimated to live below the poverty line by 2030. Immediate action is key to preventing this.

Encouraging investment in women helps tackle these issues while driving global progress, improving human rights and building more inclusive societies that benefit us all.

We can all play a role in uplifting women and embracing collective activism to drive change. In our workplaces, investing in the empowerment of female employees isn’t just a positive step towards inclusion and diversity – it’s a strategic imperative. Female leadership across all businesses is key to driving innovation, new ideas and contributing to social responsibility. If you are interested in an expert on this topic, browse our full list of female leadership speakers who understand the value of gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

Motivational, inspirational, business and leaderships speakers are currently in high demand. To help find the perfect speaker to bring impact and longevity to your event while tying it all in with the International Women’s Day theme 2024, here are some lists with International Women’s Day speakers that the ICMI team have carefully curated to cover your bases.

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Women’s health motivational speakers

 

An obvious choice of good keynote speech topics for International Women’s Day speakers is women’s health. With some of the bubbliest and brightest doctors and psychological wellness experts in the country on our books, you won’t have to look far to find superb women’s health guest keynote speaker ideas this International Women’s Day.

To explore the likes of high-performance coach Dr Gemma Munro, Richmond FC’s wellness coach Emma Murray and The Kindness Factory founder Kath Koschel and more by browsing our full range of womens’ health, lifestyle and wellbeing speakers below:

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You won’t want to miss our Motivational women’s health guest speakers. Sustainability explorer Dr Dianne McGrath helps her clients regain excitement for delving into the unknown, while Dr Ann O’Neill AO shares how what she learned from a harrowing experience can help your people get through anything. To browse our full range of motivational International Women’s Day guest speakers,

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 Leadership speakers for International Women’s Day

 

Our International Women’s Day keynote speakers include female leaders who have a unique perspective for understanding what it takes to be a woman in leadership, achieving incredible organisational success. Stimulating, personable and always educational, here you will find inspiring stories of women in leadership achieving incredible feats and inspiring future women leaders toward achieving equality.

Whether the leadership team needs a booster shot of business insights or just a fresh perspective on how to put people first, these speakers are impactful forces ready to be put to work on International Women’s Day 2023. From winning AFL premierships to Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police to arctic exploring, Kate Roffey, Christine Nixon AO QPM and Rachael Robertson are three examples of how diverse and valuable the perspectives of our women in leadership International Women’s Day speakers are.

Find new perspectives in female leadership from our engaging, insightful and educational speakers. Susan Alberti AC is a pioneer in terms of forging new opportunities for women in Australia and succeeding in areas traditionally dominated by men. This includes co-founding and managing a large building company, being the Chairman of her own medical research foundation and playing an instrumental role in the formation of a National Women’s Football League.

Maree Davenport has championed gender equality, diversity and inclusion throughout her diverse career in politics and the building industry. She seeks to empower government, departmental, for-purpose, not-for-profit and industry leaders to model genuine gender equality. As Chair of Endometriosis Australia, Board Director of Tradeswomen Australia, and Member of Chief Executive Women, she is a strong advocate for gender equality.

To browse our full range of Leadership speakers for International Women’s Day, click the link below.

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Inspirational speakers for International Women’s Day

 

An inspirational keynote speaker can reignite the energy of your organisation for International Women’s Day. The iconic Cathy Freeman OAM is a great choice to tell the tale of becoming the first female Australian Aboriginal to win a gold medal at an international athletics event. Just as inspiring for very different reasons, abuse survivors Grace Tame and Jelena Dokic continue to do brilliant work inspiring you to be the best you can be, regardless of the adversity working against you.

Olympian skier Alisa Camplin OAM, Australian Navy pilot Kate Munari – If your organisation, school or team needs International Women’s Day guest speakers to get hearts racing and fists pumping, rest assured ICMI have the perfect match on-call.

Molly Benjamin empowers women with engaging financial education and humour. With 60,000 followers, she guides financial freedom through unique events like drag queen gatherings at the ASX. Featured in ABC News and The Financial Review, Molly is a Women in Finance Awards winner and the author of “Girls Just Wanna Have Funds.

Looking for someone who has inspired millions of people? Briony Benjamin, a Keynote Speaker and Author, creates engaging digital content with viral videos viewed by 200 million. Her journey from cancer diagnosis to recovery, documented in videos like ‘You Only Get One Life,’ inspired her book ‘Life Is Tough But So Are You.’ Beyond speaking, Briony helps leaders craft compelling stories for a kinder world.

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International Women’s Day Women in Business speakers

 

Every one of our Women in Business speakers has a unique story and a compelling perspective about what it takes to succeed – for audiences of any gender. From fascinating Q&A’s to technical workshops, you will leave a session with any of these top International Women’s Day keynote speakers feeling equipped and enabled.

Ever wanted to hear the stories & insights around how the Boost Juice, Shhh Silk and Carmens businesses got built? Janine Allis, Olivia Carr & Carolyn Creswell all have brilliant, bold & beautiful success stories. From team building to management to socially responsible business practices, these are just a few of our many top business International Women’s Day speakers perfect for your event.

View ICMI’s selection of Australia’s 27 Most Influential Female Business & Conference Speakers.

To browse our full range of IWD Business speakers, click the link below.

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MCs for International Women’s Day events

 

Already have a wholesome event planned but haven’t found the right person to tie it all together? Our selection of MCs & Facilitators will make your jaw drop, from TV celebrities like Hayley Lewis OAM to TV personalities like Lisa Wilkinson AM, media professionals such as Mimi Kwa to world-famous comedians of the Magda Szubanski AO calibre. Having an International Women’s Day event of any size is more important than ever, and no event can go without a smooth-talking professional MC.

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Sustainability speakers for International Women’s Day

 

With net-zero targets looming and Australia leaving room for improvement on a wide array of environmental issues, having a sustainability speaker making sure your organisation is on the right track is essential – and International Women’s Day 2024 is the perfect excuse to focus on looking after the earth and your organisation at the same time.

Australian of the year nominee & recycling pioneer Dr Veena Sahajwalla is a brilliant choice in the area of innovation, while Straight to the Source founder Tawnya Bahr brings a chef’s perspective to sustainable agriculture. As an agriculture thought leader Dr Anika Molesworth looks at the climate crisis from the perspective of both a farmer and a Doctor of Agriculture, making her an incredibly knowledgeable keynote speaker.

For inspiration on building a greener economy and ideas around sustainability, Dr Dianne McGrath is a leading sustainability expert in Australia who champions the idea that individuals, organisations and communities can have a positive impact across the three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social. 

To browse our full range of sustainability IWD speakers, click the link below.

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Women in Leadership speakers for International Women’s Day

 

These International Women’s Day speakers have a unique perspective for understanding what it takes to be a woman in leadership achieving incredible organisational success. Stimulating, personable and always educational, here you will find inspiring stories of women in leadership achieving incredible feats and inspiring future women leaders toward achieving equality.

Find new perspectives in female leadership from our engaging, insightful and educational speakers. Susan Alberti AC is a pioneer in terms of forging new opportunities for women in Australia and succeeding in areas traditionally dominated by men. This includes co-founding and managing a large building company, being the Chairman of her own medical research foundation and playing an instrumental role in the formation of a National Women’s Football League.

Maree Davenport has championed gender equality, diversity and inclusion throughout her diverse career in politics and the building industry. She seeks to empower government, departmental, for-purpose, not-for-profit and industry leaders to model genuine gender equality. As Chair of Endometriosis Australia, Board Director of Tradeswomen Australia, and Member of Chief Executive Women, she is a strong advocate for gender equality.

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Pioneers in Equality 

 

Founder of the Auburn Giants Australian Football Club, Amna Karra-Hassan has pioneered programs for women of minority communities in Western Sydney. The adversity she has experienced as a female Muslim living in Australia has shaped her insights and position as an active community leader specialising in intersectionality and social justice. This includes a number of roles on government boards and community organisations as well as working for the Australian Federal Police.

With 25 years of experience, Div Pillay is a highly respected diversity and inclusion practitioner, leader, researcher and advocate specialising in gender, race and cultural inclusion. As the founder of MindTribes, Div works with boards, executive teams and HR leaders from the private, public and large not for profit sector as a diversity and inclusion management consultant. Helping organisations of all types make progress towards gender equality and investment in women.

Make sure to get in touch so we can connect you with one of our consultants in your local area to source an Australian female speaker perfectly suited to your upcoming in-person or virtual event or workshop. ICMI can source any speaker on the planet for you, so let your imagination roam wild!

If you already had a specific category of female speaker in mind, you can browse our full directory of categories and filter further by sorting by location, gender or tags to find the perfect talent for your next event.

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Who does ICMI represent?

With its proud 30+ year history, ICMI is Australia’s premiere speaker bureau with direct access to an extensive talent base. Whether it is a world leader or Olympian you seek, someone to inspire and motivate, talent to educate and inform, an MC or event facilitator or pure entertainment through a dazzling performance, ICMI has it covered and is the first step you need to take towards making your event extraordinary. We have sourced and secured some of the best speakers and entertainers in the world – many exclusive to ICMI.

Why choose ICMI?

We understand that selecting the most appropriate talent can make or break your event. Our consultants listen intently to the customer brief and ask the right questions in order to make the best recommendation. With 16 offices throughout Australia and New Zealand, ICMI consultants are the most experienced experts in the field with a valuable understanding of their local area. They make it their priority to work with you and to meet your requirements, to ensuring the talent you book not only meets your expectations but exceeds them! Our goal is to make your event a memorable one.

A professional touch can be the difference between an average event and a knockout event, so why wait? Contact us today and find the perfect motivational speaker for your next virtual or in-person event.

 

Interested in booking a speaker for International Women’s Day 2024? Call us now on 1800 334 625 or make an enquiry online.

 

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