Western Sydney University celebrates International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, Western Sydney University recognises the achievements, impact and contributions of women not only here at the University and internationally, but also in our families and communities.

“Today is an opportunity to reflect and celebrate the women in our lives and to continue to push for gender equality across the globe,” said Professor Denise Kirkpatrick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

“While progress is being made, including here at Western Sydney University, it’s vital that we all work together to ensure women have access to equal opportunities in both their personal and professional lives.”

This year’s International Women’s Day calls for a gender-balanced world, which the University has steadily been working towards by developing a range of policies and initiatives (opens in a new window) that embed a gender-aware and gender-responsive culture.

The University was recently proud to announce it has been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the 14th consecutive year.

The University also encourages gender equality across all disciplines through a variety of programs, such as the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program (opens in a new window) and Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program (opens in a new window).

There are a number of activities and events happening across the University to mark International Women’s Day. These include:

  • Western Women Transforming the Built Environment Breakfast
  • Women of the West Awards
  • International Women’s Day Staff Breakfast
  • Special International Women's Day Panel with Sydney Review of Books: Women Writers and Readers - Contemporary Popular Fiction and the Literary
  • Celebrating Western Women: Research Showcase
  • Doing the Heavy (up)lifting: Women Supporting Women in Academic Spaces
  • School of Social Sciences and Psychology’s International Women’s Day Morning Tea.


7 March 2019 

Media Unit