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Celebrity Headliners for your International Women's Day Events

Emma Carson
01 Feb 2022

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on 8 March offering an opportunity to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

Saxton Speakers works with a range of Celebrity Headliners who will share their journey to success to inspire and motivate your team

Engage one of our best celebrity keynote speakers for your next school, conference, or business event, and join the movement to #BreakTheBias

The voice of a generation and bona fide national treasure

Kate Ceberano is a bonafide National Treasure who after 35 years in the music industry is still at the top of her game having dropped her 28th album, The Dangerous Age, to widespread praise this year.

Kate shares her stories of lessons and triumphs from 35 years in a notoriously tough industry and the practices that allow her creativity to flourish. Kate is a charming and unique presenter guaranteed to WOW and inspire audiences.

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Television journalist and presenter

Jessica Rowe been working in the media industry for over 20 years and is passionate about removing the stigma around mental health conditions. Jessica became a Beyond Blue Ambassador in 2002. It is a very personal campaign – as she shares about her mother’s bipolar disorder and after becoming a mother, she also talks about her own experience of postnatal depression. This has led to Jessica becoming a Patron for the Beyond Blue Perinatal Mental Health Program

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Get your life back

Aside from her proven ability to help people change their lives – Michelle Bridges has worked with such a diverse range of people and truly understands what people struggle with when it comes to managing their health – she believes that your health and wellness directly impact your relationships.

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Leading media personality, journalist and corporate presenter

Lisa Wilkinson, co-host of The Project and Executive Editor of Ten Daily, is one of Australia's most respected media identities. An early ground-breaking publishing career has led to a stunning television success story for one of Australia’s most accomplished journalists.

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One of Australia's most versatile journalists and presenters

Tracey Spicer is one of the most versatile journalists and presenters in the country, with a portfolio spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and online media.

During her 25-year career, she has anchored news, current affairs and lifestyle programs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Currently, Tracey works as an anchor for Sky News, weekly columnist for Fairfax Media and The Hoopla, radio broadcaster, and presentation trainer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

Tracey is also a passionate women’s rights advocate and has been named 2019 NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year – the top honour at the NSW Women of the Year awards.

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Academic, Author, and Social Commentator

Dr Susan Carland is an academic, author, and social commentator. Susan is the host of SBS quiz/documentary series Child Genius, which follows the lives of gifted children and their families. In 2018, Susan was named on Who magazine’s “Women Who Fight” list and has also been named on the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World list and as a “Muslim Leader of Tomorrow” by the UN Alliance of Civilisations.

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Best-selling author and entrepreneur

Sarah Wilson is a multi-New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestselling author.

She’s a former journalist and editor of Cosmopolitan Australia, host of MasterChef Australia, philanthropist and founder of, Australia’s largest digital wellness site. Her latest book, Simplicious Flow, is the world’s first zero-waste cookbook.

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Editor and publisher, Mamamia

Mia Freedman is the co-founder of the Mamamia Media Group - Australia’s only women’s media company and the largest women’s podcast network in the world.

With an audience of millions of women, every month and a staff of more than 80 people - 95% are women -Mamamia’s mission is the make the world a better place for women and girls, through content and by partnering with charities like Share the Dignity and Room 2 Read.

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Respected television presenter

Lee Lin Chin has been described as "one of the greatest in the history of Australian broadcasting" and a "beacon of diversity".

She is best known as a newsreader on SBS, a role she held for 30 years until her resignation mid 2018. That long-standing role was just one of several she has held at the Australian broadcasting network. Other roles include performing in comedy and satire, and starring in promotional and marketing features on the network's website and On Demand.

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Iconic Australian Artist

More than a woman, more than an entertainer, more than a singer-songwriter, Christine Anu is an Australian institution nominated for 17 ARIA Awards (winning 5), gold and platinum albums to her name and a career covering music, theatre, dance, film, radio and television, where she remains naturally, perpetually and authentically herself.

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ARIA Award-Winning Singer, Actress, & Storyteller

Clare Bowditch is a best-selling ARIA Award Winning musician (Best Female), Logie Nominated actor (for TV Show Offspring), experienced speaker, M.C., broadcaster, and mother of three (including identical twin boys), and soon to be author.

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Mathematician and popular television presenter

Lily Serna, the new Catalyst present on the ABC, is well placed to do for maths what Cox has done for physics and Sampson for Brain training. She’s a data analyst with an honours degree in mathematics, and an advocate for gender equality in her field. She’s also a good talker. She was the numbers guru on SBS’s Letters and Numbers and co-host on cooking show Destination Flavour. Aside from Lily’s profile, she is also a data analyst at the enterprise software company, Atlassian, specialising in building mathematical and statistical models to improve customer engagement and business performance.

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Popular media personality and host of RocKwiz and Eurovision

Arguably best known as the host of the long-running SBS hit TV program RocKwiz, Julia’s success continues in Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery for the ABC, now in its eighth series, which she also co-produces. Her co-hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest (2008-2016) lead to an unprecedented success for SBS.

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