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.
Engage one of our MCs or facilitators to host your next school, conference, or business event, and join the movement to #BreakTheBias
Rae Johnston is a proud Wiradjuri woman, and Australia's leading commentator on all things technology, science and pop culture. A multi-award-winning journalist, Rae is the first Science & Technology Editor for NITV at SBS.
Rae is passionate about Indigenous science, diverse representation in STEM, and the important role of mentorship. Rae volunteers as a mentor for both Science Media Centre Australia‘s Indigenous Science program and Indigitek.
Brooke Boney is a proud Gamilaroi Gomeroi Woman, Indigenous Affairs advocate and the entertainment reporter for the TODAY show. Brooke masterfully balances her trademark relaxed outward glow with an inward fierceness that was borne from a childhood of disadvantage. It’s that perfectly-pitched belly-fire which has shaped her poise and readiness in high-pressure live media environments. It’s not often you meet a journalist who can cover a political campaign trail as comfortably as they can cover the showbiz beat.
Brooke is passionate about igniting discussion around indigenous affairs and sharing her message with sensitivity to the slow and subtle pace of progress. Best of all, she’s doing it under the hopeful gaze of thousands of Indigenous youths across the country, who have someone to help them imagine themselves doing it too.
Faustina Agolley, affectionally called Fuzzy, has enjoyed a career over 15 years across Broadcast Television, Music, Djing, Writing, and Theatre.
She's a proud Black and Asian gay Australian of Ghanaian and Chinese-Malaysian heritage.
Faustina’s practice in Arts and culture, work in unison to imagine and transform new, sustainable and inclusive ways of working, promoting cultural safety and distancing a practice of grind culture - cause that has never done any good for anybody.
Black, deadly and willing to take her message to the Australian Parliament, Rachael is a Warlpiri woman who wants to smash stereotypes about her mob through media. After addressing parliament in 2017 about the importance of a national broadcaster presenting black voices, where she introduced herself in the language of her grandmother, she went on that year to participate in Al Jazeera’s Earthrise program.
Sara is a brilliant MC and makes the hosting role look fluid and seamless as she needs no scripting. With an engaging voice and manner, she is intelligent, warm and has a razor-sharp wit to be humourous in the right situations. Sara’s extensive experience in front of the camera and hosting large events make her a polished and insightful panel facilitator and host.
Two-time Walkley Award winner Virginia Trioli is one of Australia's best-known journalists, with a formidable reputation as a television anchor, radio presenter, writer and commentator. She is much sought-after as a speaker and MC and combines a rigorous interviewing style with an often wicked sense of humor.
Anna Daniels is one of Australia’s best storytellers.
A natural public speaker and MC, Anna is as much at home on the stage in Sydney as she is in Stanthorpe!
With a great affinity and love for regional and rural Australia, Anna frequently champions country events and characters, and has presented for Landline on ABC1, and ABC Radio Brisbane.
Television Presenter, Host & MC, Anjali has interviewed world leaders and presented leading news and current affairs programs on television stations around the world, including the acclaimed SBS current affairs program Dateline. A multi-award-winning journalist, Anjali’s vivacious personality and extraordinary professional experiences make her a popular host and MC at corporate and public events.
Anjali worked as an anchor at both Sky News and Channel 5 News in London. For six years, she worked at CNN International, hosting the weekday breakfast program as well as the network’s weekly chat show, Talk Asia, both of which air globally to 220 million households
Sarah Grynberg specializes in teaching people of all ages how to adopt the habits and strategies of life’s greatest leaders to help them live their most inspired life.
Through her experience over decades of working with some of the world’s biggest names, and her own ongoing research studying life’s greats, Sarah has formulated her own blueprint to achieving greatness. Through these practices and techniques, Sarah's ultimate goal is to impart this wisdom and knowledge via her talks to anyone who needs it, so they too can lead their own life of greatness.
“Melbourne born Tasmanian” Zoe Daniel is a three-time foreign correspondent and was the ABC bureau chief in Washington DC from 2015 to 2019. Zoe was the ABC's Southeast Asia correspondent, based in Bangkok, from 2010 to 2013, and the Africa correspondent from 2005 to 2007. She has covered politics, conflicts, natural disasters and all manner of news around the world. Her books include Storyteller, a foreign correspondent's memoir like no other, and Angel, a fictional account of the 2013 Philippines Typhoon Haiyan. Zoe’s latest book, Greetings from Trumpland, co-written with fellow journalist Roscoe Whalan, shares details from her time spent covering politics during former President Donald Trump's campaign, election and time served as President.
Sunita has almost 30 years of experience in professional services across the Marketing, Media, Advertising and Consulting sectors. She is widely known as a creator of change and an influential connector of people and opportunity. She is a regular public speaker, a panellist on Australian ABC TV show about advertising - Gruen and a columnist across the media and marketing sector. Sunita advocates for the empowerment of women and girls and the acceleration of progress against gender inequalities.
Sam Lane is an award-winning journalist and media trailblazer. Top corporates, including the National Gallery of Victoria, CGU, National Australia Bank and David Jones, regularly engage Sam as a keynote speaker, master of ceremonies and conference moderator.
Holly Ransom is an emerging leader par excellence. She is a social entrepreneur with passion for, and a track record of, driving innovative change in both the corporate and not-for-profit arena. She was the outstanding young individual selected to chair the G20 Youth Summit resulting in the first summit to secure its policy demands from G20 Leaders. Holly’s inspiring story outlines how she achieved success as an emerging leader and used her voice to influence and address the G20 and win over the respect of global leaders.
Growing up in country Australia, Anna brings a down-to-earth, funny, fresh energy to all crowds that she engages with. From turning around a train-wreck of an interview with Russell Crowe into a piece that won the ABC's Comedy Segment of the Year Award to presenting funny, entertaining stories from all around Australia for The Project, and becoming a published author with her debut novel, Girl in Between, Anna has always believed in the quote, 'the future belongs to those who create it.' As an MC and speaker, Anna brings her vibrancy, spontaneity, and humor to connect with and inspire all those she meets.
An experienced MC and Facilitator, Caroline is also an Australian Television Presenter & Producer, Adventure Addict and former Miss Australia… With many years working on a wide range of media; from lifestyle and travel to commercial campaigns, anchoring the news and even creating online marketing and corporate films, Caroline is comfortable on any set and loves it all, whether she’s jumping into minus two-degree water in Antarctica or working in a state-of-the-art studio.
An experienced strategic adviser, Rosie works with Boards, executive teams and stakeholders to steer complex discussions and create powerful strategies that deliver real and positive change. As a Board Director, public affairs manager, ministerial adviser and strategist, Rosie’s twenty-five years’ experience across the corporate, public and non-government sectors provide unique perspectives on designing and implementing successful strategy. Rosie is known as a strategy alchemist because of her skill in helping leaders and teams harness their collective creativity in designing, committing to, and creating a better future. Also available as an MC or facilitator.
Madison Lloyd and Lana Kington are the comedy content creator duo, SketchShe. Hitting viral success with their in-car lip-syncs (and singlehandedly birthing TikTok), the down-to-earth best friends have since amassed over half a billion video views online.