Women’s health, social and economic empowerment will be the focus of events taking place across NSW this week as the State celebrates its first Women’s Week, ahead of International Women’s Day this Friday.

Minister for Women Tanya Davies today urged everyone across NSW to get involved in events to celebrate women and empower them.

“While strides are being made toward gender equity in women’s personal and public lives, there is still more work to do. The week-long event aims to broaden the focus and discussion around women’s challenges and aspirations,” Mrs Davies said.

More than 35 organisations across NSW have received funding from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government to host a range of events for women of all ages and backgrounds.

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“The NSW Women’s Week events are an opportunity for women and girls to come together in their community whilst learning new and valuable skills,” Mrs Davies said.

Events during NSW Women’s Week include speed networking in Griffith, coding workshops for girls in Dubbo and informative seminars for older women presented by the Seniors Rights Service. A large forum and networking event for aspiring female entrepreneurs is also taking place in Western Sydney this Tuesday.

The annual NSW Women of the Year Awards will be celebrated at the ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour on Thursday, the eve of International Women’s Day.

“The NSW Women of the Year Awards are a highlight of the week and acknowledge the outstanding contributions women make to business, our communities and the lives of those around them,” Mrs Davies said.


NSW Women’s Week begins today and runs until Saturday March 9.