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International Women’s Day 2022 Across Australia



International Women’s Day is on 8th March this year and to celebrate we will be having a cocktail degustation at Bloodwood restaurant in Newtown, NSW on Sunday 13th March. The day will feature a menu that is bold, packed with flavour and inspired by the spirits and cocktails that we will be tasting, created by Bloodwood's Claire Van Vuuren and her team Sarina Fang, Deanne Paramaxidis and Jessica. While enjoying your meal you will also hear from 5 fabulous Australian Distillers who will speak about their experience in the industry.


Our lineup of speakers will include:

  1. Sam Stefani | Distiller - Banks & Solander (NSW)

  2. Susannah Robinson | Distiller - 'Brookies' Cape Byron Distillery (NSW)

  3. Ruby Lewis | Distiller - Grainshaker (VIC)

  4. Jess Hodge | Distiller - Never Never Distilling Co. (SA)

  5. Nicole Durdin | Distiller & Owner - Seppeltsfield Road Distillers (SA)

If you are stuck in another state and sadly cannot join us, fear not! We have made a list of other International Women’s Day events going on around the country.


Victoria – Celebrate at Anther Distillery


This year's International Women's Day focus is 'Break the Bias' and Anther Distillery is hosting an event to help illuminate how we can achieve this TOGETHER! Join a panel of women from the media industry breaking the barriers set against them and how we can disrupt the negative bias of how women are portrayed in the media. The panel is hosted by Dr Dervilla McGowan, co-owner and internationally awarded distiller of Anther Distillery.


As women in Australian receive an average weekly wage that is on *average 14.2% less than males, and so, Anther Distillery is offering a ‘wage gap’ discount for people who identify as women. Use code 'WAGEGAP' for special price.


*The wage gap was 13.4% in 2021 up – 0.8 p.p


Tasmania - Tasmanian Whisky & Spirits Association & Australian Women in Distilling Association: International Women’s Day Event


The Tasmanian Whisky & Spirits Association is partnering with Australian Women in Distilling Association to celebrate IWD. Join them at Society Salamanca on Tuesday, 08 March from 6pm for a welcome cocktail, light food and some great speakers who will share their stories. Speakers on the night include:

  1. Lyn Lark – Lark Distillery - Co-Founder

  2. Kristy Lark-Booth – Killara Distillery - Founder and Distiller

  3. Ally Bhana – Sullivan’s Cove - Cellar Door Manager

  4. Erin Cole – Old Kempton Distillery – Marketing and Social Media Manager

  5. Suzy Brett – Spring Bay Distillery – Distiller and Owner

  6. Caroline Ashford – The Gin Queen


Queensland – Stone & Wood Brisbane: International Women’s Day Long Lunch


This Long lunch takes place on 8th March and is located at Stone & Wood’s Brisbane Brewery. The event features Stone & Wood’s Team Development Leader, Krista Hall leading a chat with industry leaders:

  1. Sarah Tennant - CEO, GIVIT

  2. Sarah Abbott - Inclusion and Diversity Director, Lion

  3. Megan Jurisich - Small Business Owner, Chartered Accountant and Board Advisory


Australian Capital Territory – Female Founders: International Women's Day


Join the Canberra Innovation Network for a Female Founders Lunch on 8th March. The day will focus on the UN Women’s 2022 International Women's Day theme "Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow" with Serina Bird leading a interactive panel discussion with key leaders:

  1. Sophia Hamblin-Wang - Chief Operations Officer of Mineral Carbonation International

  2. Mia Swainson - a qualified environmental engineer, executive coach, strategist and member of the ACT Climate Council

  3. Ilea Buffier - Founder of Evalue8 Sustainability

  4. Claire Chesterton - co-founder of MIIROKO, a home hair colour company that offers salon-grade hair colour that's vegan & cruelty free

Western Australia – Perth IWD Brunch 2022, UN Women


Join UN Women on Friday 4 March 2022 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre to celebrate the women leading change and highlight the actions everyone can take to create a brighter, more equal future.


This year features an exclusive in-depth interview with internationally renowned and celebrated scientist, conservationist and human rights activist, Dr Jane Goodall. Dr Goodall will be virtually interviewed by Linh Do, a sustainability activist and leader in her own right.


South Australia – Business Chicks presents International Women’s Day Breakfast in Adelaide


This breakfast event will take place on 16th March from 8am and is located at Adelaide Convention Centre. Go and hear from, Author and highly sought-after speaker, Kemi Nekvapil, feminist and human rights activist Khadija Gbla and proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman, lawyer and storyteller, Teela Reid, will be hitting the stage to share all their wisdom. There will be book signings, meet + greet with speakers and a few surprises, too.


Northern Territory – Darwin Innovation Hub Networking Lunch


This year the Darwin Innovation Hub is hosting a lunch with a panel of amazing guest speakers. These women are all founders of their own businesses, executive corporate MD’s and CEO’s, executive government, and other phenomenal Territory women.


There will be a Keynote Address from Dr Jana Matthews who is the Chair of Boosting Female Founders, Chair of ANZ Business Growth, Director of Australian Centre for Business Growth, 2018 AFR list of 100 Women of Influence and named one of 18 Women Business Gurus in the world.


Attendees will then here from a panel that includes:

  1. Louise McCormick - NT Infrastructure Commissioner

  2. Pina Sommerville - Owner of Wharf One, Bella and Bella Fresh

  3. Magdaline Coleman - Owner & Director of Colemans Printing

  4. Cassandra Schmidt - NT Director at Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA)

  5. Tracey Hayes - Chair of Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

  6. Liandra Gaykamaŋu - CEO of Enterprise Learning Projects

Whether you are celebrating with us, or somewhere else in the country, the team at Nip of Courage hope that everyone has a wonderful International Women’s Day and reflect on this year’s theme of Breaking the Bias.

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