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