The Women’s Empowerment Principles Summit
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Thank you Andreas for your generous introduction and for your inspired leadership of the WFE.
It is an honour and a privilege to be here this evening, addressing such a large group of influential leaders, key economic actors in your nations – leaders who cannot only influence but in many cases lead the corporate governance agenda.
I would like to begin by acknowledging the tradiational owners of the land on which we meet: the Gadigal people of the Eora nation and their Elders, past.
I also am very happy to acknowledge that we meet in the presence of one of our most revered Elders, Dame Marie Bashir.
Christine, Wendy and club members,
Good morning and welcome to the launch of Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review.
Chief of the Australian Army Lieutenant General David Morrison AO has made a powerful speech about the need for the military to be more inclusive of women.
General Morrison is perhaps best known for his three minute clip on YouTube where he told his soldiers to leave the military if they don’t accept that women should be respected and treated as equals.
Addressing delegates from more than 100 countries at the Global Summit to end Sexual Violence in Conflict, General Morrison said military culture needs to change.
The Commission has released the fourth and final report of its Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force, the Audit Report which has found the ADF has made significant progress in a number of areas that will both improve gender diversity and enhance capability.
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Thank you for inviting me to be part of the Talking Heads Series. It is a great pleasure to be here.
Centre stage at the Commission’s International Women’s Day event were four impressive young women, ranging in age from 11 to 32.
They told powerful and inspiring stories of overcoming gender stereotypes in their lives.
The special RightsTalk was co-hosted by the YWCA and introduced by Senator Michaelia Cash, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Women.
She was joined by Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell and Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick. Also present was YMCA CEO and former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh.