Many people are involved in the creation of Australian Women’s Day and we look forward to sharing more information with you in the near future about all of the incredible women and men who’ve been putting the day together. With each layer of governance we create, we’re guided by our values of inclusivity, non-judgment, diversity, community, and collaboration. We’re committed to ensuring that these values are embedded into the very fabric of the day in a way that’s both genuine and sustainable.
We’re in the process of setting up an Identity Council and Industry Council to advise on the day going forward.
The Identity Council represents the diverse voices of Australian women. It acts as a circle of women coming together to ensure collaboration and understanding amongst Australian women. It ensures that all women are seen and all voices are heard. It oversees the management of Australian Women’s Day, advises on the most appropriate forms of communication to their community about AWD, sets the theme for each AWD, and determines the allocation of monies collected on the day.
The Industry Council represents women in industry. A collaboration of our leading experts, per industry, they’ll work with the Identity Council to ensure we have diverse representation of women across all business sectors and to ensure the data that’s collected for the AWD report ‘The State of Australian Women’ is genuinely reflective of the different communities and identities within our nation.
THE AWD TEAM
The AWD Team is an incredible group of women who have volunteered their time to create and manage AWD because they believe passionately in celebrating women and building a platform to feature and highlight our amazing women.
The AWD Ambassadors are women who are passionate about supporting Australian women to realise their full potential as leaders in this country and throughout the world. We’re currently developing an Ambassador and Youth Ambassador program and both are accessible by invitation only at this stage.
The AWD Podcast Network is a group of women who come together once a year to collectively raise the voices of Australian women and girls. If you’re a podcaster who’d like to join the network, please email us and let us know.
You! Every woman who shares a post about AWD, or who tells a friend about it, or who attends an event, or who supports the Kickstarter campaign, or who signs the AWD petition, is an essential and incredibly valuable member of the Sistership (the collective noun for Australian women. Yes, we’re adding a word to the next edition of the Macquarie dictionary.) We cannot do this without you and your contribution matters. Deeply.
Thank you for standing with and standing by the women in your life. Madeleine Albright once famously said ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other’. We agree and we also believe there’s a special place in heaven for women who do. Sisters, it’s time to unite.