International Women’s Day at CSIRO

Staff Association members recently celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) in a range of events across the country.

The 2017 edition of IWD at CSIRO received widespread support from a range of organisations and Chief Executive Larry Marshall marked the event with a video message to all staff.

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra marked IWD with a lunchtime forum featuring Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Academy of Science. Anna-Maria has held roles at Science & Technology Australia as Chief Executive Officer; Questacon as General Manager; and most recently as Director of Policy and Principal Adviser to the Federal Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten MP.

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New South Wales

The Staff Association co-hosted a morning tea at Data61’s Eveleigh worksite. The event included a brief group workshop on how Data 61 can work towards the goal of more inclusive and gender-equal workplace.


Brisbane hosted two Staff Association IWD events. QBP St Lucia held a morning tea while members at QCAT Pullenvale got together for an afternoon cuppa.

Western Australia

Members at Floreat celebrated IWD with a morning tea with Labor MP and former Professor at Edith Cowan University, Dr Anne Aly.


The Clayton Laboratory held an IWD lunch with special guest Jeannie Rea, National President of the National Tertiary Education Union.

1 thought on “International Women’s Day at CSIRO

  1. International Women’s Day 2019 is celebrating on 8 March, a propitious date to celebrate and vindicate the role of women in society, but also an opportunity to demand greater gender equality. Google also celebrates Women’day with a special doodle. Here is Everything You Need To Know About the IWD. The theme for IWD 2019 is #BalanceForBetter.


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