International Women's Day 2024

5–8 March, 12.00–2.00 pm local times – Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney
Image of Jamila Gordon

Championing and empowering women of industry

Get ready for our IWD 2024 event series, where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a diverse range of professionals coming together to seek inspiration, celebrate achievements and collectively work towards a more inclusive world for women.

Stand alongside keynote speaker Jamila Gordon, accompanied by master of ceremonies Nicola Hazell. With an illustrious career in renowned tech companies, Jamila is celebrated for her unwavering commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the industry. 

Join us as she delves into this year’s IWD theme, 'Count Her In: Accelerating gender equality through economic empowerment.' Jamila will share her captivating story, offering valuable advice on fostering diversity and progress, including effective mentorship and networking, creating a culture conducive to female engineers and practical tips to combat unconscious bias. Her unique blend of wisdom, good humour and positivity will make this celebration truly special.

This is one of our most sought-after events, so don't miss out. Secure your seat today.

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About IWD

This year’s IWD theme Count Her In: Accelerating Gender Equality Through Economic Empowerment is based on the priority theme for the United Nations 68th Commission on the Status of Women focusing on women’s economic empowerment as a means to realising women’s rights and gender equality globally.

Keynote speaker
Portrait of Jamil Gordon

Jamila Gordon
CEO and Founder, Lumachain

Jamila has a deep understanding of the corporate world from both a technology and business perspective, and an extensive network spanning the business, technology, start-up and VC worlds, both in Australia and globally. 

Jamila's professional success is made more remarkable by her personal story. She arrived in Australia at the age of 18 having escaped the Somali civil war alone and being virtually homeless in Kenya. Jamila set about learning English and then studied IT at La Trobe University, before commencing a career that has taken her around the world. She served on the Board of La Trobe University for five years. 

She is deeply committed to helping refugees and others from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in Australia, and is on the board of CareerSeekers and was formerly on the board of CareerTrackers. 

Jamila is CEO and Founder of Lumachain, a technology platform that disrupts traditional enterprise supply chains globally. Lumachain uses blockchain, AI and a range of other technologies to provide transparency, safety and trust throughout global supply chains.  

She was recently made Microsoft's global Awardee in the 2018 International Women Entrepreneurship Challenge (IWEC). Jamila collected the award in Shanghai, marking a milestone in her transformation from a leading Australian technology executive to globally recognised start-up founder. 

In addition to Lumachain, Gordon is a Non-Executive Director of Jayride Ltd, and an advisory board member of VentureCrowd, Australia's leading crowd funding platform. 

Jamila’s background includes roles as Group Chief Information Officer of Qantas Airways and Leighton Holdings/CIMIC, and prior to this, as a global executive with IBM based in Europe, leading some of IBM's largest transformational 'mega-deals' with Solectron Manufacturing, AXA Insurance and ABN AMRO Bank. 

A video was produced by SBS about Jamila, which is part of a series celebrating people from challenging/refugee backgrounds who have made a significant contribution to Australia's technology and business landscape, as part of the broadcaster's 2018 Australia Day celebrations. 

Master of ceremonies

Portait of Nicola Hazell

Nicola Hazell is a social innovator, board director and tech ecosystem leader committed to placing gender equality at the centre of the global innovation agenda.

Through her company, The Sunshine Effect, Nicola partners with organisations and leaders of change to drive inclusive innovation and achieve social impact at scale.

With a 20-year career spanning start-ups, big tech, government, journalism and civil society, Nicola is a systems thinker who traverses the gap between practitioner and policymaker, bringing together diverse groups of people to create lasting collective impact. She is passionate about backing and building a new wave of leadership in the innovation economy, and is actively working to reimagine the systems that stand in the way of a more inclusive future of work.



  • Keynote presentation with Jamila Gordon.
  • In-person networking opportunities
  • Two-course lunch and drinks. 
  • Professional photography services to capture memorable moments. 


Member ticket$220 
Non-member ticket$250 
Table of 10$2200 
Premium table of 10                                                                                               $3000 


Tuesday 5 March
12.00–2.00 pm AWST 
River Room 3  
Optus Stadium  
333 Victoria Park Drive  
Burswood WA 6100 


Wednesday 6 March  
12.00–2.00 pm AEDT 
Palladium at Crown  
Level 1 Crown Towers 
8 Whiteman Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 


Thursday 7 March  
12.00–2.00 pm AEST 
Plaza Ballroom
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre  
Glenelg Street  
South Brisbane QLD 4101


Friday 8 March  
12.00–2.00 pm AEDT 
Parkside Ballroom
International Convention and Exhibition Centre  
14 Darling Drive  
Sydney NSW 2000 

Premium table

Positioned in a prime location at the event, elevate your International Women's Day 2024 experience for you and your invited guests. 

Only a limited number of premium tables are available per location, so act quickly to reserve yours.

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Play your part in building more diverse engineering

International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world.

Our IWD event series has grown in popularity since its inception in 2001, with thousands of engineers and professionals attending every year. 

IWD celebrations provide the perfect platform to engage with industry and discuss the real ways we can address the challenges facing modern women in the workforce.

Sponsor IWD 2024 and demonstrate your commitment to increasing the diversity of the profession on a national stage.

How sponsorship can help your brand

  • Demonstrate your commitment to making the profession a better place for women to work.
  • Provide an opportunity for the women in your workplace to grow their supportive network.
  • Show that diversity and inclusion is a priority for your leadership.
  • Take advantage of promotional opportunities through a multi-channel marketing campaign.
  • Gain exposure to Engineers Australia’s 120,000+ members and key stakeholders.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Amanda Rodgers  
National Manager, Corporate Engagement  
03 9321 1716  
[email protected]

Megan Purdy  
Manager, Corporate Engagement  
07 3226 3008  
[email protected]

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