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The International Women's Day Breakfast is one of the highlights on the Planning Institute's calendar.
The event will include a keynote speech, hot breakfast and the announcement of the 2024 Female Achiever of the Year. Look out for the Breakfast keynote speaker announcement in the coming weeks.
The 2024 PIA VIC International Women's Day Breakfast will kick off a week of IWD events, held in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and the Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA).
Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.
Women’s economic empowerment is central to a gender equal world. When women are given equal opportunities to earn, learn and lead – entire communities thrive.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.
Based on the priority theme for the United Nations 68th Commission on the Status of Women, Count Her In will examine the pathways to greater economic inclusion for women and girls everywhere.
While important progress has been made, women face significant obstacles to achieving equal participation in the economy.
Without equal access to education, employment pathways, financial services and literacy, how can we ever hope to reach gender equality?
We must ensure women and girls are given equal opportunity to build their capabilities and strengthen their capacity to learn, earn and lead.
Through this Women’s Planning Network (WPN) annual event, we recognise the contribution of women in planning, a profession in which women have a long history of participation and leadership in roles that make a significant contribution to the wellbeing and liveability of the communities we create.
Elly Hanrahan, is a passionate advocate with a keen focus on environmental sustainability, youth empowerment, and social justice. Holding a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Advanced) with Honours in Global Challenges, Elly has carved a path dedicated to effecting change in the public and NGO sector.
As the CEO of Global Voices, Elly leads efforts to elevate the voices of young people in decision-making processes worldwide. She works to empower youth and galvanise action on environmental and social justice fronts.
Alongside her role at Global Voices, Elly serves as an Advisor in the Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Action, contributing her expertise to shaping policies and strategies to tackle pressing environmental issues. In conjunction with this role, Elly continues to respond as a Forest Firefighter to Victorian emergencies.
Elly's community involvement extends to her voluntary position as a board member of the Healesville Community Bank, where she actively supports grassroots initiatives and local resilience-building efforts.
Residing in Healesville, Elly remains deeply rooted in her community, passionately advocating for opportunities that enable young people to thrive while championing a more sustainable and equitable future.
About International Women's Day
International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present and future while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. Through this Women’s Planning Network (WPN) annual event, we recognise the contribution of women in planning, a profession in which women have a long history of participation and leadership in roles which make a significant contribution to the wellbeing and liveability of the communities we create.
Group Booking Prices
Group booking prices will depend on how many PIA members or non-members you have on your table!
Please note: Tables fit 10 pax. Bigger groups will be allocated on adjacent tables.
Female Achiever of the Year Award (FAY)
The Women’s Planning Network Female Achiever of the Year (FAY) Award provides an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the important contribution that women in Victoria make to Planning and Planning related industries. We invite you to nominate a female colleague, friend or peer for the award for 2024 based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated outstanding commitment to her work (either paid or volunteered)
- Demonstrated contribution to the industry via leadership role, volunteer work or mentoring
- Demonstrated support for women in the industry or related industry
- Exceptional leadership of colleagues and/or the profession, particularly throughout the past two years.
We welcome nominations of women from all ages and levels of experience.
The winner will receive a PIA National Congress Registration and one year of PIA membership, thanks to the generosity of FAY sponsor Hansen Partnership.
- Provide high-res jpeg/png image of nominee sent through to firstname.lastname@example.org
To nominate, please complete the google form and send through images to email@example.com by 20 February 2024.
The 2024 Female Achiever of the Year Award will be presented at the International Women's Day Breakfast.
IWD EVENTS PROGRAM
6 MARCH - PIA VIC IWD Breakfast
AIA and AILA Members: When registering using the discount code please input your AIA or AILA member number into the 'any other registration requirements' section.
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Refund & Cancellation Policy
If you cannot attend this event, you must cancel your registration no later than 14 days prior to the event date. Registrations cancelled more than 14 days prior to the event will not incur any fees and a full refund will be granted. If you cannot attend and you are within 14 days of the course date, you can transfer your registration to to another person as a replacement attendee, provided we have at least 48 hours’ notice of your decision to transfer. We cannot issue refunds or credits.
If you do not attend on the day a full fee will be charged.
- PIA members $65 | Non-members $85 | Please note this event accepts credit card payment only.
- CPD Points
- Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 7.30AM (7:15am arrival for seating) - 9AM
- Park Hyatt Melbourne
1 Parliament Square, off Parliament Pl, Melbourne VIC 3002
- Registrations Close
- 27th Feb 24 11:55 PM