Standing up for Canberra

Celebrating 100 Years 100 Women

To celebrate our Centenary, UN Women will be honouring 100 significant women who have made a difference to Canberra by hosting them at the International Women’s Day lunch at the National Convention Centre on Friday 8 March. 

‘100 Years 100 Women’ celebrates the achievements of women who have made meaningful contributions to the quality of life we enjoy in this exceptional city through their work, caring and creativity. 

The 100 women attending have been selected from nominations by women in the Canberra community.

Gai Brodtmann, the Member for Canberra, is a member of the organising committee and is coordinating the nominations.

“The committee has been overwhelmed by number of nominations, ranging from high profile, well-known Canberra women to the many quiet achievers and influencers who have made a major contribution to our lives,” Ms Brodtmann said. 

“We have received nominations from all walks of life: sports, arts, hospitality, welfare, business, health, education, unions, faith, disability, community, and government.

“The successful ‘100 Women’ will have their contributions recognised at this historic lunch, however it’s important to acknowledge that so many women have made a vital and recognisable contribution to Canberra over the past 100 years.

“Last year, the UN Women International Women’s Day lunch packed out the National Convention Centre.  This year the organising committee is hoping for similar success especially as this is part of our Centenary year celebrations,” Ms Brodtmann said