Speakers & MCs

IWD 2023 Headline Presentation

Tarana Burke

Activist, Author & Founder of the 'me too.' Movement

Alyssa Milano

Actor, Producer & Activist

Tracey Spicer AM

Author, Journalist & Broadcaster

This International Women’s Day we are delighted to feature an exclusive headline presentation from the ‘me too.’ movement activists Tarana Burke and Alyssa Milano.

This exclusive segment will feature an in-depth interview with Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘me too.’ movement and Australian Walkley Award winning journalist, and activist in her own right, Tracey Spicer AM.

Alyssa Milano, fearless activist, Hollywood actor and producer will deliver a personal presentation to introduce this powerful segment, streamed into the room of five Australian International Women’s Day events and online via the live virtual hub.

IWD 2023 National Speakers

Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher

Minister for Women

Streamed across Australia live from Canberra

IWD 2023 Local Speakers




Dr Janin Bredehoeft

CEO Science in Australia Gender Equity

Sarah Moran

CEO & Co-Founder Girl Geek Academy

Grace Forrest

Founding Director Walk Free




Dr Catherine Ball

Scientific Futurist

Jackie Lee-Joe

Digital Disruptor

Anvitha Vijay

Founder Lead @ The Table

Virtual Panel

Lisa Harvey-Smith

Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador

Miranda Ratajski

CIO of Group Business Units Westpac

Tea Uglow

Creative Director Google's Creative Lab

IWD 2023 MCs




Jennifer Bechwati

7NEWS Political Reporter

Sharyn Ghidella

7NEWS Brisbane Presenter

Tina Altieri

7NEWS Perth Presenter



Rebecca Maddern

7NEWS Melbourne Presenter

Mel McLaughlin

7NEWS Sydney Sports Presenter