International Women’s Day. March 2019

Photo by UN/Marco Dormino


  1. International Women's Day event

    6 March 2019

    7:00am - 9:00am

    Perth International Women’s Day Breakfast

    We are more powerful together – join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day in Perth.

    DATE: Wednesday, March 6 2019

    TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 am

    VENUE: Bellevue Ballroom 1, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA

    UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia hosts Australia’s largest International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations in March each year. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also a day to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development.

    IWD also provides an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise funds to foster meaningful change into the future.

    For enquiries, please contact our event contractors Event Head at or on 0434 608 433.


    Elizabeth Gaines – Chief Executive Officer, Fortescue Metals Group

    Elizabeth Gaines commenced as Chief Executive Officer of Fortescue Metals Group in February 2018.

    A highly experienced business leader with extensive international experience as a Chief Executive Officer and group executive, Elizabeth has a proven track record in financial and operational leadership across a number of industries, including resources, construction and infrastructure, financial services and travel and hospitality.

    After joining Fortescue as a Non-Executive Director in February 2013, Elizabeth was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director in February 2017. She is a former Chief Executive Officer of Helloworld Limited and Heytesbury Pty Limited and has also held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Stella Group and Entertainment Rights Plc.

    Elizabeth has significant exposure to the impact of the growth in Asian economies, particularly China, on the Australian business environment and economy as well as a deep understanding of all aspects of financial and commercial management at a senior executive level in both listed and private companies.

    A member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chief Executive Women, Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Master of Applied Finance degree.

    Elizabeth has previously held Non-Executive Director roles with NEXTDC Limited, Mantra Group Limited, Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited and ImpediMed Limited.



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