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WIC Annual Dinner and Debate – International Women’s Day 2022

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Get excited for the WIC Annual Dinner Debate – 8 March 2022 – International Women’s Day. Guest of Honour – the Hon Karen Andrews MP

WIC Annual Dinner Debate – 8 March 2022 – International Women’s Day

8 March 2022 – Dinner starts at 6:30pm – Pre-dinner drinks from 5:30pm

Join us for our iconic annual event – the WIC Dinner & Debate at Old Parliament House, Parkes, ACT.

Our debate evening has been postponed twice due to COVID19 restrictions but we are back and we are proud to be hosting our premier event on International Women’s Day in 2022. We will be celebrating the contributions of women to our community and particularly recognising fantastic achievements of women in the ICT industry.

Debate Topic: “Tiktok is a really great news service

The annual debate evening provides the Canberra community with the opportunity to socialise, network and enjoy an entertaining night of riotous laughter as our debate teams take a light hearted approach to the topic “Tiktok is a really great news service”.

Guest of Honour – The Hon Karen Andrews MP

WIC is delighted to announce Minister for Home Affairs the Hon Karen Andrews MP as the guest of honour at our annual WIC Dinner Debate on International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8 March.

As Australia’s first female Minister for Home Affairs and a former Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Minister Andrews has been a leading champion for Australian women in ICT and STEM over many years.

We look forward to Minister Andrews’ contribution to this event drawing from her experiences in politics and as a qualified engineer as we celebrate achievements in the WIC community and support Women in ICT and STEM initiatives.

Award Presentation

In addition to our fabulous debate, we will celebrate the achievements of stellar women in the ICT Industry through the presentation of ‘WICked Woman of the Year’ award. We will award the ‘Defying Gravity’ award which recognises a local woman as an emerging talent in the ICT industry.

We will also announce the winner of the Male Champion of Change award which gives thanks to a strong male ally for promoting gender equality in the ICT industry.

Student Award

We will also announce the winner of the Kate Muir Student Encouragement Award. This award will be presented to a student who graduated Year 12 in 2021 and will provide financial assistance to a young woman who is attending university to study information technology or engineering.

Donations to WIC will contribute to funding this award and you are encouraged to donate a little extra when you buy your ticket.

Numbers are strictly limited, so be sure to secure your place quickly and add the event to your calendar.

COVID19: WIC will comply with ACT Government guidelines for managing COVID19 and in accordance with the venue policies and practices.

MEMBERS ONLY: WIC Members and WIC Corporate Members are entitled to use a discount code for reduced price tickets, please contact WIC at info@wic.org.au to request the code.


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Old Parliament House
18 King George Terrace
Parkes, ACT 2600 Australia
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