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International Women's Day

Celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of Pacific women.

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International Women’s Day

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“tiny droplets of us together can make an ocean of difference”

Oceanic pride at its finest, as the Pacific Women’s Professional and Business Network (PWPBN) Inc celebrate International Women’s Day annually.

Each year, PWPBN gathers women (and their families) from all corners to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. It is a day of celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, as well as a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

Explore our upcoming and past International Women’s Day celebrations


2-Day International Women’s Day 2024

EmpowHer: Celebrating “Women from the Sea of Islands”

Drawing inspiration from the late Professor Epeli Hau’ofa’s ‘Sea of Islands’ concept, which emphasizes unity among diverse islands, we echo the sentiment of the 2024 International Women’s Day theme, “Count Her In.” This underlines our commitment to fostering inclusivity and recognition for every Pacific woman and girl.

Our celebration spans two days, featuring a “Voyage to Leadership” Symposium for young Pacific women and girls on March 1, 2024, followed by the annual Frangipani Gala fundraiser on March 2, 2024. The symposium’s first day focuses on empowering young Pacific women, uniting them in a cross-cultural welcome ceremony. The grand gala on the second day applauds the achievements of women and girls from NSW, Australia, and the wider Pacific region.

International Women’s Day 2024 – Message from the PWPBN Chair

Happy International Women’s Day to inspiring women and girls! Our recent Leadership Symposium emphasized a crucial message: ‘Empowered women, through faith, share, empower, and inspire.’ Your strength, courage, and determination are pillars of our community’s progress.

International Women’s Day 2024 Frangipani Gala

Don’t miss out on the Frangipani Gala 2024, on 2nd March, Holiday Inn Parramatta our annual fundraiser, as we celebrate ‘Women from the Sea of Islands’ in honor of International Women’s Day.

March – April 2023 Embrace Equity

International Women’s Day is a momentous occasion for Pacific women to come together and reaffirm their commitment to embracing equity.

This day serves as a reminder of the progress that has been made towards gender equality, as well as the work that still needs to be done. It is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions and achievements of Pacific women, while also recognizing the systemic barriers they continue to face. By working together, Pacific women can help build a more inclusive and equitable world, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. #EmbraceEquity

2023 Frangipani Gala

The Pacific Women’s Professional Business Network hosted its inaugural Frangipani Gala that included several exciting activities.

More Opportunities For Women

It is important for young women to have a good network system that seeks opportunities to develop experience and skills, says fashion designer, Hupfield Hoerder.

2023 Get to Know

2023 Get to Know

Pacific women are a diverse and dynamic group of individuals, with unique cultures, experiences, and perspectives....

March – April 2022 The Gift of Giving

The Pacific Women’s Professional Business Network celebrates International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias with a series of Gift of Giving events.

The inaugural standing ovation interview with THE Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Prime Minister of Samoa and the Originals Friends4Fiame by the Chair of PWPBN, Loau Donina Va’a. A night of empowerment: shinning the light on our Sheroes from the Pacific, women of strength share authentic wisdom through their experiences and moving stories with laughter and joy, taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane acknowledging women that cheered them on.

Paint with me Session with Travelling Artist Jessie-Rae Costello and Beautiful Make-up and few tips on musical vocals and marketing by vocal sensation Marina Davis.

Beautiful Makeup: Marina Davis

Beautiful Makeup: Marina Davis

An incredible and most extraordinary experience for our Pacific women local and internationally to share the reality of a successful woman’s journey – Ms Marina Davis!

Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership

COVID-19 brings the world to a halt, and we embraced the change to a virtual world, celebrating International Women’s Day 2021 talking to Pacific women leading the way.

Equal for Equal

Equal for Equal

International Women’s Day Celebration 2020, PWPBN’s 4th International Women’s Day, celebrating this year’s theme ‘Each for Equal’.

More Powerful Together

International Women’s Day “More Powerful Together” Awards Dinner 2019 pays tribute to brilliant Pacific women living in Australia who are driving important change through their passions and purpose.

Leave No Woman Behind

Inspiring change for a better future for our Pacific girls and women requires Pacific women not only to be seen, but to be heard

Celebrate Pacific Women Brilliance

Celebrate Pacific Women Brilliance

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017 “Celebrate Brilliance” event was hosted by the Pacific Women’s Professional and Business Network (PWPBN), inspired a commitment of over 100 women who attended the event in celebration and recognition of the achievements of Pacific women within the field of business and other professions.