Thanks to everyone who attended our IWD 2023 event. With over 550 people this year, this is our region's largest Women's Day Celebrations.

We hope everyone enjoyed the food, connection and education. Thanks to our Emcee Kat Davidson who helped us appreciate a good dog photo and it's ability to help break the ice when networking.

To the Mayor Greg Williamson for your inspiring speech about gender equity and the ongoing global issues women face.

Thanks to the representatives from our Major Partners Sponsors including the teams from BOQ Mackay City Mackay Regional Council , BHP / BMA Mitsubishi Alliance and Glencore, without your generous support we would not be able to deliver events like this for our region.

To our Student Ticket Sponsor Local Buying Foundation, without your support we would not be able to inspire the next generation about bringing long term change to the current issues facing women in the workforce regionally and globally.

To our key note speaker Katie Brennan, who shared her knowledge on the 3 key points (Resilience, Belonging and Connection) that she has found the most beneficial when it comes to being successful.

To our panellists: Courtney Drysdale (Crop Wise - Mackay), Courtney Nash-Stewart (Field Engineers) and Linda Murry (BHP), you all bought a wealth of knowledge to the event and spoke of empowering women, and how sitting in discomfort to learn and succeed can be helpful.

For more photos from the event visit our gallery page here