International Women’s Day, recognised globally on 8 March each year, is a day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Running since 1911, it’s also a day for focussing on how we might accelerate the pace of achieving equality for women all over the world.

This year’s theme was #breakthebias, centred on imagining a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination and a world where difference is valued and celebrated. Seeking to create a movement, its about the recognition that all day, every day, we can use the control we have of our own thoughts and actions to break the bias in our communities, workplaces, and schools.

At BankVic we celebrated the day with a staff event and with the Royal Women’s Hospital as their primary Corporate Partner to host their online event on March 7. BankVic’s event featured leading women connected to our business, including BankVic Deputy Chair, Deb Robertson; CEO Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, Sue Hunt; Ambulance Victoria Paramedic, Norieul Kinross and BankVic Chief Product and Marketing Officer, Deirdre Boyle sharing their thoughts on this year’s theme.