Summit marks International Women's Day

Media release from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

8 March 2011

Over 250 women leaders from across the Asia-Pacific and selected representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade attended the Advance Women's Leadership Summit in Sydney on 8 March 2011.

The Summit is the focus of DFAT's global activities to mark the centenary of International Women's Day and brings together leaders in the fields of business, media, education, philanthropy, technology, urban planning, medicine and science to discuss innovation, entrepreneurship and issues of crucial importance to Australia and the region such as climate change and sustainable development.

Representatives include 14 women leaders in their fields nominated and facilitated by the Department from around the region including China, Fiji, Indonesia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Solomon Islands, and Canada.

DFAT posts around the world are organising and participating in a wide range of events to mark the progress and achievements of women over the last century.

More information on the Summit can be found at www.advance.org/womensummit.