International Women's Day 2018 - Auckland Events

Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, 8 March, 2018 (All day)

Women’s Federation for World Peace Breakfast

Date:  Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time:  7am - 9am
Location:  Parnell Peace Embassy, 24 St Stephens Avenue, Parnell, Auckland
Event:   Join the live streaming and will enjoy breakfast together.
Cost:  FREE
Contact:  Lia Goijarts | |  0-9-522 4360
RSVP to and include the number of seats you require.

MARY MAGDALENE Preview Screening

Date:  Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time:  8:40pm
Location:  Rialto Centre 167 - 169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland 1642
Event:   MARY MAGDALENE, Directed by Garth Davis, director of NZ Box Office hit Lion and from the Producers The King’s Speech. MARY MAGDALENE is an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history,  starring Academy Award nominated Rooney Mara and Academy Award nominated Joaquin Phoenix.  View the trailer here.
Cost:  FREE
Contact:  Kylie Leggoe | |  0-22-643 4439
RSVP to and include the number of seats you require.

Women in Business - Breakfast Panel

Date:  Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time:  7am - 9am
Location:  The University of Auckland Business School, Level 3, Decima Glenn Room, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland, 1010
Event:   Celebrating what is working for NZ women in business.
Cost:  Unknown
Contact:  Kate Davis | |  0-22-029 4098
Register your attendance here.

Global Women and Super Diverse Women

Date:  Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time:  5:30pm-7:30pm
Location:  The Auditorium, Auckland War Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell
Event:   Inspiring and insightful talks.
Contact:  Maria Protopopova | | 0-21-154 3622
Cost:  $85 (includes GST, beverages and canapés)
Register your attendance here.

YWCA International Women's Day Breakfast

Date:  Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time:  7am - 9am
Location:  YWCA Auckland Office, 27 Gillies Ave
Event:   Watch the Live Stream of The International Women's Day Breakfast at Parliament, Hosted by The Minister for Women, The Honourable Julie-Anne Genter, UN Women and Zonta.
Cost:  Tickets $20 As A Donation to Help Cover the Cost of Breakfast
Contact:  Marlene Sorby | | 09 520 8165
Register your attendance here.

Zonta Club of Auckland

International Women’s Day March 8th 2018

Theme:  ‘Celebrating Change’

The Zonta Club of Auckland, supported by Auckland Council, is celebrating women’s achievements on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2018

Join our celebration on International Women’s Day with speakers, presentations and entertainment between 12:20 pm and 1.30 pm at the Pioneer Women’s Hall, Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place in the CBD.

Speakers confirmed to date:
Michelle Kidd QSM - Te Rangimarie Charitable Trust
Latayvia Tualasea Tautai - National Council of Women
Rez Gardi - Young New Zealander of the Year for 2017

Zonta International Yellow Rose Recognition Award:
Roses will be presented in recognition of the dedication and initiative shown by women in their fields of expertise.

Suffrage 125
2018 also marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New
Zealand.  Now, is a time to remember, celebrate and look to the future.

Contact: Zonta Club of Auckland

Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, CBD

2018 International Women’s Day Breakfast on the Shore

Date:  Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time:  6.45am for 7am - 8.30am
Location:  Milford Cruising Club, 24 Craig Rd, Milford, North Shore
Event:  Sarah Trotman will speak on her experience as a values-driven leader and a strong advocate for the advancement of women and girls.
Cost:  Adults $30, Students $25 - If you are unable to attend, please consider sponsoring a young woman student from a North Shore secondary school ($25). They will arrange the student.
Contact:  Christine Ball | | 027 435 9608

Women Give 2018

Time:  9.30 - 4.00pm
What:     New Zealand’s first summit dedicated to women’s philanthropy and the power of girls and women as change-makers.
When:    March 6th, 2018, in the lead up to International Women’s Day
Where:   Ellen Melville Centre, 1 Freyberg Place, Auckland City.

Join us on Tuesday 6 March for New Zealand's first summit dedicated to fostering and celebrating women's generosity. Women Give 2018 will be a day focused on women giving, and the role women play in effecting change.

Find out more and register here.

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

For further information, please contact the International Women's Day Co-ordinator, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando.

If you can't join us in person, join us online.  We will be livestreaming the event!  Perhaps you'd like to host a IWD Breakfast of your own and watch the speeches from Parliament at your event?

UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand and the Zonta Club of Wellington invite you and your group to participate in a very special breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Day, Thursday, 8 March 2018, by participating in a free live streaming event.
The event itself will be held at Parliament, hosted by the Minister for Women, the Honourable Julie-Anne Genter.  The keynote speakers will be the Governor General, the Right Honourable Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy, and the Right Honourable Helen Clark, formerly Administrator of the United Nations Fund for Development and Prime Minister of New Zealand, in a conversation with Dr Gill Greer, Chief Executive of the National Council for Women.
Live streaming will commence from 7-9am New Zealand time.  It will be an opportunity for women’s groups and schools around New Zealand and in the Pacific to participate in the event, wherever they may be.
Women’s groups may wish to hold their own International Women’s Day breakfast at the same time, and live stream the parliamentary event, while schools may wish to show the broadcast later, to coincide with school schedules.
We would appreciate it if groups and schools would indicate their interest in participating in the live streaming of this celebratory event by Thursday, 18 February 2018, so that we can advise them of the technical details of how to access the live stream, and provide other information about the event.
For more information please contact Noeline Holt or Sue Kedgley