Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

#crackingthecode this NSW Women's Week

Scientist in blue gloves holding petri dish

Promoting careers for young women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), raising awareness about menopause, and more opportunities for regional and rural women are among the issues being tackled this NSW Women’s Week.

State Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC said this year’s theme is #CrackingTheCode, with the focus on promoting gender equality and celebrating the social, cultural, and political achievements of women.

“The 2023 NSW Women’s Week is an important celebration of women from every corner of NSW. So many incredible women and girls call NSW home, and this week we are putting their achievements in the spotlight,” Mr Henskens said.

“Driving forward gender equality is pivotal for the future of NSW and we are leading the country with the delivery of the biggest blueprint in the state’s history to level the playing field for women, investing $16.5 billion over 10 years to empower women’s economic opportunities and child development.”

The 2023 NSW Women’s Week is set to be the biggest ever, with events including a Menopause Mixer, One to Watch Awards, Engineering Your Future Summit, and a networking event for women from regional and rural NSW.

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said women from all ages and walks of life will be celebrated in the schedule of events.

“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to supporting women through every lifestage – from the introduction of a universal pre-Kindergarten year, free menstrual hygiene products in every NSW public school, making it easier and more affordable to have IVF, helping women enter and re-enter the workforce, supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs, to raising awareness about menopause – we are here with you,” Mrs Taylor said.

“We know that women thrive, everyone thrives.”

NSW Women’s Week runs from Monday, 6 March to Sunday, 12 March. International Women’s Day is on 8 March and the NSW Women of the Year Awards is on 9 March.

45 organisations across NSW have received $200,000 in funding from the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government to host events during NSW Women’s Week.

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to supporting women’s economic opportunities, health and wellbeing, and participation and empowerment.

For more information about events in your area this NSW Women’s Week, please visit: