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Count Her In: Michele Bullock, Governor of RBA, Headlines International Women’s Day events.

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Michele Bullock, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, set to Headline UN Women Australia's International Women's Day events on 8 March.

Michele Bullock, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, to feature 

at UN Women Australia's International Women’s Day events nationally on 8 March.


[Sydney, 02 February 2024] - The exclusive virtual presentation will feature an in-depth interview with Governor Bullock, the ninth Governor of RBA and first woman to lead the RBA in its 63-year history.


Audiences will gain rare insight into the vision and aspirations of Governor Bullock, her passion for inclusion, diversity and belonging, and her views on the importance of diverse and equal leadership.


“UN Women Australia is delighted to welcome one of Australia's most prominent economic leaders for this one-of-a-kind conversation,” said Simone Clarke, CEO, UN Women Australia.


The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is ‘Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress’, based on the priority theme for the United Nations 68th Commission on the Status of Women, exploring the pathways to greater economic inclusion for women and girls everywhere.


In addition to Governor Bullock's national conversation, UN Women Australia will be unveiling an inspiring line-up of speakers over the coming weeks across Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth, as well as a live virtual stream of all events on Friday, 8 March 2024.


For more information and to secure tickets, please visit


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Key Facts:

Count Her In: Key Statistics

·       Around 2.4 billion women of working age are not afforded equal economic opportunity as men[1]

·       Nearly 1 in 3 adolescent girls from the poorest households around the world has never been to school[2]

·       More than 342 million women and girls could be living below the poverty line by 2030[3]

·       An additional $360 billion per year is needed to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment [4]Only 26% of countries have a comprehensive system to track gender-budget allocations[5]

[1] World Bank (2022). Women, Business and the Law 2022.[2] UNICEF (2020). Addressing the learning crisis: An urgent need to better finance education for the poorest children
[3] UN Women (2023). Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2023.
[4] UN Women (2023). Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2023.
[5] UN Women (2022). Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2022.

About us:

About UN Women Australia

UN Women Australia is a non-profit organisation committed to achieving gender equality for all women, empowering them to contribute their unique knowledge and skills to help create a better world for themselves, their families and their communities. Working in over 100 countries across the globe, UN Women runs vital programs that provide women and girls access to technology, training programs and safe spaces, empowering women and girls to obtain an education, become leaders in their community and build a brighter, more equal future for us all.


Contact details:

Jessica Lewington
External Engagement Manager
UN Women Australia


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