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Global Business Leader, Advocate and Philanthropist Mellody Hobson Joins She’s on the Money’s Victoria Devine for UN Women Australia’s International Women’s Day

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Globally recognised advocate, Mellody Hobson, will feature in an exclusive virtual interview with Victoria Devine, Founder of She's on the Money, for UN Women Australia's International Women's Day on March 8.

[Sydney, 07 February 2024] – UN Women Australia is excited to announce business trailblazer and globally recognised advocate, Mellody Hobson, will feature in an exclusive virtual interview with Victoria Devine, Founder of She’s on the Money, for UN Women Australia's International Women’s Day on March 8.

Ms Hobson, Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, will share her insights and experiences in the realm of finance, leadership, and the importance of investing in women, from the Ariel San Francisco office .

Ms. Hobson's remarkable career and commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion make her a powerful voice in the global conversation on women's empowerment.


“We’re delighted she will be joined by Victoria Devine, who has inspired and educated thousands of women on taking control of their financial well-being on her She’s on the Money podcast,” said Simone Clarke, CEO, UN Women Australia.

“I am beyond honoured to be participating in the UN Women Australia’s International Women's Day. Conversations on empowering women to take control of their financial well-being are so important to be had, and I am incredibly excited to delve into these meaningful discussions with Mellody,” said Ms Devine.


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.


UN Women Australia will also 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 men1 

  • Nearly 1 in 3 adolescent girls from the poorest households around the world has never been to school2 

  • More than 342 million women and girls could be living below the poverty line by 20303 

  • An additional $360 billion per year is needed to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment 4Only 26% of countries have a comprehensive system to track gender-budget allocations5

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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