Year in Review: 2023 at GIWL

Saturday 23 December 2023

Dear GIWL supporters,

As we head into the last weeks of 2023, I just want to thank you all for your support of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership this year.

It’s been a jam-packed year for the Institute and I am so proud of everything we’ve achieved – from publishing critical research to address gender inequality to hosting Australia’s first ever Space Conference, to launching our new Global Youth Committee and welcoming 17 incredible young activists to the GIWL family. You can read all about these highlights, and everything else the team has been up to this year, in our 2023: Year in Review.

GIWL is made up of a global network of partners and collaborators and I want to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of these partnerships to our research in 2023. This year we hosted visiting fellows from Iran, Indonesia, Brazil and China, collaborated with our growing network of research affiliates from across Australia and hosted delegations from Curtin University Singapore, The Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program and the United Nations. And on the flip side, GIWL Deputy Director Dr Elise Stephenson has spent this year conducting her Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Washington.

2023 was also our most ambitious year yet for events. We started the year with our Diversity in Space Conference in March, and rounded it off by bringing together passionate young advocates for our first bi-annual Youth Summit in Brisbane this October. Thank you to our event sponsors and supporters who made this all possible, particularly the ACT Government and WOW – Women of the World Australia.

In 2024, we are looking forward to continuing to work to advance gender equality in the workplace and beyond and hope you can join us. Thank you again for your support of GIWL.

Best wishes,

Michelle Ryan
Director of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership

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