AIM International Women's Day Great Debate MCs announced

Date: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Men and Women – Equal at Last. Whether you agree or disagree with the topic, one thing is for sure - this year’s International Women’s Day Great Debate is shaping up as a not-to-be-missed event on the corporate social calendar once again. 

After 19 years of entertaining sold out crowds in Brisbane and a successful inaugural year in Melbourne and Sydney in 2015, the AIM IWD Debate is promising to be bigger and better than ever in 2016. With high profile teams of debaters to tackle this provocative topic, the debates are sure to be riotous fun if the calibre of MCs is anything to go by.

The Sydney IWD Debate taking place at Doltone House Pyrmont on Tuesday March 8 will once again be hosted by the amusing and intelligent Gretel Killeen. Perhaps best well known as the host of Big Brother for more than six years, Gretel has been writing and performing comedy for television, radio and theatre for many years and is also a bestselling novelist, journalist and humanitarian. As a former school champ debater, she’s a great fit to once again MC this year’s AIM International Women’s Day Great Debate.

The Melbourne IWD Debate is taking place simultaneously at the RACV Club on Tuesday March 8 will be ably hosted by Nova 100’s Sarah Maree Cameron. Now hosting afternoons on Nova 100, Sarah’s radio career has seen her hosting shows on Mountain FM Canada, breakfast on K-Rock Geelong and Drive on Hot 100 Darwin where she won an Australian Commercial Radio Award (ACRA) in 2011. As a Live Television Host Sarah Maree has presented camera reports to over 85,000 people for the A League, AFL and Twenty20 Cricket and she’s also an Ambassador for the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation and Endometriosis Australia.

Taking place in Brisbane for the 19th year running, the 2016 IWD Debate will once again be hosted at the Brisbane Convention Centre on Friday March 4. The always popular Leisa Barry-Smith will take the reins as the Brisbane IWD Debate MC for the 12th year running. Leisa is one of Queensland’s best-loved cabaret and music theatre artists. On top of being a wife, mother, actor, singer, director, and producer, Leisa is also now a published author with her first two novels, Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet having appeared on bestseller lists all over the world.

Centred around one of AIM’s new advocacy pillars Diversity Matters, the IWD events celebrate the importance of gender diversity in Australian society, specifically in the Australian workplace. The annual AIM International Women's Day Debate is an institution and cannot be missed. Enjoy a long lunch, lots of laughs, networking with like-minded professionals and the chance to support deserving local charities.

Tickets booked out in all locations in 2015, so book a spot for yourself or your team now by clicking on the links below before Early Bird prices end.

Brisbane - Brisbane Convention Centre – Friday March 4

Sydney – Doltone House Pyrmont – Tuesday March 8

Melbourne – RACV Club – Tuesday March 8