AIM International Women's Day Debate

AIM International Women's Day Debate SOLD OUT

Brisbane’s biggest and most entertaining International Women’s Day celebration is back!

On Friday 7 March, six Queensland women will take a provocative look at the topic – “That women need to lean in or miss out”.

Our two teams of lively speakers will share some witty arguments, powerful management insights and a refreshingly raw look at the gender agenda in Australia.

The annual AIM International Women's Day Debate has become an institution within the local business community and sells out every year. Enjoy a delicious lunch, lots of laughs, unlimited networking and the chance to support deserving charities chosen by the debaters.

This event is sold out. Sorry, no further bookings can be taken.

Enquiries: Phone1300 882 895
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2013 AIM IWD Debate Videos

Debating the topic "That corporate women need to mind the gap".

2013: That corporate women need to mind the gap
First speaker affirmative:
Frances Whiting
Senior Journalist
News Limited
First speaker negative:
Kimberley Busteed
Television Producer/Presenter
TPD Media
Second speaker affirmative:
Raeleen Robertson
Managing Director
Second speaker negative:
Karen Hayward
Blacklab International
Third speaker affirmative:
Linda Lavarch
Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation
Third speaker negative:
Mary Collier

And the winners are...


Previous Debates

Past topics and debaters have included:

2012: That you have to be an iron lady to make a mark
First speaker affirmative:
Tarran Deane
Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Cinderella Pty Ltd
First speaker negative:
Peta Pitcher
Mitchelton Child Care Centre
Second speaker affirmative:
Dimity Dornan
Founder & Managing Director
Hear and Say
Second speaker negative:
Jean Madden
Street Swags
Third speaker affirmative:
Fiona Hannan
Director, Football Queensland
Dual Olympian
Third speaker negative:
Fleur Kingham
Deputy President
Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
View all of the 2012 debate photos on Flickr
2011: That quotas are a girl's best friend
First speaker affirmative:
Dr Jennifer Werner
First speaker negative:
Suzie Wright
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Digga Australia
Second speaker affirmative:
Fiona Berkin
Chief Executive Officer
The Morris Corporation
Second speaker negative:
Sharnee Rawson
Columnist and MasterChef participant
Third speaker affirmative:
Mara Bun
Chief Executive Officer
Third speaker negative:
Carolyn Barker AM
Chief Executive Officer
Endeavour Learning Group
View all of the 2011 debate photos on Flickr
2010: That nice girls don't get the corner office
Margo Bowers
Fashion Stylist and Creator
The Native New Yorker Tour
Louise Perram-Fisk
Industry Capability, Corporate Division
Rachael Bermingham
Australia's number one highest selling female self published author
Ayla McIntyre
Queensland Miss Show Girl 2008
Prue Leggoe
Founder and President
Dress for Success Brisbane
Karen Jacobsen
The GPS Girl, Voice Artist and Entertainment Queen
View all of the 2010 debate photos on Flickr
2009: That youth and exuberance outmanage maturity and savvy
Caitlin McGrath
Assistant Manager, Queensland Olave Program
Girl Guides Queensland
Margaret Allison
Divisional Manager, Families & Community Services
Brisbane City Council
Lara Deutsch
Founder & CEO
Stem Organics Skincare
Sue Brown
Lets Laugh
Kelly Cameron
Director & Mortgage Broker
Get Real Finance
Jenny Hutson
Managing Director
Wellington Capital Limited
2008: That heels have a rightful place in the boardroom
Dianne Thorley
Mayor of Toowoomba
Toowoomba City Council
Jenny Woodward
Weather presenter
Belinda Clark
Manager - Cricket Australia
Commonwealth Bank Centre of Excellence
Linda Brown
Institute Director
Department of Education, Training and the Arts
Jodie Bache-McLean
Managing Director
June Dally Watkins
Fleur Madden-Topley
Managing Director
Red Public Relations
2007: That the sticky floor is the new glass ceiling
Kay McGrath
Channel 7
Kristin Devitt
Chief Executive Officer
KD Public Relations
Tracy Dare
National Manager, Corporate Banking
Suncorp Metway
Anne-Marie Birkill
Chief Executive Officer
i.lab Incubator Pty Ltd
Michelle Monsour
Chief Executive Officer
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Sue Chapman
Educator & CFO
2006: That women still remain small fish in a big pond
Stephanie McCarthy
National Learning & Development Manager
Marina Vit
Head of Marketing
Springfield Land Corporation
Louise Cox
Hemming + Hart
Ranger Stacey Thomson
Totally Wild
Kate Foy
Associate Professor
University of Southern Queensland
Maureen Frank
Managing Director
You Go Girlfriend
2005: That after 100 years a woman's vote still doesn't count
Claire Booth
The Queensland Orchestra
Christina Turner
Workplace Business Pty Ltd
Dale Spender
Digital Style Pty Ltd
Lisa Newman
Lady Mayoress
Michelle Young
Station Officer
Queensland Fire and Rescue
Vivienne Anthon
Integrity Debt
2004: That gender balance is yesterday's hero
Alex Harris Leisa Barry-Smith
Helen Bartlett Catherine O'Sullivan
Madonna King Jill Lange-Mohr
2003: That women need to crack the code to open doors
Lin Hunt Helen Gluer
Liddy Clark Victoria Carthew
Anne Gately Kath Rynder
2002: That women need to need to play the game to get ahead
2001: The best women managers manage like men
2000: That the glass ceiling is only gladwrap
1999: That women have disappeared - who cares they're invisible anyway!
1998: That women want it all - work and family

Event Details
Date Friday 7 March 2014
Time 11.30am registration for 12.00pm to 2.30pm
Venue Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, South Brisbane
RSVP Friday 28 February 2014
Prices $159
$1450 Table of 10

$139 AIM Members
$1300 Table of 10 AIM Members

Phone1300 882 895
EmailMake an Enquiry

Event Sponsors

QUT Business School

McInnes Wilson Lawyers

Queensland Law Society

Governance Institute of Australia

Governance Institute of Australia