In celebration of International Women's Day, work space guru WeWork is going all out — it's launching a new female-focused event series at its beautifully designed Sydney CBD digs. She Leads, the company-wide event series and initiative, aims to raise the profile of gender equality in the workplace and will see female founders, leaders and influencers join forces in WeWork spaces across 21 countries and in 71 cities around the world.
For the Sydney event, WeWork George Street will host a female-led discussion on Thursday, March 8 from 6–8pm. The panel features Lisa Messenger, founder and CEO of the fashion and lifestyle publication Collective Hub, in conversation with Gaby Riddington, managing director and founder of executive coaching startup Kipling Partners. Their discussion will be followed by a Q&A and a booking signing by Messenger (who has also written 12 books).
International Women's Day events will also take place at WeWork's New York City headquarters — in partnership with the city's ninth annual Women in the World summit — as well as in 15 additional locations worldwide. The company's global workforce is already more than 50-percent female, so you know they're not just talking about it, either.
Refreshments will be on offer throughout the evening — including cheese-heavy grazing boards and Australian wine — and it'll be a great excuse to get to know other successful women in the city. The whole event is free, but space is limited so an RSVP is a must.