International Women’s Day breakfast in Adelaide is Australia's biggest: origins in 1938


Adelaide’s International Women’s Day breakfast Australia’s largest, building on origins in 1938.

The Adelaide International Women’s Day Breakfast is the largest event celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8) in Australia and it is the largest annual women’s event in Adelaide.

This event was started in Adelaide in 1993 and has big support, attracting more than 2300 people in 2015 and raising $50,000, which was donated to UN Women National Committee Australia.

The South Australian International Women's Day Committee was founded in 1938.

In 2001, the International Women's Day Committee (SA) developed the first 20th Century Honour Roll for South Australian Women, complied by Betty Fisher.

Started in 2008, the South Australian women's honour roll formal recognises women’s contribution to the South Australian community.

It celebrates the diversity of women in the community and their commitment to forming a safer and more inclusive society.

Outstanding women on the SA Women's Honour Roll are nominated for the Australian of the Year Awards each year to nationally recognise for the contribution they make to the community.

The Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award, part of the Australia Day Council of South Australia awards, is the only one specifically acknowledging women.

The award, started in 2011, is named after the well-known work of internationally recognised South Australian painter Ann Newman.

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