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Sat, 25 Mar


St Andrews Conservatory

Melbourne International Women’s Day 2023

Featuring some of Melbourne’s most influential South Asian Women, Brown Boss Babes presents IWD2023.

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Melbourne International Women’s Day 2023
Melbourne International Women’s Day 2023

Time & Location

25 Mar 2023, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

St Andrews Conservatory, 128 Nicholson St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

About the event

Being included, and belonging, feels good.

This year's theme for International Women's Day 2023 is #crackingthecode: innovation for gender equal future.

This year we are lucky enough to have a diverse group of influential speakers from Melbourne. We are excited to hear their journeys which will encompass the good, the bad and the ugly.

You will be walking away not only feeling inspired but with full bellies thanks to the delicious food from our host venue and a goodie bag that is supporting and showcasing local South Asian owned businesses.


The event will start at 11:35am. In between our speakers there will be breaks to network and explore the bazaar.

  • Introduction of Brown Boss Babes Australia and the Bazaar
  • Kanika Chopra - Journalist
  • Daizy Maan - Diversity Advicate, Speaker & Podcaster
  • Pyrawy Sivarajah - Orthoptist, Entrepreneur, Creative, Mother & Mental Health Advocate
  • Anushka Phal - Psychologost, Author & Podcaster
  • Sumana Vatula - Model, Physiotherapist and Content Creator
  • Our International Women's Day Panel

About our speakers

Sumana Vatula - 27 year old Full time physiotherapist, model and content creator who is passionate about health and fitness.

Anushka Phal - a psychologist, podcaster, co-author and a founding member of a charity group Guardians of the Pacific.

Pyrawy Sivarajah - Eelam Tamil- Australian artist, poet, writer, Orthoptist, mother and refugee mental health advocate. She also is an entrepreneur owning a successful events styling business and now recently founding and operating Silk Walls Entertainment.

Kanika Chopra - Mumbai born, she is a writer, founder and editor of the digital magazine, More Than Melanin. The magazine is by and for queer, trans, non binary, gender diverse people of color. She also is a creative writing mentor to kids.

Daizy Maan - Co-founder of the Australian South Asian Center, speaker, podcaster and previously was the project manager at an entrepreneurish program at the University of Melbourne.

The Panel

Our speakers will also feature on our panel. The panel will be discussing issues relevant to us as South Asian and Brown Women. Additionally, there will be a South Asian Market, the BBB Bazaar, which will feature product based businesses owned and operated by South Asian Women!


In celebration of this years theme we are allowing for the first time ever, for men to attend our event. So feel free to bring your partners or friends to celebrate International Women's Day 2023. By doing this we are taking the steps ourselves to bridge the gender divide gap.


Following the event we will be hosting a After Party. The location will be near to the venue for our IWD Event. All registered guests for our IWD Event will have free access to the after party. For those of you who couldn't make it for the main event, this is your chance to join us and celebrate IWD with us. Details of the location will be emailed out a few days prior to the event.

For more information regarding this year's theme please visit

If you do have any questions regarding this event please do contact us via

We look forward to seeing you all there!


  • General Admission

    Includes entry to our International Women’s Day Event, lunch, goodie bag and entry to our After Party.

    +$1.25 service fee
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  • Early Bird Tickets

    Includes entry to our International Women’s Day Event, lunch, goodie bag and entry to our After Party.

    +$0.75 service fee
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  • After Party Ticket

    This ticket is only for those attending our After Party. Please note this does not give you entry to our International Women’s Day Event.

    +$0.13 service fee
    Sale ended



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