IWD 2017

International Women's Day Great Debate

The Australian Institute of Management is once again hosting the AIM International Women’s Day Great Debate in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Two hand-picked teams of well-credentialed speakers will share some witty arguments, powerful leadership insights and offer a refreshingly raw look at the provocative topic of ‘Australia in 2017 is still a man’s world’.

Our equally interesting and opinionated MC’s, Gretel Killeen (Sydney), Erin Molan (Brisbane) and Jane Caro (Melbourne) will be on hand to keep things clean, on-topic and, of course, to stop too much fur flying.

This event celebrates the importance of gender diversity in Australian society, specifically in the Australian workplace, highlighting that Diversity Matters.

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 give to the deserving charity Project Futures.

Don’t miss this engaging and insightful event, book your tickets today!


Wednesday, March 8th 2017
Brisbane Convention Centre
12:00pm - 2:30pm

AIM Members - $155pp or $1,395 for a table of 10
Non-members - $175pp or $1,575 for a table of 10

Brisbane - AIM Member
Brisbane - Non-Member
Brisbane - AIM Member Table of 10
Brisbane - Non-Member Table of 10

MC announced - Erin Molan

Erin Molan is a sports reporter and presenter for the Nine Network. Her focus in journalism has always been sport and she has covered this for over 10 years as a television, radio and print reporter. She is a co-host of the hugely popular and Logie-award winning NRL Footy Show - the first full-time female panellist and co-host in the show’s 22 year history - and host of Summer Saturday on 2GB/4BC/2CC.

As a strong female icon within Australian sports culture, Erin is committed to mentoring and engaging with young women. Outside of work and sport, she maintains an interest in fashion, politics and the Indonesian language and affairs.

Erin is also a very proud ambassador for a number of charities - including Save Our Sons, Defence Care and Bowel Cancer Australia.

Erin Molan

Esteemed Debaters – to be confirmed



Wednesday, March 8th 2017
RACV City Club
12:00pm - 2:30pm

AIM Members - $160pp or $1,440 for a table of 10
Non-members - $180pp or $1,620 for a table of 10

Melbourne - AIM Member
Melbourne - Non-Member
Melbourne - AIM Member Table of 10
Melbourne - Non-Member Table of 10

MC announced - Jane Caro

Jane Caro is an author, novelist, journalist, broadcaster, columnist, advertising writer and social commentator, and together with her husband they are beef producers and timber growers.

She has published eight books, including two novels and her memoir “Plain Speaking Jane” was released in September 2015. She is currently working on ‘Just Flesh & Blood’ the third and final book in the Elizabeth Tudor trilogy which will be published in 2017.

A regular on Agony, Q&A, The Drum, Sunrise & Weekend Sunrise, she appears in the media often. In 2013 she co-created, co-produced (with Amanda Armstrong) and presented a 6 part radio series for ABC Life Matters - ‘For Better, For Worse’. The series was so successful it is now a 5 part TV series for ABC Compass. She will be producing another special series for Compass in 2016 “Fathers & Daughters, Mothers & Sons”. She writes regular columns for ‘Sunday Life’ and AIM’s magazine, ‘Leadership Matters’.

Jane Caro

Esteemed Debaters – to be confirmed



Wednesday, March 8th 2017
Doltone House - Hyde Park
12:00pm - 2:30pm

AIM Members - $165pp or $1,485 for a table of 10
Non-members - $185pp or $1,665 for a table of 10

Sydney - AIM Member
Sydney - Non-Member
Sydney - AIM Member Table of 10
Sydney - Non-Member Table of 10

MC announced - Gretel Killeen

Gretel Killeen’s career started as an accidental stand-up comic when she was attempting to present a profound poem. Since then she has written and performed comedy on radio, TV and live on stage across Australia. Gretel has hosted Logie Award winning TV, won a Mo Award for her writing and spent 17 years as one of Australia’s top voice artists.

She has written best-selling novels, written and directed a documentary on AIDS orphans in Zambia and entertained troops across the globe. She is a journalist, a humanitarian and a former school champ debater so she’s a great fit to once again MC this year’s AIM International Women’s Day Great Debate.

Gretel Killeen

Esteemed Debaters – to be confirmed


Doltone House

Charity Partner:

Project Futures

Supporting Partner:

Business News Australia