IWD 2021: A Week-Long Celebration of Inspiring Women at Genton

In honour of International Women’s Day 2021, Genton has coordinated a week-long series of events and initiatives to celebrate, showcase and learn from inspiring women leaders in architecture and beyond.

“Our International Women’s Day program, with this year’s theme #ChooseToChallenge, seeks to celebrate the achievements of women within Genton, whilst gaining inspiration from women in the industry and beyond to encourage equal participation, particularly in the architectural profession,” says Genton Practice Manager Tania Kasunic.

On Wednesday, 10 March, Genton will host a special breakfast for women team members, live streaming The Remarkable Woman’s International Women’s Day 2021 event.

Sharing personal and professional leadership stories, the event will feature guest speakers including former Australian Foreign Minister Hon Julie Bishop, multi award-winning actor, producer, author and proud First Nations woman Miranda Tapsell, and Martin Luther King Jr Centre’s 2021 Youth Influencer of the Year Winner Yasmin Poole. 

In addition, all staff are encouraged to attend the recorded streaming of the Australian Institute of Architects’ International Women’s Day Virtual Breakfast. 2020 Marion Mahony Griffin Prize winner Dr Noni Boyd will present the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion including esteemed past winners including Helen Lochhead, Justine Clark and Jocelyn Jackson, hosted by NSW Chapter President Laura Cockburn.

The Genton Drawing Club will be taking International Women’s Day into their own hands, with this week’s theme to be ‘Women in leadership; Women who inspire’. We look forward to seeing members’ submissions and interpretations of the theme when shared at our next practice meeting.

Throughout the week, our social media will be handed over to the women of Genton, providing a platform to share their achievements, and thoughts and insights on leadership and the women who inspire them. Follow Genton on Instagram and Linkedin.

Genton is an equal opportunity employer and committed to supporting gender equality within the workplace.