#ChooseToChallenge as we mark International Women’s Day

Dr Niki Vincent, Victoria’s first Commissioner for Gender Equality in the Public Sector, will join us in conversation as we celebrate International Women’s Day and look to set the agenda for our next gender equity plan.  

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8. It is a day to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. 

The 2021 theme is #ChooseToChallenge. After a year that has challenged the most resilient people, we are looking to explore what particular impacts the pandemic has had on women and what we might challenge next to work towards gender equality. How will you help foster a gender-equal world? 

Join us at 2pm on Thursday 11 March at a special Employee Forum to mark International Women’s Day.  

Tell us how you #ChooseToChallenge on Slido and send in your questions for Dr Vincent, after she chats with Chief Medical Officer and Chair of the Gender Committee, Dr Anjali Dhulia.  

Introducing our guest speaker – Dr Niki Vincent 

As Gender Equality Commissioner, Dr Vincent is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Gender Equality Act 2020 and plays a key leadership role in promoting gender equality in the Victorian community and workplaces. 

Dr Vincent has a wealth of experience in gender equality and organisational leadership. This includes most recently serving as the South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity. 

In her capacity as Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, Niki Chaired the Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), served on the national management committee of Play by the Rules, and was a member of the SA/NT Advisory Council for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). She holds an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor in UniSA’s Business School. In addition, she is an active ambassador for Time for Kids – a respite foster care organisation. 

Prior to her appointment as Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, Niki held the position of CEO of the Leaders Institute of South Australia. She has led major research programs and established and run two successful not-for-profit organisations. 

A mother of four adult children, Niki has also been a weekend respite foster mum for almost five years. She spends her free time with her partner, family and friends, hiking, seeing films, listening to Radio National podcasts and a variety of music, gardening, doing yoga and camping in remote places. 

What should be next on the agenda as we strive for gender equality at Monash Health?  

International Women’s Day is one of the days of significance celebrated by Monash Health as part of its commitment to equity and inclusion and the delivery of a Gender Equity strategy.  

As part of the International Women’s Day event on 11 March, we will be asking for your input, to help shape the next Monash Health gender equity priorities by responding to some questions on Slido. 

During the event, log on to slido.com and answer our questions or ask your own, using the code #MHIWD2021. 

Tell us how you #ChooseToChallenge in 2021. 


Approved by Dr Anjali Dhulia

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