International Women’s Day 2023

International women's day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political contributions of women and girls around the world.

In 2023, IWD’s theme is ‘Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future’.

Here at the ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE), we recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of our alumnae and researchers, who are excelling in their fields, sharing their expertise, and making extraordinary contributions – each and every day. We also celebrate the achievements of our students and graduates, who will shape the future.

Emily Wu

Master of Financial Management, 2011

Standing out against the competition

Emily, acting Director in the Australian Federal Government, on navigating her career experience and the key characteristics of a successful job applicant.

Lisa Pulko

Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts, 2002

Taking the lead

Lisa, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission Chief Operating Officer, discusses leadership in the public sector.

Tiana Teng

Master of Financial Management, 2014

A virtual step-up

Tiana, Vice President of Commodity Markets and Finance with Macquarie Group, shares insights from her finance career and the benefits of virtual learning.

Surbhi Shekar

Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017, and Master of Management, 2018

The silver lining in jewellery

Surbhi, founder of jewellery business YAJ International, reflects on her career journey from salesperson to entrepreneur.

Associate Professor Idione Meneghel

Journal of Mathematical Economics gains ANU expert

In November 2022, Idione was appointed as Co-editor of the Journal of Mathematical Economics.

Associate Professor Kailing Shen

New heights for economics researcher

Kailing's research on the removal of gender-targeting in job advertisements published in prestigious economics journal, the American Economic Review.

Nidhi Shankar Reddy

Bachelor of Business Administration, 2020, and Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2022

Ready to innovate

Postgraduate graduand Nidhi contemplates her experience at CBE, and why she feels ready to tackle post-university life.

Vanessa O’Brien

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), 2022

Significant gains through CBE Internships

Vanessa on how going the extra mile to gain a unique internship opened her mind to new possibilities.

Hear from CBE alumnae who are leading the way in their respective fields at our upcoming virtual webinar: Breaking barriers: creating change for women in leadership, Thursday 23 March, 12–1pm. 

Register now