Global Victoria Women (GVw)

About GVw 2020

Staged over four full days in March, GVw 2020 is our inaugural all-women business summit and marks the pinnacle of a 90-day festival in Melbourne celebrating women in global business who continue to champion for a gender-inclusive business world.


GVw 2020 will:

Connect You

bringing together C-suite game changers from across the globe to connect, collaborate, exchange ideas and celebrate their achievements
Inspire You

featuring high-level industry events with some of the world’s most prominent change agents and pioneering women in business
Amaze You

showcasing Melbourne’s world-class industry events, sophistication and rich cultural tapestry

GVw 2020 Highlights

Here's a sneak peek of what to expect for GVw 2020...

Women in STEM: Tour of Monash Technology Precinct (MTP)

Meet Victoria’s key decision makers within the globally-recognised MTP.

The combination and depth of world-class research infrastructure is unrivalled nationally with Monash University, the Australian Synchrotron, CSIRO and the Monash Health clinical trial hub – all of which form the core of MTP. Leading global businesses at MTP include Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, ABB, Bosch and Lockheed Martin.

Women in Medtech and Pharma: BioMelbourne Network’s Devices + Diagnostics (D+D) Lab  

The D+D Lab is a celebration of STEM innovation and entrepreneurship.

Guests will learn about the successful partnerships and capabilities in Victoria’s thriving MedTech sector, engage with high-profile speakers and experts to access knowledge and global trends, while having opportunities to connect and promote their business to industry professionals they haven’t met.

Women in International Business: International Chamber House (ICH) International Women’s Day Event

Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women at one of Melbourne’s largest International Women’s Day events. Hear keynotes from CSIRO Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley, and CEO of Australian Centre for the Moving Image Ms Katrina Sedgwick, and panel discussions from influential women and how they’ve reached senior roles in vastly different organisations.

Women in Sport: Tour of Melbourne’s World-class Sporting Hub    

There’s no place on earth for sport like Melbourne.

Every year millions of people travel here to experience a live sporting event at one of our world-class facilities that form part of the city’s vibrant beating heart. This tour will show you why Melbourne is Australia’s home of sport, and what our leaders are working on in tourism excellence, sustainability practices and integration of universal design and accessibility principles.

Women in Transport and Infrastructure: Victoria’s Big Build & Metro Tunnel Project

Discover how international businesses can get involved in Victoria’s $70 billion program of infrastructure projects.  A tour of Victoria’s biggest investment in public transport, the Metro Tunnel Project will demonstrate the challenges of building in an urban environment whilst enhancing the liveability of our city.

The Change our Game Symposium

The Victorian Government's Change Our Game Symposium will see leading thinkers share their insight, knowledge and experiences, and discussing the important role community sport plays in levelling the playing field for women and girls. Headlining the event is sports icon and long-time advocate for gender equality and justice, Billie Jean King and globally-recognised business leader and International Cricket Council Director, Indra Nooyi.

Melbourne – one of the world's best cities for women in business

Victoria is one of the world’s most open and progressive societies for women in international business, women in government, women in industry and women in sport. Our city, Melbourne, is a melting pot of great talent and human capital and is also regarded as one of the world’s best cities for women entrepreneurs1.

The Victorian Government has been the most active state government in championing opportunities for women in international business. GVw marks our ongoing commitment and passion to promote opportunities for Victorian women to make new connections and develop global partnerships.

More highlights to be announced soon!

We'll be organising business networking events, visits to Victoria's thriving economic hubs to meet the women who are shaping their future, and a host of other high-level activities to help you establish global partnerships and new connections with game changers in your industry.

Be a part of GVw 2020

We're currently seeking expression of interest from Victorian and international high-level businesswomen who are keen to connect, grow and establish new global partnerships with other female leaders.

Expressions of Interest have now closed

Like to know more?

If you have any questions that need answering about GVw 2020, get in contact with Daniela Masci by sending her an email

1Source: Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities index 2019

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