International Women's Day

We proudly acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by Indigenous and non-Indigenous women to AIATSIS and our nation each March.

We established an annual award as part of our annual commemoration of International Women’s Day in 2011, which is named in honour of AIATSIS staff member Shirley Ann Williams who passed away in November 2010. This award is presented to a female member of staff to recognise her outstanding contribution to and work in AIATSIS.

In addition to the award, a photograph is drawn from our vast pictorial collection as the main image for AIATSIS’ International Women’s Day celebrations.