Pymble Ladies’ College is proud to partner with the Australian Financial Review for the second edition of our International Women’s Day magazine for business leaders.

Our students, educators and alumni and other notable Australian women have contributed to this magazine to spark conversations around the IWD theme for this year: Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.

This publication aligns perfectly with our school’s strategic plan, Watch Us Change the World, by showcasing the phenomenal progress made by female leaders and trailblazers across a range of businesses, professions and industries.

It also provides a platform to launch the second phase of our Chairs for Change, a program that encourages corporations to join us in removing gender bias from the title of the highest office in corporate Australia by replacing the term chairman with chair, Working closely with Women On Boards, we hope Chairs for Change will achieve its goal of deepening the talent pool of women in leadership and making gender redundant in business, once and for all.

Read more from our principal, Dr Kate Hadwen, here.

Girls Don’t Change the World

A special International Women’s Day magazine by Pymble Ladies’ College, in association with the Financial Review.

This special publication features topical articles written by independent journalists about women’s achievements and challenges in business, law, sport, science, technology and education whilst highlighting the pace of change toward gender equality in Australia.

More from the magazine…

Women Kickstart a Sporting Revolution

International Women’s Day: Count Her In

Learning AI Lessons Early

Chairs for Change

In 2024, we are deepening our partnership with WomenOnBoards to create more opportunities and pathways to fast-track the development
and advancement of women in board leadership positions.

Language matters and Chairs for Change aims to do one simple thing: remove gender bias from the title of the highest office in corporate Australia – Chair, not Chairman.

Watch us change the world, one Chair at a time.

Speaking of Change

Speaking of Change brings the voices of Pymble women to the forefront from our Principal Dr Kate Hadwen to well-known alumna, Melissa Doyle and gold medallist Chloe Dalton to leaders of industry such as Melanie Kuzidlo.

This podcast explores the ways we can help advance gender equality and unleash the power of young women in Australia – and across the globe.

She creates change

Every girl has the potential to change the world. Three students share how Pymble girls are making the world a better place for the broader community.

The deepest fulfilment comes from helping others and fighting for what you believe in, no matter what. Don’t wait for someone to make a path for you, create it for yourself.


We shouldn’t be scared of change. Change can give hope.


It takes a collective, a group of people wanting to help others and, in the process, changing themselves and the world around them.