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Welcome to our regular feature on the important things to see and do for the ANZ startup community, brought to you by the director of the Spark FestivalMaxine Sherrin.

She chooses the things that are worth putting in the agenda for the coming week. If you want to know more, sign up for the Weekly sparksMaxine’s overview of everything going on in Australian technology and startups.

Since today is International Women’s Day, here are some events worth checking out this week:

Creating the future – changing climates: equality today for a sustainable future

Tue Mar 8, 5:00 PM AEDT

The Studio will recognize the contribution of women and girls around the world who are committed to changing the climate of gender equality and building a sustainable future. Despite what some might say is this year’s theme, the UN’s actual pick for IWD 2022 is the title above.

International Women’s Day Fempowered Mixer

Wed Mar 9 12.00

Hosted by the fantastic Laetitia Andrac of Essential Shift, this event offers attendees the opportunity to introduce themselves through a 30 second elevator pitch to introduce their idea, skills or experience before joining in for an immersive networking session and light refreshments.

Showcase for female founders of Sydney Startup Hub

Thu 10 Mar, 5:30 PM

Hear about 8 inspiring founders from the Sydney Startup Hub community, working on various startups in different growth stages. Learn about their innovative companies and the lessons they learned along the way.

Pitch Night for female founders

Fri 11 Mar, 5 p.m.

Every second Friday night, Fishburners opens its doors to host Shark Tank style, Friday Night Pitches. This week’s edition celebrates female founders from across the startup ecosystem.

Female Founder Meetup at Sydney Startup Hub

Wed 16 Mar, 11 a.m.

This event is a great opportunity to connect with other female founders at all stages of their startup journey and build your network. Stop by for morning tea and a quick chat by the fire with Christie Whitehill, founder of Tech Ready Women whose 2022 Startup Program is currently recruiting

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