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Meet some extraordinary women across regional Victoria helping #BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day.

Every March, women and allies around the world come together and acknowledge International Women’s Day (IWD). Celebrated on 8 March – it’s a reminder of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women each and every day. And most importantly, it’s a day of progress as it marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.

The first International Women’s Day gathering took place in 1911 supported by over a million people. It has grown significantly to a much greater movement today where change can happen in everyday conversations and behaviour, growing to make a worldwide difference.

This year’s theme is Break the Bias. It conjures up experiences of bias, stereotypes and discrimination based on looks and a complex history. IWD strives to break this bias and create a world where difference is valued and celebrated.

There are strong women in every field, around every corner. This IWD, a bright group of regional women involved with Victorian Government projects and initiatives share their experience with bias.

Read their stories at The Victorian Connection.

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