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International Women's Day: 20 Inspiring Australian Women

Saturday 9 March 2019


From Australian magazine New Idea:


Joh Griggs
Joh Griggs
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International Women's Day: 20 Inspiring Australian Women

From TV personalities to sportswoman and philanthropists, these Aussie ladies make us proud

By Emma Norris
March 8, 2019
© 2019 Pacific Magazines.

International Women's Day is a time to not only reflect on how we can continue to move towards gender equality, but also to reflect on how far we've come already. And here in Australia, there's no shortage of amazing women who have contributed to the cause.

So, to celebrate IWD, we've rounded up 20 inspiring Australian women you need to know about. From TV personalities to sportswomen and humanitarians, these women have not only achieved incredible things in their fields — but they fearlessly campaign for causes that are close to their hearts.


Joh Griggs

Joh accomplished a remarkable amount during her short time as a competitive swimmer, winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games and receiving the world record for 50-metre backstroke at the Australian Swimming Championships in 1993. After her swimming was cut short due to chronic fatigue syndrome, Joh pulled off an impressive career pivot — swapping the speedos for speaking roles. Joh has been an Australian TV favourite ever since, hosting House Rules, Better Homes and Gardens and countless sporting events.


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