International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th each year. Dedicated to honouring the achievements of women throughout history and all across the globe as well as bringing together all women from different backgrounds and cultures to fight for gender parity and women's rights.
There are countless events happening on IWD so here is a collection of some you don’t want to miss!
United Nations’ Observance of International Women’s Day 2021
This virtual session run by UN Women will explore the theme of the 65th session “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world, on the way to the Generation Equality Forum.”
In attendance to guide the session will be UN and Government Dignitaries as well as gender equality advocates and champions. The event is being streamed from 3 – 5.30 pm GMT and you can register for your ticket here. Check out all the speakers and performers on the poster.
University of Strathclyde Law Clinic ‘Choose to Challenge’ Event
This virtual event is being hosted by our very own Strathclyde Law Clinic which will focus on challenging and calling out gender bias and inequality this IWD. The guest speaker The Hon Lady Wolffe, will share what it means to be a woman in law.
The event will hear from her on the changes in attitudes towards women in the legal profession, the barriers she faced throughout her career as well as how she overcame these barriers. The event will be held on March 10th at 4pm and you can secure your ticket here.
In addition to this event the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic will be sharing articles on their websites and social media by two former Strathclyde women.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Breaking Barriers – IWD 2021
Enterprise are running a unique virtual event to raise aspirations, challenge bias and equip women with the toolkit to succeed in their transition from education into the workplace.
The speakers list includes women in the company, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion campaigner and consultant Hayley Bennett, Helen Cooke CEO Founder of MyPlus as well as the Undergraduate Student of the Year winner, Sarah Burke.
The event is being held from 3 – 7 pm GMT and you can register for the webinar here.
The Scottish Women's Convention - International Women's Day 2021
The event is usually held in the Scottish Parliament is going digital as online interactive event chaired by Linda Fabiani MSP, Deputy Presiding Officer. The theme of the event is “Celebrating Women in Scotland” which will highlight the remarkable work done by women in all walks of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will hear from a variety of speakers and contributors who will answer questions as part of a Q&A session. You can send questions in via the email firstname.lastname@example.org as well as any nominations you have to commemorate inspirational women. You can see the women the SWC have already commemorated here, more will be showcased at the event. You can register for this virtual event here.
Entrepreneurs Uncovered: Women Changing the Game
This event hosted by BAME Recruitment’s CEO Cynthia Davis, in honour of International Women’s Day, will facilitate a conversation with four female entrepreneurs. The women are experts in the fields of retail, skincare, neuromarketing & branding, and career development, check out who they are on the poster.
The virtual event will explore the highs and lows that come along with creating your own brand and company with the help of four female entrepreneurs. It is being held from 5 – 6.30 pm GMT. You can register for the event here.
Virtual Screening of Coded Bias, followed by Q&A with the film’s director Shalini Kantayya
NEoN is excited to present its first event to launch the start of this year’s programme and theme for 2021. NEoN will invite female and non-binary artists from across the world to investigate how we can bridge the digital gender divide in today’s world. How to better connect our communities and highlight the contribution of female and non-binary artists in shaping our digital-driven lives.
For International Women’s Day NEoN is presenting Coded Bias, which exposes how algorithms encode and propagate bias and how women are fighting to create a world with more ethical and inclusive technology.
Obviously these are only some of the amazing events for International Women’s Day but we wanted to highlight some for you here!
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