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International Women's Day 2019 at the University of Nottingham


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International Women’s Day (IWD) has been celebrated annually on 8 March since first gathering in 1911 - it's a day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women whilst marking a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March 2019, we have a combination of cross university events, specialists events led by faculties and an online celebration of inspirational women taking place throughout March.

Our speakers at these events will share a range of experiences from within academia, professional services and industry, giving valuable insight into how we can support gender equality and intersectionality within our university communities, higher education, and more broadly.

We hope that many students and staff members at the University will take part in the events, in recognition of the outstanding contribution that women staff and students make to our University:

  • Women in Aerodynamics
    12-1pm, Monday 4 March
    A seminar celebrating the achievements of women in aero-related research and practice. 
  • Inaugural Lecture: Professor Felicity Rose
    5pm, Wednesday 6 March
    Professor Felicity Rose is Professor of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, School of Pharmacy.
  • Balancing Acts (18+)
    7pm, Wednesday 6 March
    A stand-up comedy evening featuring women performers from the University of Nottingham. With headliner Tanyalee Davis.
  • Women in Chemistry 2019
    9.30am-7pm, Friday 8 March
    A conference and careers event bringing together inspiring female leaders from varying research areas in both academia and industry.
  • Role models are all around us
    12.30-2pm, Friday 8 March
    Women from all areas and levels of work will share their stories and experiences, achievements, and challenges they face. This event includes lunch and networking.
  • Joint University of Nottingham/Nottingham Trent University IWD 2019 event
    9.30-2pm, Friday 8 March
    A motivating and inspirational event celebrating the achievements of women in Nottingham and beyond, and discussing how to #balanceforbetter.
  • Angela Saini: how science got women wrong
    6-7.30pm, Friday 8 March
    Award-winning science journalist Angela Saini talks about science’s failure to understand women.
  • Inspirational Women #balanceforbetter Digital Project
    March 2019
    A digital photo campaign to support this year’s #balanceforbetter theme. Female staff and students in all professions and grades and across the UK, China and Malaysia, are sought to appear in the campaign.
  • My Business My Way
    Tuesday 5 March
    Workshops and networking events for women in business.
  • Pressing for Progress - An evening discussing why we still need feminism at the workplace
    6pm-8pm, Wednesday 13 March: A40, Clive Granger Building
    This event will be hosted by UoN feminists.

For more information, and for booking links, visit the People and Culture blog.

Posted on Thursday 7th February 2019

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