International Women's Day 2024

The theme for this year's International Women's Day (Friday 8 March 2024) is #InspireInclusion. As a University, we're dedicated to inspiring inclusion not just on this day, but everyday.

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.

Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #InspireInclusion.

Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity.

International Women's Day belongs to everyone, everywhere. Inclusion means all IWD action is valid.

International Women's Day 2024 Events

Nilu Ahmed IWD 2024 Building Inclusive Research & Teaching Spaces

In celebration of International Women's Day 2024, join us for this collaborative event between the EDI Team and the Women's Staff Network, with invited guest speaker, Dr Nilu Ahmed, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Bristol Dental School.

Nilu discusses her work and experiences of building inclusive research and teaching practices into Higher Education and how being a women of colour in academia has impacted this work.

View the recording of the event on our Inclusion Matters SharePoint.

Inspiring Inclusion at the University of Bristol with Professor Evelyn Welch

Join the Women's Staff Network, in collaboration with the central EDI Team, as they host an event with speaker Professor Evelyn Welch, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol.

Evelyn discusses her experience working at the University, what #InspireInclusion means to her, highlighting what the University is doing well in this regard whilst also reflecting on the work remaining.

The session is made up of the main talk by Evelyn, lasting around 20 minutes, followed by a Q&A session facilitated by the Women's Staff Network committee.

View the recording of the event on our Inclusion Matters SharePoint.

University of Bristol ‘Women's Firsts’ Mini Online Exhibition

An online mini-exhibition has been curated to commemorate International Women's Day 2024.

The exhibition features some of the ‘firsts for women’ at the University.

This has been produced as a central EDI Team and Special Collections collaboration.

Staff and PGRs are able to view the exhibition on Sway.

Everyday Exclusions

Use our Everyday Exclusions learning resources to develop your awareness and understanding of microaggressions and exclusionary behaviour. 

Stand Up Speak Out training

Visit our Stand Up Speak Out web page to learn more about how staff can challenge unnacceptable behaviour in the workplace, including how to be an Active Bystander.

School of Biological Sciences

Join the School of Biological Sciences for International Women's Day, with talks and Q&A by internal and external speakers. 

Date: Wednesday 6 March 2024

Time: 1 pm - 3 pm

Location: Life Sciences Building, G13/14

No sign-up is required.

Join the Women's Staff Network

The Women's Staff Network is a safe space for all women (inclusive of cis and trans women) and non-binary people who feel comfortable in a female-centred environment to discuss shared experiences, work together to influence University policy, and improve the experience of members in the workplace.

Good Employment Charter International Women’s Day Event

This event will host expert speakers, facilitated discussions, networking... and pastries! Gain tips and advice on employment practices you may want to adopt by working with your peers and build fresh connections with employers in the West of England.

Friday 8 March, 9:30 am - 12 pm, 70 Redcliff Street Redcliffe BS1 6LS

Faculty of Life Sciences: Thriving in STEM

The Faculty of Life Sciences EDI Events team are excited to invite all staff and students to an insightful panel discussion focusing on the theme "Thriving in STEM." 

Date: Friday 8 March 2024

Time: 10:30 am to 1 pm

Location: Arts Complex, LT2

Read about the panelists and the schedule for the day.

Reserve your place.

Bristol Women's Voice event at City Hall

Bristol Women’s Voice is hosting its free flagship annual event to celebrate International Women’s Day, at City Hall on Saturday 2 March 10 am – 5 pm.

Cultural Calendar Club IWD Event

Join the Cultural Calendar Club for this International Women's Day event with Virginia Mendez.

Friday 8 March 2024, 12 - 1 pm, Online

Breaking down barriers through activism, inclusion and progress: UWE

The event will be a combination of formal presentations (alta mentoring programme), followed by a presentation on ‘The Fight for Equal Pay’ from equal pay expert, Professor Hazel Conley, UWE.

Friday 8 March, 10am to 3pm, University of the West of England (UWE), EP1 Building.  

Bristol Women in Business Charter

The University of Bristol is a signatory of the Bristol Women in Business Charter. The University has committed to: the promotion and availability of flexible and part-time working, closing the gender pay gap, and encouraging and supporting female employees in lower paid and lower skilled occupations to progress through the organisation, through appropriate training and other on-going support.

Jean Golding Institute International Women's Day Seminar

The Jean Golding Institute invites you to join this exciting event showcasing some of the inspiring women from the data science community. They will be welcoming guest speakers from national and international partners, to talk about their journey into data science, their research interests and the achievements they are proud of. They will also be sharing their unique experiences as women working in Data Science.

Date: Friday 8 March

Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Online

Find more details and register on Eventbrite.

Progress and Equity in Maternity Care

Introduction by Professor Judith Squires, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at the University of Bristol.

How is our research at the University of Bristol shaping public knowledge, clinical practice, and tackling inequalities in maternity care?

For International Women’s Day 2024, join us for a discussion with Jean Golding, Emeritus Professor of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, on the legacy and impact of her research; and Dr Charlea Williams, Academic Clinical Fellow (Bristol Medical School), on her recent Wellbeing for Women Scholarship funded work to address inequalities and tailor pregnancy care.

Date: Wednesday 13 March

Time: 2 pm to 2:30 pm

Location: Online

Sign up on Develop.

Business School: 'Inspiring women who want to change the world'

The Business School are holding an online panel ‘Inspiring women who want to change the world’ with external and internal speakers to reflect on supporting female students to achieve their career goals.

Date: Thursday 21 March

Time: 12 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: Online

Register for this event.

Sport, Exercise and Health Women Only Sessions

Sport, Exercise and Health offer bookable sessions throughout the year that provide full access to our facilities for self-identifying females, supported by female staff.

Women Only Gym

Wednesdays 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Fridays 10:30 am to 11:30 am* happening on 8 March itself

Women Only Swim

Thursdays 8:00 pm to 8:55 pm

Book via the University of Bristol Active app

Book online

SWIDN: Learning from Women's Rights Organisations in LMIC’s

Join the South West International Development Network (SWIDN) for International Women's Day as they host this online event: Learning from Women's Rights Organisations in LMIC’s (Lower and Middle Income Countries).

Thursday 7 March, 1 pm - 2:30 pm, Online.

Game On film screening and panel discussion

A screening of the Netflix documentary 'Game On', introduced by author of the book and director of the film, Sue Anstiss MBE. After the screening, she will also be part of a panel discussion exploring the role of the media in shaping a more inclusive future for women's sport. 

Wednesday 13 March, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, LT3 Chemistry Building, BS8 1TS. Find out more information and register.

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