International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day, celebrated every year on 8 March, also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day 2024 campaign theme is #inspireinclusion.
“As when we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance and empowerment.”
The aim of the IWD 2024 #inspireinclusion campaign is to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women.
International Women's Day 2024 event
The University's Women's Network proudly invites you to this year's International Women's Day event taking place on Friday 8 March 2024.
This is a free event for staff and students of all genders to celebrate the theme #inspireinclusion. The morning event will include inspiring internal and external guest speakers, a Q&A session, informal networking and your choice of 3 optional workshops.
On the lead up to International Women’s Day we are also inviting you to nominate a woman who inspires you (whether this is a colleague or student) and/or a male colleague or student who is an ally that supports and advocates for gender equality.
Gender Equality Toolkit
To celebrate International Women's Day the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team, in collaboration with the Women's Network, has put together the Gender Equality Toolkit.
This toolkit comprises of a range of resources handpicked by our Women's Network to inform and entertain you, including films, documentaries, podcasts, books (both fiction and non-fiction), articles, websites and more.
Celebrating women's roles in the University and beyond
For International Women's Day 2020, we reflected on the stories, achievements and roles of women at the University.