International Women's Day 2021

Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality.

Marked annually on 8 March, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

  • celebrate women's achievements
  • raise awareness about women's equality
  • lobby for accelerated gender parity
  • fundraise for female-focused charities.

Gender Equality Toolkit

To celebrate International Women's Day 2021 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.

Browse the Gender Equality Toolkit