International Women’s Day 2024 Nominations

Nominations of staff and students championing gender equality at the University of Plymouth

As part of the University of Plymouth Women’s Network celebrations for International Women’s Day 2024 staff and students were invited to nominate a woman at the University, whether a colleague or a student, who inspires them and champions inclusion. In addition to this, this year we also opened up the opportunity for nominations to be made for male colleagues or students who is an ally that support and advocates for gender equality. We celebrated these nominees by displaying their nominations at this year’s International Women’s Day event on 8 March so all attendees could view these and the reasons that these individuals were nominated.  

The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."

Gloria Steinham 

To truly include women means to openly embrace their diversity of race, age, ability, faith, body image, and how they identify. Worldwide, women must be included in all fields of endeavour.

And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.

Serena Williams