Celebrate International Women’s Day 2024 at UoN

February 26th, 2024

Every March the university celebrates the social, economic and cultural, and political achievements of women.

International Women’s Day falls on the 8 March each year, which also marks a call to action to accelerating women’s equality.  

The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about discrimination and to drive gender parity. IWD belongs to everyone, everywhere. Inclusion means all IWD action is valid. At the University of Nottingham, we celebrate IWD throughout March, marking it International Women’s Month. 

This year’s theme is Inspire Inclusion – to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women. 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. 

Share a photo and caption on Friday 8 March 2024 using #InspireInclusion, #WeAreUoN, #IWD_UoN. 

This year, we have a variety of events and celebrations – everything from panel discussions, to talks and workshops. We are inviting the entire university to be part of this conversation and show how you are breaking gender stereotypes. 

Have a look at the highlights below and get involved.

Women’s Only Wheelchair Basketball Session for International Women’s Day
Monday 4 March, from 4.30pm – 6pm
In celebration of International Women’s Day, UoN Sport are organising a special women’s only wheelchair basketball session. This session is open to all women staff and students at the university, and we would be honoured to have your presence. It’s a fantastic opportunity to engage in a fun and inclusive sporting activity, promoting teamwork, camaraderie, and celebrating the strength and diversity of women.  No prior experience in wheelchair basketball is required, and all equipment will be provided. We encourage you to join us for an empowering and enjoyable experience. If you have any questions, please email Dayo Dada.

IWD Celebration at KMC
Tuesday 5 March, from 10am – 12noon
Following on from the success of last year’s IWD event hosted by DTS at KMC, we will celebrating IWD again this year. Join us in the Wellbeing Room at KMC where we are having a display from Manuscripts (feminist activists at Lakeside), badges from the 70s and 80s, a speaker from UoN’s Women’s Network, banners/padlets, cupcakes and tea/coffee.

Empowering Women in STEM: University of Nottingham Women in Chemistry Conference
Friday 8 March, from 9am – 5pm
This event celebrates the research and careers of women, whilst also connecting women across STEM fields to foster a supportive and inclusive environment. This one-day event will consist of talks from academics and industrial speakers, covering a wide range of backgrounds/experiences. There will also be a variety of industrial stands, run by speakers as well as additional local industries, to promote further discussion and to open conversations about future career opportunities.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day and following the event.

Find a full list of events to get involved with for this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations.

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