International Women’s Day at the University of Nottingham


February 5th, 2020

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a worldwide annual event which celebrates women’s achievements, raises awareness against bias and encourages everyone to take action for equality.

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day 2020, at events which showcase the achievements of inspirational women across the institution, including:

A Diverse and equal world is an enabled world.
On Tuesday 3 March, the School of Education invites staff and students of all genders to attend this event in celebration of International Women’s Day. Women from all areas and levels of work will share their experiences, their achievements, but also the challenges they face.
12pm – 2pm, School of Education Atrium, Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus.
Register your attendance here.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Mia Bellusova.

Celebrating the women of UoN
IWD takes place on Sunday 8 March, and will see colleagues representing different aspects of the University at the International Women’s Day Civic Showcase in Nottingham’s Old Market Square. Joining forces with Nottingham Trent University as part of the Universities for Nottingham initiative, women teachers, researchers, administrators and technicians from across our campuses will be chatting to the public and demonstrating their work.

The event takes place in Old Market Square between 10.30am and 2.30pm – come along with friends and family to experience and celebrate the amazing women of Nottingham.
Would you like to share your work with the public as part of this event? Read more about how to get involved here.

Who are the modern women?
Join us on Monday 9 March for the Who are the modern women? discussion and networking event for all staff, students and alumni. Introduced by Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West and chaired by Professor Sarah Sharples, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, this event will feature a diverse panel of the University’s inspirational women, across levels and job families.
Hear inspiring stories from University of Nottingham staff, students and alumni who have taken unusual paths, are in unusual roles or who have fantastic stories to share on what it means to them to be modern women. What advice would they give? What challenges have they faced?
Take part in roundtable discussions, share what it means to be modern women and go away feeling inspired.

Why Balance Is Good For Business
This free event on Tuesday 10 March will focus on what we can each do as leaders, employees and individuals in the workplace. to build a more equal environment to enable our businesses to flourish. Professor Sarah Sharples, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Nottingham, will share her insights into developing tools and strategies to create an inclusive environment.
7.45am – 9.30am, Institute of Mental Health, Jubilee Campus
Register for the event here.

Women in business event
On Wednesday 11 March, hear from inspirational women about achieving career success and pose a question to the panel at the Women in Business event. The Keynote speaker will be Helen Normoyle, Marketing Director of Boots UK and Ireland.
Other confirmed guest speakers and panellists include Clare Stafford, External Communications at Boots UK and Chair of the Women in WBA-UK; Mabintou Kolley, Founder of Clamp Digital and Beauty Hive; Jigna Varu, Chief Commercial Officer for Micro-fresh International and Tabitha Wacera, Founder of Sustainable Water.
1.30pm – 3.30pm – A150, Coates Building, University Park.
Book your place here.

Accelerating Innovation Through Inclusion
Join us at this free event on Tuesday 24 March, hosted in partnership with the Creative Quarter, where we’ll explore how we can accelerate innovation in the games and immersive sectors through inclusion. This is an externally-facing event, but the public talk is open to members of staff and students at the University of Nottingham.
8.30am – 1.30pm, Broadway cinema, Nottingham City Centre
Register your attendance here.

Non-centrally led events include:

Women’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu self-defence class
Try out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and learn how you can protect yourself in a strong community of girls. This session will be led by World champion Charlie who will be going through the best of the basics. All attendees will receive a complimentary goody bag after the session.
Monday 2 March, 8.30pm, David Ross Sports Village (Martial Arts Dojo)
Book your place here.

Yoga and Meditation
Join us for our special International women’s day mixed ability yoga and meditation classes led by in-house specialist Yasmin. This session is sponsored by Enterprise-rent-a-car and all attendees will receive a complimentary goody bag.
Wednesday 4 March, 9.45am Yoga, 10.30 Meditation. AT1 Space, Triumph Road, Jubilee Campus.
Book your place here.

Netflix and chill…But like girls
Casual evening, film screening of new blockbuster Equity. Expect drinks and of course, lots of pizza.
Friday 6 March, 6pm – 9pm, AT1 Space, Triumph Road, Jubilee Campus.
Book your place here.

Supper Club
Join us for an evening of culinary delights. Ignite your senses with a two course meal in the serene AT1 space dining area and network with different females from all walks of life.
Saturday 7 March, 7pm – 9pm, AT1 Space, Triumph Road, Jubilee Campus.
Book your place here.

The Art of Networking
Whether you’re wanting to climb the corporate ladder or start your own business networking is key. Often it can feel inauthentic, awkward and intimidating but during this session we will break down some key networking strategies. Join us for an evening of guest speakers with a challenge of crafting a 30 second elevator pitch and the chance to practice it in a safe space. Master the humblebrag and extend your network here in Nottingham amongst peers and professionals.
Sunday 8 March, 6pm-8pm, AT1 Space, Triumph Road, Jubilee Campus
Book your place here.

Schools and departments across the University are celebrating International Women’s Day with their staff and students. These include the School of Maths hosting speakers from under-represented groups in mathematics; a Women in Chemistry conference; and a School of Psychology brunch event celebrating the non-academic achievements of women staff and students.
The University’s central International Women’s Day events are open to all.

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2 Comments

February 7th, 2020 at 8:54 am

Nottinghamshire WI

Could you let us have details of your events and I can add these to social media.

We have organised a artisan fair to celebrate women makers and support local business

February 12th, 2020 at 11:08 am

Cyrus M

Hi Suzanne, thanks for your message. If you’d like to get in touch with leonie.mathers@nottingham.ac.uk she should be able to give you a bit more info about the civic event that you might like to get involved with. Thanks, I hope that helps.

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