International Women's Day 2021

The theme for International Women's Day (8th March) 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge which promotes individual responsibility for challenging stereotypes, fighting bias, broadening perceptions, improving situations, and celebrating women's achievements. 'We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world'.

International Women's Day Events

11 March 2021 - TheirStories - Professor Sarah Purdy (Staff Only)

TheirStories is a monthly seminar series facilitated by the Diversity & Inclusion Team, running from October to July. We invite colleagues to share their professional and personal experiences as part of a talk, and there is an opportunity for Q&A.

These often includes themes such as; what or who has influenced their careers and barriers they may have faced. For International Women's Day, we have Professor Sarah Purdy speaking about her experiences.

  • Time 1pm - 2pm

Italian documentary Melmaridè: A conversation with the director Elisa Bozzarelli

About this event

The event will see the participation of film director Elisa Bozzarelli, co-author of the Italian documentary Melmaridè in conversation with me (Dr Stefania Placenti), Professor Ruth Glynn (Italian Department) and Dr Hannah Charnock (History Department). 

Melmaridè ("divorced" in a Northern-Italian dialect) is a docu-film about a feminist collective from Piacenza (Italy) that was founded in the 1970s. 

This event will be an opportunity to discuss the themes of the documentary with the director and with academics from relevant fields.  

Date and time

Wed 24 March 2021. From 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.


Register your place via Zoom.

The event link will be sent to all registered participants, and it will be available from 15 to 24 March. 

Be an Upstander (Active Bystander Training)

This year's IWD theme is #ChooseToChallenge, visit our Active Bystander learning resource to develop your skills in challenging inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. 

Gender Equality at the University of Bristol

A commitment to gender equality is fundamental to our University’s core values. View our gender equality initiatives to read more about how the University is dealing swiftly and effectively with any form of harassment, bullying or discrimination, eliminating the professorial gender pay gap, and mainstreaming gender equality into all our practices.

Pearn Kandola Webinar Series

Pearn Kandola are offering a free webinar series for International Women's Day, 'Big talk, little progress: Gender equality in organisations and how to make it a reality'.

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