International Women's Day 2023

The theme for this year's International Women's Day (Wednesday 8 March 2023) is #EmbraceEquity. As a University, we're dedicated to embracing equity not just on this day, but everyday.

For International Women's Day and beyond, let's all fully #EmbraceEquity.

Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have.

A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA.

We can all play a part. Each one of us can actively support and embrace equity within our own sphere of influence. 

And it's critical to understand the difference between equity and equality. Read more about this here.

The Women in Leadership Society have put together an excellent series of events for their "Women in Conversation" series. All events are open to Staff and Students. Please click the logo above to find out more. 

International Women's Day 2023 Events

IWD23 biomedical sciences event Career talks and panel discussion | Biomedical Sciences

8 March 2023, 12 pm to 1 pm.

In celebration of International Women's Day, join a panel of speakers for short career talks and discussion. 

To find out more and book a place, scan the QR code on the poster or click here

IWD23 business school event Inspiring our Students - International Women's Day (online event)

30 March 2023, 12 pm to 2.40 pm (online).

Bristol Business School's International Women's Day event.

This year's topic is "Supporting our female students to continue believing in themselves". The event will consist of a conversation with external (including alumni) and internal speakers to reflect on what we are doing and we can do to support our female students to achieve their career goals in a pleasant environment.

Find out more and book your place.

School of Physics events

Wednesday 8 March 2023

11.00-12.00 Coffee and cake mingle in Physics front foyer 
13.00-14.00 Women in Science Top Trumps in Physics rear foyer
14.00 Quantum and Soft Matter Speaker, Sepideh Razavi - Berry Lecture Theatre 
19.00 Chaos International Women's Day Event - speaker, Berry Lecture Theatre
Associate Professor and EDI Chair in Physics, Jennifer McManus, UoB Physics
Booking is not required

All events are open to all genders.

Jean Golding Institute International Women's Day Event

Tuesday 8th March 11-12:30pm (GMT) 
We invite you to join us for this exciting event showcasing inspiring women from our community and the Data Science and AI related projects they are involved in. We will be welcoming guest speakers from The Jean Golding Institute and our international partners, to talk about how they got to where they are now, their research interests and achievements they are proud of. They will also be sharing their unique experiences of what it is like to be a woman working in Data Science and AI. 
You can book your free place here.

Everyday Exclusions

Use our Everyday Exclusions learning resources to develop your awareness and understanding of microaggressions and exclusionary behaviour. 

Stand Up Speak Out training

Visit our Stand Up Speak Out web page to learn more about how staff can challenge unnacceptable behaviour in the workplace, including how to be an Active Bystander.

Leadership - Empowering equity, not just equality

On IWD 2023, a panel of Bristol’s business leaders will explore how a fresh focus on equity can empower women into leadership roles.

Bristol Women's Voice event at City Hall

Free workshops and events from Bristol Women's Voice, with creche, transport and translation. Together we can create a fair and equal world.

Resilient Empowered Authentic Leaders IWD2023 Online Conference

Resilient Empowered Authentic Leaders IWD2023 Online Conference

New Fiction by Afghan Women

ShelterBox Book Club presents New Fiction by Afghan Women (online event) - celebrating a new collection: My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird.

Women in STEM celebration on International Women’s Day 8th of March at the School of Biological Sciences

Time: 13:00-15:00, 
Location: Seminar Rooms School of Biological Sciences 
We are delighted to be celebrating International Women’s Day 2023 by welcoming four fantastic speakers to come and share their experiences of being women in STEM.  
From the School of Biological Sciences, Prof. of Plant Signalling Keara Franklin and Associate Professor in Animal Behaviour Stephanie King, and one of our PhD candidates Beth Harris, will be sharing their journeys through academia, the highs, lows and real experiences of what it is like to work at Universities. We are also delighted to welcome University of Bristol Biology alumni Ellen Bradley. Ellen was part of the campaign for a GCSE in Natural History, and is currently Co-Director of UK Youth for Nature, and a communications and outreach for a charity called Curlew Action.
Following the talks, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A session with our speakers. Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will be available prior to the talks in the Life Science Atrium from 12:00.
After the session there will be a networking social to launch the School’s Women in STEM network from 15:00-17:00 in the Sky Lounge.

'From Menarche to Menopause' - Celebrating International Women's Day

Join Bristol University, SWIDN and the Bristol Poverty Institute as we celebrate International Women's Day on the 8th March. At this collaborative, online event ' From Menarche to Menopause' we will hear from several expert speakers from the academic and not-for-profit community about their work and research related to menarche, menstruation, menopause and mental health worldwide. Hear about issues affecting women and girls and discuss what we can do as a community to tackle these issues.

Confirmed speakers so far;

Dr Melanie Channon - University of Bath Department of Social and Policy Sciences

Harriet Gordon-Brown - CHASE Africa

Dr Gemma Sharp -4M

Amy Peake- Loving Humanity

Chair; Dr Tigist Grieve - FSSL - ID, Bristol

Take this opportunity to learn from, connect with and share about your own work with others on this important day. Event attendees will receive links and resources following this call!

This event is free and open to SWIDN members, if you are not yet a member and would like to join please visit our website to register your user account.

Please make sure you have registered for the Zoom call in advance here!

Tell others you are attending this event over on our Meetup page!

International Women’s Day 2023: interview with Bristol Vice-Chancellor, Professor Evelyn Welch

To mark International Women’s Day 2023, the University’s first female Vice-Chancellor Professor Evelyn Welch discusses her own career journey, women who have inspired her, and how we can embrace equity and inclusion as a University.  She’s interviewed by Deepshikha Sharma, Co-Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group in the Division of Research, Enterprise and Innovation (DREI).

International Women’s Day: Highlighting Research and Entrepreneurial Excellence

 School of Chemistry EDI and Research Committees Wednesday 8th March 2023, LT3 and East Block Foyer

12:30-13:00 Career Trajectories in Chemistry (LT3), chair: Dr Charlotte Farrow Introduction by Prof Chris Willis Dr Charlotte Dalton (CatSci Ltd)

13:00-14:00 Panel Discussion (LT3) Panellists: Dr Natalie Fey (chair) Dr Beatrice Collins Dr Charlotte Dalton Dr Charlotte Farrow Prof Carmen Galan Dr Kerstin Kinkelin Dr Sbu Mbatha

14:00-14:15 Tea and Coffee Break (East Block Foyer)

14:15-15:00 From Scientist to Entrepreneur: Building a Company From Your (Chemistry) Research (LT3), chair: Prof Carmen Galan Dr Kerstin Kinkelin (Bristol BioDesign Institute) Dr. Phil Bates (Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence (Chemistry) Prof Imre Berger (Biochemistry and Chemistry)

15:00-16:00 Mixer Social with Refreshments (East Block Foyer) 

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