International Women's Day 2021

Monday 8 March
Various events will take place across the day, many of which are available to join online

Our programme for the day includes a specially recorded video conversation between the Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Joy Carter CBE, DL, and Joyce D’Silva, Ambassador Emeritus of global farm animal welfare group Compassion in World Farming, in which they share their personal experiences of leadership, in line with this year’s theme of women in leadership. From overcoming challenges and surmounting the perceptions of others, they discuss what it is like to take on senior leadership roles as a woman.

Other exclusive online events include:

Live panel discussion 'Womxn and Gender Minorities in the Music Performance and Production Industries'
This panel event will aim to highlight issues that face gender minorities in the Music Industry whilst exploring how positive change can be enacted. Industry Guests include:
Eve Horne – Peak Music
Claire Rose – Womxn in CTRL
Hannah Williams – Performer (Hannah Williams and the Affirmations)
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Live talk from Kate Kinninmont MBE, award-winning producer and director, who will be talking about entry level jobs and the skills are required for getting in and getting on in film and TV. 
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Live lecture 'Scholarly Women: an underrated and misrepresented group?'
Professor Joyce Goodman, Professor Stephanie Spencer, Professor Nancy G. Rosoff from the University of Winchester and Professor Tanya Fitzgerald from the University of western Australia.
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Live panel discussion 'Celebrating careers in coaching and sport'
Hosted by Senior Fellow in Sports Coaching Richard Cheetham MBE, as he talks with Winchester alumni about their experiences and fantastic achievements working in sport as female coaches.

In addition, we are offering our students the opportunity to hear from a diverse panel of female professionals, talking about their journeys to success in a variety of fields.

Our Director of Equalities will also be making an announcement about the Gender Pay Gap, alongside colleagues from Unison and UCU.

Why not check out this special feature podcast episode for IWD, from our Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace, focusing on female bridge-builders, with interviews with representatives from four different projects in the UK, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Denmark. Their stories highlight the importance of breaking from our echo chambers and how even unlikely friendships may have the possibility to develop.

We also encourage you to read this powerful blog post from our Sociology lecturer Ulrike Ziemer, about the effect of war and conflict on women.


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