International Women's Day 2023

International Women's Day (IWD) on 8 March celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and is a call to action to focus on the change still needed to achieve true global equality for women and girls. To mark IWD, the University runs a diverse programme of events throughout March, focusing on women's voices history and experiences. 

The theme for IWD 2023 is #EmbraceEquity. You can get involved in many ways. If you are not a member, consider joining the Women's Network, or you could download our Selfie frame and share pictures of giving yourself an embrace on social media using the #UoBwomen and #EmbraceEquity

This is a great time to get inspired and think about putting on your own event as part of the programme. Please share details of your event via the event submission form.

Programme of events

1 March evening Look out for Old Joe's colour change tonight to mark the start of International Women's Day events at UoB
March   Dubai events
1 - 31 March   Cadbury Research Library Flickr album updated.
2 March 13:00 - 14:00 MDS Family and Academia workshop
7 March 11:00 - 13:00 Domestic abuse allies session
8 March 09:30 - 12:00 Workshop - Citation Justice: What it means and how you can practice it
 8 March 12:15 - 15:45 International Women's Day celebration from the Women's Network
9 March 17:30 - 19:00

Student-alumni networking for International Women's Day, 2023

14 March 18:20 - 19:30

UoB Sport & Fitness - Menstrual Cycle, Exercise and Nutrition Panel

15 March 11:00 - 12:00 Winterbourne House and Gardens - Women in the Archives
21 March 18:15 - 19:30 International Women's Day - Open Mic Poetry Night
22 March 12:30 - 13:30 Coppafeel presentation about breast cancer in an effort to raise awareness
22 March 18:00 - 19:00 Necessity is the mother of invention – Women as retail innovators and pioneers
23 March 19:00 - 20:00 Online talk: Women in Art: The Case of Vorticism
24 March 09:00 - 17:00 A space of Ones Own: Reflective exhibition & Zine-making workshop
27 March 13:00 - 14:00 Violence Against Women & Girls research: current challenges & opportunities
28 March 13:00 - 14:00 Women's Network book club - Convenience Story Woman by Sayaka Murata
In conversation with: Professor Jennifer Powell, new Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts