International Women's Day 2022

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 2022 is #BreakTheBias. 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 how you are breaking the bias on social media using the #UoBwomen and #BreakTheBias. Finally, this is a great time to get inspired and think about putting on your own event as part of next year's programme.  

Programme of events

5 March 13:00 - 14:00 PCOS and the pill
8 March 12:00 - 13:00 Breaking the bias with the BrummyMummyof2
8 March 17.30 - 19.00 Gender and Education in England since 1770
8 March 14:00 - 15:00 Women in retail, one size in/fits all - Don't stereotype me
8 March 16:30 - 17:30 School of Nursing - IWD 2022 celebration
9 March 11:00 - 11:55 Living with Covid-19 at work from the Work Inclusivity Research Centre, Birmingham Business School
9 March 13:00 - 14:00 Backstitch to The Future – A Women’s Network community project.
9 March 13:00 - 14:30 Women of Faith
9 March

12:00 - 12:45 GST

A woman's place is in the kitchen: Gender bias in the hospitality industry
10 March 13:00 - 14:00 Menopause cafe 
10 March 16:00 - 17:00 GST UoBD me in three
16 March 12:30 - 13:15 GST Oops! Accidentally Enforcing Gender Bias in the Classroom
16 March 17:00 - 18:15 Breaking Biases
21 March 18:00 - 19:30 Breaking Barriers to Women's Leadership
23 March 12:30 - 13:15 GST Lunch Time Recess: Nothing but he said, she said: The influence of gender on interpretations of domestic violence
24 March 09:30 - 10:30 GST Motherhood: The Joy, the Struggles & the Taboos
31 March 12:00 - 13:00 Women's Network International Women's Month Book Club
The World is Changing
International Women's Day logo

International Women’s Day falls on  Tuesday 8 March and to celebrate the diversity of experience of our alumnae, staff and students we will be running a new social media campaign on the day.

We are approaching alumnae individually to take part and would love it if you would join the conversation. We will be asking people to share the UoBwomen that inspire them by tagging them in post on our FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn accounts on the day. The posts will go live at 09:00 and if you're joining us on Instagram we will be sharing a story template for you to use.

Whether it’s a member of staff who made a lasting impact on you or a friend you met at University who is doing something amazing, help us celebrate UoBwomen around the world and spread some kindness during this difficult time.