IWD 2016 Events

Danielle BrownInternational Women's Day 2016

"Why Gender Equality Matters to Me"

Tuesday 8 March 2016

12.15pm - 2.00pm Charles Wilson Belvoir City Lounge

Keynote Speaker: Danielle Brown MBE

This year for International Women’s Day we will be recognising the contributions of staff and students to gender equality.

We are delighted that double Paralympic gold medallist Danielle Brown MBE, an alumni of the University of Leicester, shall be joining us to deliver our keynote speech.  She will explore why gender equality is important to sport, and what it means to her.

Additionally, as part of this event, we will reward the contributions to gender equality of two members of staff and two students of different genders, who will then discuss why gender equality matters to them.


Registration and lunch:                                        12.15 – 12.35pm

Vice Chancellor and President Opening:               12.35 – 12.40pm

KEYNOTE SPEECH - Danielle Brown MBE:         12.40 – 1.15pm

Presentation of awards:                                        1.15 – 1.25pm

Staff Award recipients speech:                              1.25 – 1.40pm

Student award recipients speech:                          1.40 – 1.55pm

Closing remarks:                                                  1.55 - 2.00pm

Please note this event is now fully booked. 

Other International Women's Day Events

All week:

Space Girls Space Women: a photographic exhibition

This touring exhibition commissioned by the European Space Agency comes to the UK 8-18 March, hosted by the University of Leicester Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday 8th March, 3pm, Physics Building, Lecture Theatre B with guest of honour Professor Dame Julia Slingo OBE FRS, Met. Office Chief Scientist, and our President and Vice Chancellor.  To register, please e-mail spc@le.ac.uk.

Link to poster for Space Girls Space Women and launch event.

For a preview, see www.spacewomen.org.


Food in the Name of Equality

RACS will be showing their support for International Women's Day by devising a special menu inspired by women's names: further information


University Bookshop celebrating International Women's Day

The University bookshop will display the award winners of the University event from 8 March.  Additionally, the bookshop will reflect the worldwide struggle for parity with a wide range of books on women and politics: further information


Wednesday 9 March:

 "Women, editing and publishing: Ivy Davison and the Geographical Magazine in its first thirty years"

Professor Felix Driver, Royal Holloway, University of London

4pm, Bennett Lecture Theatre 2

For further information, please see the poster.


"Student mothers in HE: two (and more) for the price of one - widening participation and tackling child poverty"

Professor Claire Callender, Birkbeck, University of London

Attenborough Seminar Block Ground Floor LR 002 4.30pm-6.00pm

This paper will explore two, usually separate but inter-connected, set of policies: one on widening participation and social mobility, and the other on tackling child poverty and inequality.

For further information, please visit the Department of Sociology's website or the poster.


"Pledge for Parity" - A Showcase Event 

Wednesday 9 March 12 - 1.30pm

Centre for Medicine Boardroom

An opportunity to hear about a range of initiatives in the College to improve working lives and progression

For further information, please see the poster


Thursday 10 March:

"Pledge for Parity" - A Showcase Event 

Thursday 10 March 12 - 1.30pm

Clinical Sciences Lecture Theatre, Glenfield Hospital

An opportunity to hear about a range of initiatives in the College to improve working lives and progression

For further information, please see the poster


Thursday 17 March: 

"Women in Science": A qualitative study of the perceptions of successful women scientists working in Oxford

Dr Alison Chapple, University of Oxford

1.00pm, Large Lecture Theatre, Centre for Medicine

Link to Health Sciences IWD Poster


"Childbirth and Gender Inequality"

Dr Denis Walsh, University of Nottingham

5.30pm - 6.30pm, Centre for Medical Humanities, 7 Salisbury Road, LE1 7QR

Introduction by Heather Brunskell-Evans on the Women's Equality Party and why, in the 21st Century, such a party is needed

For further information, please see the poster



If you have any International Women's Day events taking place, please contact equalities.

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