Celebrating International Women’s Day With these Inspirational Woman
International Woman’s Day is celebrated around the world and surprisingly was first celebrated 111 years ago in 1911. There are many events taking place celebrating IWD and the theme for 2022 is “Break The Bias”, and promotes a world that is Free of Bias, Stereotypes and Discrimination. A world that is Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive.
To accompany the “Break The Bias” theme is a pose. (See below)
Strike the IWD 2022 Break The Bias Pose
Together, we can all break the bias - on International Women's Day (IWD) and beyond.
There are many events taking place to celebrate this year’s International Woman’s Day, around the country.
A list of events for your area can be found at:
Here we have highlighted a couple of events which you may be interested in along with a little more information about the truly inspirational Woman behind them.
IBikeLondon International Women's Day Ride 5th March 13:00 – 16:00 The Event is FREE
Outside The National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX.
The ride is for all ages & abilities and will be at a relaxed pace. Bring food & drinks as there will be lots of time to stop, mix and mingle
Two lady High Sheriffs go wing-walking! 8th March 2022 at Rendcomb Airfield, Cirencester
Two female High Sheriffs go Wing-Walking. Jo Hilditch (Herefordshire) and Jane Tufnell (Gloucestershire) are taking to the sky in tandem aerobatics to raise money for their local mental health charities. Both have taken a year out of their working life to commit their time to their local community - highlighting, signposting and platforming charities and public bodies in their respective Communities.
Jo Hilditch High Sheriff of Herefordshire
Jane Tufnell, High Sheriff of Gloucestershire
This is a truly dangerous daredevil event being undertaken by two courageous ladies. Even more courageous when you consider Jo Hilditch suffers from vertigo. “I feel sick every time I think about this challenge. Conquering my fears to go wing-walking is very hard, but I am determined. I suffer from vertigo so anything at height is a horrible thought.” Say’s Jo and just to make this feat even harder Jo and Jane will be dressed in their ceremonial regalia when they take to the skies although they may have to leave their hats on the ground.
This will be an exciting day out for all the family.
For more information about this daredevil event and how you can donate please go to https://www.herefordshirecf.org/wing-walking/
Lunchtime Talk: Precious Little Gems - Work of Women Silversmiths
When: March 8th 2022
This International Women’s Day, join three designer-silversmiths – Holly Clifford, Helena Russell and Abigail Asher – whose work is currently on display at the Millennium Gallery as part of the 2020 Precious Little Gems programme.
In this free lunchtime talk, you’ll find out more about the development of the works, from initial inspirations to the making process, and hear about contemporary silverwork design in Sheffield.
Holly Clifford creates art jewellery crafted pieces of delicate & detailed wearable art. You can find out more about Holly and her products at https://www.lilyluna.co.uk/designer-jewellery/by-designer/holly-suzanna-clifford/
Helena is a Sheffield based silversmith who takes inspiration from machinal movements and mechanisms when designing and creating her one-off pieces. To find out more about Helena and her products go to https://helenarussell.co.uk/
Empower: A celebration of women in music & the arts 7th March from 6 – 10pm. The Event is FREE
At the Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY, this free, informal, drop-in event features a series of short musical performances, from string quartet to saxophone and harp duo, showcasing some of the finest music written by female composers, alongside premieres of new works from the Royal Northern College of Music. To book your FREE Ticket go to https://www.anthonyburgess.org/event/concert-empower-international-womens-day/
Historical Women and Women's History: An Evening with Annie Garthwaite 10th March at Waterstones
Waterstones Cambridge is thrilled to be celebrating International Women's Day 2022 with the incredible Annie Garthwaite whose novel Cecily explores the life of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, who was one of the women at the heart of the War of the Roses.
For tickets, please visit: https://www.waterstones.com/events/historical-women-and-womens-history/cambridge
Breaking Down The Barriers: A Panel of Inspirational Women 8th March 2022 11am-12:30pm De Montfort University
This International Women’s Day, the Careers and Graduate Success team host Breaking down the barriers event.
A Panel of Inspirational Women. Careers and Graduate Success team have a panel of incredible women who have all faced barriers in the world of work and are now speaking out on how to overcome those to prepare you with all the advice and knowledge you’ll need to kickstart your career after university.
History of International Woman’s Day
Many people maybe surprised to learn that the first International Woman’s Day was celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. More than one million Woman and Men attended IWD rallies, campaigning for Woman’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold Public Office and end discrimination.
On the eve of World War 1, Russian Woman campaigning for Peace observed the first IWD on February 23rd.
The following year in 1914 many rallies took place across Europe with Woman expressing their solidarity against the war. On 8th March 1914 a march tool place in London from Bow to Trafalgar Square in support of Woman’s Suffrage. Sylvia Pankhurst was arrested at Charring Cross Station, while making her way to speak at the rally at Trafalgar Square.
In 1917 Russian Woman began a strike for “Bread & Peace” to recognise the death of over 2 million Russian Soldiers in WW1.
International Women's Day
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