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International Women's Day Events

12 Mar 2019

Celebrate International Women's Day #BalanceforBetter with events across the University

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The theme for this year’s International Women's Day on Friday, 8 March was #BalanceforBetter. Across the University, events took place that celebrated the contribution of women, while highlighting the need for a more gender-balanced world, and there are still more events to come.

SBS Athena SWAN’s work-life balance event

The importance of achieving an effective work-life balance in academia will be explored on Wednesday, 13 March by a host of speakers, including:

  • Professor Colette Fagan, University Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Professor Peter Clayton, Deputy Vice-President and FBMH Deputy Dean
  • Professor Kimme Hyrich, Clinical Epidemiologist 
  • Dr Rachel Cowen, Co-founder of CARD and Senior Lecturer

This free event is open to all and takes place on Wednesday, 13 March, 10:00am – 11.30am in the Michael Smith lecture Theatre, Michael Smith Building, Dover Street.  

Book your place on this free event now.

MACE coffee breaks 

Attend a short talk followed by coffee and conversation, dedicated to female researchers. There’s the opportunity for staff across research groups to deliver a ‘lightning talk' – an update on their own research, an extra-curricular interest or what they are doing to tackle gender imbalance.


  • Thursday, 14 March, 1:30pm – 2.30pm: B8 George Begg
  • Tuesday, 19 March, 10:00am – 11:00am: E27 Pariser
  • Thursday, 28 March, 1.30pm – 2.30pm: E27 Pariser