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All events listed on the WOW IWD Map

#FtheFairytales

No Ordinary Experience

23rd February, 5:00pm

Online event

#FtheFairytales is a creative, online digital protest standing with all those ‘locked up’ today by exploring old characters and our own stories & journey’s.

Anyone can take part! Come along to our online workshops 23rd & 27th Feb.

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WOW UK 21 Launch: Where Are We Now?

The WOW Foundation

1st March, 8:00pm

Online event

Join us to launch WOW’s 2021 UK digital festival - with WOW Founder and Director Jude Kelly and amazing guests from around the world. What has the pandemic meant for women and girls - and who are the people bringing the solutions?

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Get Ready for IWD 2021

Thrive Future

1st March, 12:00pm

Online event

For IWD 2021, we wanted to create a workshop that would give tangible takeaways for participants and form part of a longer-term commitment to changing mindsets and behaviours in the workplace. The workshop will take place one week before IWD 2021, to upskill and educate your people about why gender equality is a great benefit to businesses and steps they can take to achieve a more equal workplace.

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Arundhati Roy and V In Conversation

The WOW Foundation

2nd March, 8:00pm

Online event

Join writers Arundhati Roy and V (formerly Eve Ensler) as they join forces to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism and on the role of creativity and alternative imaginations.

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#ChooseToChallenge a Digital International Womxn's Day

Lone Design Club

3rd March, 10:00am - 16th March, 7:00pm

Online event

Open to press, media, industry AND consumers alike, discover unique + one-of-a-kind product, meet the designers behind the brands, join one of our exclusive daily events AND join one of our highly sought after designer-led experiences.

Giving customers exclusive access to new collections, one off pieces and showcasing brand new designers. Go deeper behind the brand and immerse yourself into the world of the designer.

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Being A Difficult Woman: International Women's Day 2021

Bristol Improv Theatre

3rd-7th March

Online event

Lots of different events to mark International Women's Day 2021 centered around the theme of Being A Difficult Woman.

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International Women's Day Festival

MAC Belfast

4th - 11th March

Online event

International Women’s Day Festival is a time for debate, education, and celebration. The aim is to create shared digital spaces for you, the audience, along with academics, community organisers, activists and artists to explore universal feminist issues. The festival doesn’t cover everything, rather it responds to what you, our audiences, wanted to talk about.

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Wirral Young Labour IWD Webinar

Wirral Young Labour

4th March, 7:00pm

Online event

A Q&A Zoom Webinar Event with Claire Hanna, Janette Williamson and Miriam Mirwitch.

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Workshop: Money Matters - Reset Your Money Mindset with Selina Flavius

The WOW Foundation

4th March, 8:00pm

Online event

This workshop from Selina Flavius, founder and author of Black Girl Finance, will guide you through her well-established roadmap to get you back on track and financially thriving in 2021.

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International Women's Day Virtual Breakfast

Westgate Community Trust

5th March, 9:30am

Online event

Join us for Canterbury's 4th International Women's Day event presented by Westgate Hall in collaboration with Canterbury BID. This virtual breakfast event celebrates our business community by welcoming Caroline Cooper, Head of Commercial and Cultural Development at Canterbury City Council and Rachel Sanders, BoConcept Canterbury’s Franchisee and Director, who will lead a discussion on how women in Kent can and are paving the way for change through these challenging times.

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Women In Housing Scotland Conference

Women in Housing

5th March, 9.30 - 3.45pm

Join us in March for Women in housing Scotland conference. The event will be held remotely so there won’t be quite the same opportunities to network with colleagues from across the sector however, we have some excellent speakers, fantastic workshops and of course, a few laughs along the way. It’s been a tough year after all.

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International Women's Day Festival

IWD Derby

5th March - 8th March

Online event

Join the volunteer-powered celebrations!

This year we are taking the festival online with a variety of virtual workshops, panels, Rebel Women's Singing, dance-along, wellbeing & self-care activities. Come join us for as much or little as you like. Register FREE to access the full programme of activities and pre-bookable workshops available; once you have registered you can access the Online Event Details to plan which sessions you want to join.

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International Women’s Day 2021 Virtual HackHERthon

TH.0

5th March, 7:00pm / 7th March, 5:00pm

Online event

Come and join our IWD Hackathon. We want to create and innovate to solve four of the biggest challenges facing Women today.

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Good Grief: Catherine Mayer and Anne Mayer Bird In Conversation

The WOW Foundation

5th March, 8:00pm

Online event

Catherine Mayer and her mother, Anne Mayer Bird, lost their beloved husbands just 41 days apart on the eve of the pandemic. Catherine and Anne share their insights, pain, hope and humour, and detail how in losing the loves of their lives they found an ever-closer relationship with each other.

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Workshop: Under 10's Feminist Corner

The WOW Foundation

6th March, 10:00am

Online event

Feminism isn’t just for teenagers and grown ups! Find out what you can do to fight for equality in this fun workshop. If you’re a budding young equality champion who believes we should all have the same opportunities whatever our gender, this online interactive workshop is perfect for you!

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SheCan DIY and Home Improvement for WOMEN

SheCan Brighton

6th March, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Carlton Primary School, Brighton, BN2 9HS

All our home maintenance courses are hands-on, practical sessions. Each class includes plenty of safety advice, discussion and support. You’ll learn about tools, materials, professional tricks of the trade and the theory behind each technique you’ll be using.

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Northampton International Women's Day

Northampton Borough Council

6th March, 11:00- 3:00pm

Online event

Help us celebrate International Women's Day 2021! A virtual live streamed event with a lot of different articles and activities.

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Workshop: WOW'S Virtual Big Sing

The WOW Foundation

6th March, 2:00pm

Online event

Come and join Choral activist Kirsty Martin at WOW’s Virtual Big Sing. Kirsty will guide you through a group warm up into singing some small but perfectly formed songs from all over the world together. This session is suited to singers of all persuasions – reluctant singers, shower crooners and seasoned divas all welcome.*

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Where Are All The Working Class Writers?

The WOW Foundation

6th March, 8:00pm

Online event

WOW joins forces with the Working Class Writers Festival for this special event, with Working Class Writers Festival Artistic Director Natasha Carthew.

More amazing guests to be announced!

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Rise Together Walk 2021

Rising Girl

7th March, 11:00

Route begins at Euston Station.

Rising Girl is organising an empowerment walk around central London to celebrate International Women's Day. The day will start at 11AM at Euston Station and participants will walk a pre-planned route around London visiting statues of women who made history.

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Workshop: Radical Childcare

The WOW Foundation

7th March, 2:00pm

Online event

In this session we’ll hear great examples from overseas, historical underpinning, pedagogical brilliance and discuss together how we can imagine a future of more radical childcare.

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Listen to Girls: IWD 2021
World Association of Girl Guides

7th March, 2:00pm

Join us on Sunday 7 March 2021 at 2.00 PM (GMT), for a live online discussion with global decision-makers and girls from our Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Movement.

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Workshop: Grandmothers

The WOW Foundation

7th March, 4:00pm

Online event

Join this discussion led by WOW Founder and new-ish grandmother of two Jude Kelly, to hear from the frontline of grandmotherhood, the joys and challenges of grandparenting, and what we can learn from each other.

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Scratching The Servers - Play

The Space

7th March, 7:30pm

Online event

The UnDisposables, are back with yet another jam packed night of exciting and thought provoking new writing.

Once again, they’re bringing the live theatre to your homes via this one-off online event!

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NHS Everyday Courage IWD Event

NHS

8th March, 7.30am - 4:00pm

Online event

International Women’s Day is a celebration of all women: whatever your role, grade or connection to the health and care system. Whether you are a support worker, a clinician, a manager, an agency worker or a volunteer, if you work in health and care, then this event is for you. We also welcome allies who share our goal of gender equality.

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Woman Who Inspires - Online Network

I Am A Woman Who

8th March, 9:30am

Online event

Hear from our inspirational speakers who have all contributed their story to I Am A Woman Who (2021 Edition).

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University of the Highlands and Islands IWD 2021

University of the Highlands and Islands

8th March, 9:30am- 4:30pm

Online event

Firstly, individuals or teams across the university will present a short workshop, or presentation on the 8 March on the ways in which they are approaching or promoting gender equality within their own subject area, teaching or research practice, in supporting or leading the development of learning and teaching, or in the design of the curriculum.

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International Women's Day Celebration

NatWest Business Accelerator Milton Keynes

8th March, 10:00am

Online event

Join us as we recognise 100 incredible women who chose to challenge, in an event to celebrate, recognise and connect.

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IWD Celebration of Shropshire Women in Business

FraggleWorks

8th March, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Online event

Hear from our amazing line-up of speakers who will be sharing their stories and top tips from their areas of expertise.

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IWD 2021 NPW LIVE

Northern Power Women

8th March, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Online event

NPWLive is a half day online event to amplify voices and support emerging talent as well as creating a directory of bitesize video content offering insight and inspiration across the backdrop of the IWD theme, Choose to Challenge.

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SASiety - IWD Symposium

SASiety, School of Advance Study

8th March, 11:30am - 7:00pm

Online event

A symposium celebrating International Women's Day with academics, & creative voices joining us for thought-provoking and challenging talks.


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International Women's Day Lunch

IOD Isle of Man

8th March, 12:15pm

King Edward Bay Golf and Country Club, Isle of Man

We are incredibly lucky on island to have such a wealth of strong female business leaders. However notably only some of the IoD Isle of Man Membership is women, this is something we would love to see change!

We are delighted to be welcoming Kate Lord-Brennan (MLC) as our guest speaker.


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UoB International Women's Day SHE Engineers

University of Birmingham Engineering School

8th March, 2:00pm

Online event

This event will have a list of speaker from Engineering and Physical Sciences background. As well as celebrating their successes they will address the question what made them choose their field and discuss challenges they faced and overcame.

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Lizzie Fincham & Emily Vanderploeg - Poetry Reading

Cultural Institute - Swansea University

8th March, 2:00pm

Online event

Poignant, elegant and timely, Lizzie Fincham's acute senses and imagistic rhythms give us glimpses beneath the surface of life, to the deeper connections.
A grandchild of Hungarian and Dutch immigrants to Canada, and an immigrant herself to Wales and Hungary, in these poems Emily Vanderploeg seeks to make sense of pathways, both inherited and her own.

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The Menopause - Challenging the Taboo

London South Bank University

8th March, 3:00pm

This event aims to share best practice as to how workplaces, and individuals, can be more inclusive and better support those around them who are experiencing the menopause in an informed, sensitive & accepting way. We'll be joined by a panel of experts from different professions who will be sharing their work & insight. There will also be an opportunity ask questions and share your thoughts & experiences which may help others.

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International Concert

International Festival of Arts

8th March, 4:00pm

Online event

The International Women's Day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year around the world and it marks an important point in the global movement for equality. Over a hundred years since it was established (1910), we celebrate it with songs about love!

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International Women's Day - Evening Showcase

Royal Academy of Music

8th March, 6:30pm

This concert will be live-streamed on the Academy's YouTube channel and is free to watch.

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Digital Lecture: An (Almost) A to Z of Modern Scottish Women Artists

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh

8th March, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online

Alice Strang, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Galleries of Scotland and curator of the landmark exhibition Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965, will take us through an (almost) A to Z of Modern Scottish Women Artists, from Mary Armour to Anna Zinkeisen, based on works in UK public collections.

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Raised Voices 2021 - Celebrating IWD through Poetry

The Gloucestershire Poetry Society

8th March, 7:00pm

Online event

The Gloucestershire Poetry Society presents 'RAISED VOICES 2021 - Celebrating International Women's Day through Poetry'.
Hosted by Josephine Lay, on Monday 8th March 2021 from 7.00pm to 9.30pm, featuring a number of Gloucestershire Female Poets, who will be invited to read one of their own poems & a favourite poem by someone else (Line-up TBA).

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The Wonder Women of Hampstead Cemetery

CemeteryClub

8th March, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Online, Virtual Tour

Join Sheldon from CemeteryClub for an immersive online tour through the gravestones of one of the most beautiful and exclusive burial spaces in London and meet the likes of legendary actresses, illustrators and performers whose stories shouldn't be forgotten and where where amazing life stories/womens' history are analysed, discussed and celebrated!

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Women Who Challenge: The Legal Sector

Support Through Court

8th March, 7:00pm- 8:30pm

Online event

Join us for exclusive online evening for International Women’s Day, where we will be showcasing the leading women in the sector who are breaking barriers and advocating for women’s place within it, challenging the gender norms and stereotypes they have encountered.

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FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN

ArtRabbit

8th March / 27th March

ArtRabbit, Oxford

Open Call for artists celebrating International Women’s Day, for more information please contact info@ronapainting.com.

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International Women's Day: Art, Action and Craft

Watt's Gallery Artist Collective

8th March, 6:00pm

Online event

This International Women's Day, to celebrate the role of craft in activism, join the conversation with Sarah Corbett, an award-winning activist, Ashoka Fellow and the Founding Director of the global Craftivist Collective.

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Lean In Belfast 2021

Lean in Ireland

8th March, 6:00pm

Online event

In this one hour online event Dorcas Crawford, Co-founder of Lean In Ireland will host a chat with 4 members of our leadership team, Breda McCague, Nuala Murphy, Jennifer Cahill and Sanya Sharma.

We’ll find out how they coped with the challenges of living through the crisis, what they learned about themselves and the world, and what helped them survive and even thrive.

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Pearls of Wisdom from Medical Women

Women's Medical Federation

8th March, 6:00pm

Online event

Join us on International Women’s Day as we hear from some inspirational medical women on how they became involved with the MWF and what top tips they have for medical students and foundation year doctors looking to become successful medical women. There will also be a panel discussion for you to ask any questions.

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A Pioneer of Social Justice: Exploring The Legacy of Jennie Lee

Knights Theatre, Creative Scotland, ONFife and The Open University of Scotland

8th March, 7:00pm

Online event

A panel discussion celebrating the remarkable life and achievements of Jennie Lee this International Women’s Day. A miner’s daughter, Fife-born Jennie Lee became an MP before she was old enough to vote, and went on to become the first ever Minister for the Arts in the UK and a founder of The Open University.

Panellists include Mary Senior, President of the Scottish Trades Union Congress; Susan Stewart, Director of The Open University in Scotland; and Matthew Knights, Playwright and Founder of Knights Theatre, with more to be announced soon. The Panel will be chaired by Fiona Sturgeon Shea, forthcoming CEO for the Federation of Scottish Theatre.

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In Conversation with Winifred Atwell

Sutton African Caribbean Cultural Organisation

8th March, 7:30pm - 8:15pm

Online event

She was also the first black woman to have a number one record in the UK. Winifred Atwell came to Britain in 1945. Within a few months of arriving she met the man of her dreams and married him. During her most prosperous period she had many hits including 2 number one records. She was a woman of many firsts including being the first black woman to open a hairdressers for black women; she was also a landlady, owing many properties, and she was also a classical pianist of the highest quality. Yet somehow hardly anyone has ever heard of her. Avril Nanton puts her life into perspective, so come along to hear all about this amazing woman.

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Online History Talk: To Have Power Over Themselves - A Short History of Women's Rights

Tudor House and Garden

9th March, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online event

To celebrate 2021’s International Women’s Day theme, #ChooseToChallenge, join Becky Sharp to discover how women throughout history have challenged the barriers that were put in their way at this accessible talk.

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Sangha Manchester - IWD 2021

Sangha Manchester and Manchester Cathedral

9th March, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Online event

This is a day where we will celebrate women from all different backgrounds and cultures to band together to fight for gender parity & women. Please wear something purple to this event and we will be sharing pictures on social media with our special motivational speakers.

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Written out of history? Getting to know the women of Willesden Jewish Cemetery

House of Life - Willesden Cemetery

9th March, 7:00pm

Online event

Join Hester Abrams, Curator and Project Leader of the House of Life, for this talk to mark Women’s History Month. Hester will share some of the research that has fed into the new exhibits and displays at the House of Life heritage experience and will highlight outstanding women whose influence is still felt today.

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Fly! Festival of Black Women's Film

Sheba Soul Ensemble - AMATA Falmouth University

10th March

Online event

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Sheba Soul Ensemble present Fly! a Festival of BLACK* Women’s film exploring intersectionality and the multiple issues BLACK* women face in their daily lives.

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Women, Technology, Innovation and Strength

Enabling Technologies and Innovation Competences Project

10th March, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Online event

The project is designed to stimulate innovation in small/medium businesses and help businesses grow. This event was developed for women and is dedicated to International Women's Day.

Come and find out more about women in innovation, technology and strength.

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Choose to Challenge: Dame Alison Peacock

University of Sunderland

10th March, 5:00pm

Online event

To celebrate International Women's Day 2021, we'll be joined by key note speaker Dame Alison Peacock - CEO of The Chartered College of Teaching.

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Women in Greek Myths: Natalie Haynes and Bettany Hughes

The WOW Foundation

10th March, 8:00pm

Online event

Join Natalie Haynes and Bettany Hughes in conversation on a voyage of discovery to reveal the real stories of women from Greek myths - and why it matters.

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Women 4.0 for IWD 2021

Barclays Eagle Lab

11th March, 5:45pm

Online event

We are delighted to welcome a fabulous panel of speakers representing aspects of the fourth industrial revolution and showcasing new technologies. All are welcome to attend this free of charge virtual event.

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Shelia Heti and Avni Doshi In Conversation

The WOW Foundation

11th March, 8:00pm

Online event

Sheila Heti joins Avni Doshi in a conversation on the ambivalence of motherhood. As life in lockdown has us re-examining our priorities, we ask if how we live, interact with each other and make sense of things as women has also drastically changed.

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Kimberlé Crenshaw In Conversation

The WOW Foundation

12th March, 8:00pm

Online event

At a time where the world grapples to answer the ongoing call for the Black Lives Matter movement, and we see the Black community disproportionately impacted by Covid 19, Kimberlé Crenshaw joins us at WOW to share her story, ideas, passions and campaigns - and the changes she wants to see.

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Workshop: Decolonising Songwriting

The WOW Foundation

13th March, 10:00am

Online event

Anindilyakwa woman, singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara and Irish woman, singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell join forces in conversations on decolonising songwriting.

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Intersect: Seen and Head, an online portraiture event

Sweet 'Art

13th March, 11:00

Online event

An online portraiture project exploring the female gaze. Have your intersectional feminist portrait created live online.

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Workshop: Afrofrunk Rio

The WOW Foundation

13th March, 4:00pm

Online event

Join Taísa Machado from Afrofunk Rio for this workshop direct from Brazil. No experience necessary - just bring yourself, an open mind - and get ready to move your body, Rio style!

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Workshop: I Am Perfect As Me

The WOW Foundation

14th March, 2:00pm

Online event

I Am Perfect As Me is a campaign created by Speakers Corner Collective, a political, social collective created by young people in Bradford. This campaign celebrates body acceptance, as well as opening conversations around mental health, family barriers, bullying and other challenges young people face.

Join this workshop to celebrate all things we are grateful for within these hard times, and focus on the positive things that have happened - however small - to uplifting each other as well as ourselves.

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How To Talk to Robots: A Girls' Guide to a Future Dominated by AI

The WOW Foundation

15th March, 8:00pm

AI is everywhere. From tracking your spending habits, to creating the latest filter on Instagram to job applications, AI is playing a part in how we all work, live and play. And so, the risk of biased technology is real.

This session led by Tabitha Goldstaub and special guests, will give you the tools to navigate the current and the future developments in a conscious way. There are enormous benefits of understanding AI, so join us for this fun and jargon-free session to set you up for the future

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Workshop: Finding Your Personal Power with Sarah Blumenau

The WOW Foundation

16th March, 7:00pm

Online event

Whether we love it or hate it, the virtual environment is now a crucial part of our everyday professional and personal lives. Learn how to increase your virtual impact with clarity, confidence and ease. This fun and interactive session will help you ‘make friends’ with the virtual space, learning how to enhance the experience for both you and your audience.

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Helen Sharman In Conversation

Liverpool John Moores University

17th March, 12.00pm

On Wednesday 17th March 2021 Helen Sharman, the first British person in Space and first British Astronaut will give a talk at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). Helen will be speaking about her life and career as a scientist and as the first British astronaut.

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Ruby Wax: And Now for the Good News

The WOW Foundation

17th March, 8:00pm

Online event

When was the last time that reading the news made you feel good?

Come and join Ruby for an hour of optimism - including a guided meditation, run by Ruby, especially for WOW.

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Paige Hobart - Women In Tech

Bournemouth University Alumni Association

18th March, 8:30am - 10:00am

Online event

Paige has built a career in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) working with brands including Harvey Nichols, Clarks, Rightmove and The National Lottery.
This session, which comes a week after International Women’s Day, will include a focus on opportunities for women in tech, and Paige’s own insights into overcoming potential barriers.

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Refusing to be Silenced

The WOW Foundation

18th March, 8:00pm

Online event

In the midst of lockdown, when growing authoritarianism threatens to silence the voices of truth and justice, meet the women who risk their lives to speak the truth and refuse to be silenced, despite grave danger. This WOW UK Festival event brings together international women of courage who stand for human rights and justice in war and conflict zones and are winners of the prestigious Anna Politkovskaya Award, presented by RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in War)

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Sex in Lockdown

The WOW Foundation

19th March, 8:00pm

Online event

Are sex and social distancing unnatural bedfellows? From having more to wanting more, and from doing it yourself to abstaining completely - we have brought together some of the greatest minds, researchers and global sexperts to discuss how life under lockdown has impacted our sex lives.

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Workshop: How To Be An Active Bystander

The WOW Foundation

20th March, 10:00am

Online event

Whether we love it or hate it, the virtual environment is now a crucial part of our everyday professional and personal lives. Learn how to increase your virtual impact with clarity, confidence and ease. This fun and interactive session will help you ‘make friends’ with the virtual space, learning how to enhance the experience for both you and your audience.

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Back to Anna

Pushkin House

20th March, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Online event

A new play by Anita Brokmeier and Anna Clart about the forgotten female voices and lived experiences Tolstoy co-opted for 'Anna Karenina'.

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Workshop: Everyone's An Artist with Bryony Kimmings

The WOW Foundation

21st March, 2:00pm

Online event

As children we all draw, sing and make pretend. At some point for most of us those urges are either schooled out or forgotten to the daily grind. Yet lockdown has shown us that in times of great strife we find solace, safety and joy in creativity. Performance Artist, Musician and Screenwriter Bryony Kimmings is adamant everyone is an artist and can access the wellbeing and self esteem benefits that come from creative tasks.

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Workshop: All Cisterns Go - Plumbing with WOW

The WOW Foundation

21st March, 4:00pm

Online event

It's not a pipe dream, do it yourself! In this workshop, come and learn the basics of plumbing, so that you can sort easy problems yourself at home, and learn what to ask for when you need professional help.

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