A statement from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Henrietta O’Connor - Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022: #BreakTheBias
Every year on 8 March, we come together as a collective, with both the University’s community, internationally and locally to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Having now entered our second century as a University, we take this time to celebrate the global, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women worldwide, whilst highlighting the need for gender equality. This year, under the global theme of #BreakTheBias, we aim to shine a light on the possibilities that a gender equal world would bring to our community and beyond. A world that removes bias, barriers and promotes inclusivity, difference, and equity.
Looking back on last year’s global theme, #ChooseToChallenge, we continue to embark on the journey to break the bias for women, regardless of their race, age, or stage in life.
We bring back our digital Wall of Women to celebrate the women who you feel have positively impacted your university experience as either a staff member, student, or friend.
Difference is to be valued and celebrated and this International Women’s Day, with our host of events and activities to get involved in, we want to help collectively #BreakTheBias. From our event with the University’s first Black woman Students’ Union President, ‘Full Circle: An Evening with Esua Jane Goldsmith’ to the Attenborough Arts Centre’s Iron Women of Resurgence, I am excited to be rejoining you for in-person events and activities to celebrate the contribution of women at Leicester and to recognise the journey we must make in achieving gender equality for all.