International Women's Day 2021


All events are open to the public except: [S] students only; [SS] staff and students only; [STA] staff only.

Leicester Wall of Women

Monday 8 March - Friday 12 March; hosted digitally
Our award-winning Wall of Women is back – and this year, we’ve gone digital. After filling an entire wall of the Percy Gee Building Foyer with stories of inspirational and influential women in previous years, in 2021 we’re encouraging staff and students to nominate women at the University on our digital wall.

Our Wall of Women is now open for submissions

  • For further information, contact Turi King at
  • Open to staff and students

Inspirational Women Collage

Released Monday 8 March; nomination form.
Our Sport and Active Life team are creating a collage of inspirational women. Whether that’s shouting out a team-mate or a professional sports star that’s particularly inspiring to you, head to the nomination form and submit your ideas!

Monday 8 March 2021

  • Women’s Forum [STA]: 1.00pm - 2.00pm; Microsoft Teams
  • International Women's Day Virtual Summit - Visionary Women (Angella Nazarian): from 4.00pm
  • Dorothy Jones Lecture: ‘Trains, tensions, tips and triumphs!’: 5.00pm; Microsoft Teams
  • Girls’ Night: 6.00pm - 8.00pm; Playwaze App
  • Details of all Monday events

Tuesday 9 March 2021

  • Women and Brexit: 1.00pm - 2.00pm; Microsoft Teams
  • Women Behaving Badly: A Roundtable Discussion: 3.00pm - 4.30pm; Eventbrite
  • ULSB Public Lecture: Women in Leadership: 5.30pm - 6.30pm; Eventbrite
  • Details of all Tuesday events

Wednesday 10 March 2021

  • Lockdown Leicester: Women’s Experiences, Challenges and Innovation: 10.00am - 11.30am; Zoom
  • Menopause Café and Workshop: 12.30pm; Microsoft Teams
  • Women’s Inspiration Network Launch [SS]: 1.00pm - 2.00pm; Eventbrite
  • From Academia to Industry: Challenges and opportunities – Guest talk by Dr. Anasol Peña-Rios, Applied Research, British Telecom (UK): 2.00pm - 3.00pm; Microsoft Teams
  • Has Covid-19 reverted decades of progress in gender equality?: 3.15pm; Microsoft Teams
  • Details of all Wednesday events

Thursday 11 March

  • Global Café: 12.00pm - 1.00pm; Eventbrite
  • The Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (WTISSF) - COVID Career Support and Inclusion Scheme 2021: drop in session: from 2.00pm; Teams
  • Diversity In Medicine: Women Who #ChooseToChallenge: 6.30pm; Eventbrite
  • PIQA (Present Imperfect Questions Answers): TBC; Attenborough Arts Stream
  • Details of all Thursday events 

Wednesday 17 March

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