Our Top 10 International Women’s Day Events 2020

Written by: Mica on March 3, 2020
Tags: Feminist, Inspiration, Meet the Members, Member News, Women in Tech

International Women’s day is around the corner, and we are psyched!

International Women’s Day is just around the corner, and we are psyched! 

Not only is it a time to celebrate all the amazing achievements of women around the globe (and we don’t do that often enough), but it’s a fab excuse to network with like-minded individuals in our network and beyond.

It’s safe to say our diaries are all booked up with events, so to help you navigate the millions of events out there, here are our team’s top ten picks >


1.Who: The University Of Manchester (Public Event)

What: GIRLS COUNT: Equity in STEM

Where: Lecture Theatre B, University Place, 176 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

When: Thursday 5th March, 13.00 – 15.00

Why we’re interested: Anything that involves the topic of girls in STEM we’re there, so this event definitely piqued our interest. With guest speaker Anita Shervington, a woman who has dedicated her career to creating equity within STEM, she will speak of her experience, with passion, and share her views on the topic.


2.Who: Sky (Public event)


What: Sky Diversity – Celebrate Equality On International Women’s Day

Where: The Dockside, Leeds Dock, Leeds, LS1O 1QG, UK

When: Monday 9th March, 17.30 till late

Why we’re interested: The night will be filled with inspirational stories about women in tech, their trials, tribulations and their strength to overcome the odds. In addition to this, our co-founder Chelsea Slater will be taking the stand to tell people about her navigation through the world of tech, and her journey with InnovateHer. 


 3. Who: North Coders (Public event – sold out)


What: Introduction to Programming

Where: Northcoders, Manchester Technology Centre, 103 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED

When: Sat, 14 March, 10:00 – 15:30

Why we’re interested: North Coders are giving women the opportunity to try their hand at programming in this one-off event. Not only is this super-inclusive, but the low price tag makes it even more accessible! You may be able to join the waiting list or access our discount code for a future event.


4.Who: The Women’s Organisation (Public event)


What: International Women’s Day #BeTheChange

Where: The Women’s Organisation, 54 Saint James Street, Liverpool, L1 0AB

When: Fri, 6 March 2020, 09:30 – 12:00

Why we’re interested: There’s nothing we love more than conversations which create change, and that’s why this panel is so exciting. Hosted by the fabulous Simone Roche, the founder of Northern Power Women, the morning will be full of inspirational insights from some incredible female role models.


5.Who: Blackwell’s (Public Event)


What: Sophie Walker (CEO of Young Women’s Trust) – Five Rules For Rebellion

Where: Manchester

When: 26th March 19.00 – 20.30

Why we’re interested: Need a little more notice for your International Women’s day celebrations? We’ve got you! Sophie Walker – feminist activist and Chief Executive of the Young Women’s Trust will be here instore talking about her new book Five Rules For Rebellion.

6.Who: Manchester Metropolitan University (Public Event)


What: Feminist Mentoring Workshop

Where: John Dalton Building (Room E232), Manchester, M15 6BH

When: Mon, 9 March 2020, 15:00 – 16:30

Why we’re interested: A huge part of our work involves mentoring girls, so this Feminist Mentoring Workshop is right up our street. Hosted by Dr. Helen Woolnough, Research Fellow at the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender and Diversity Research Centre, attendees will gain valuable skills on feminist mentoring and the benefits it can have supporting women in leadership pathways. 


7.Who: University of Liverpool Management School (Public event)


What: Business Breakfast: Mind the Gap – Diversity & Inclusion Seminar

Where: Avenue HQ, 4 Saint Paul’s Square, Liverpool, L3 9SJ

When: Wed, 11 March 2020, 08:00 – 10:00

Why we’re interested: What we do, we do for equality, so this event really aligns with our values. Not only is the event free to attend, but key speakers will offer valuable insights, practical recommendations and discussion relating to inclusive workplace practices.


And a few we have been personally invited to below!

8.Who: The Co-op (invite guests and staff only)

What: International Women’s Day Celebration Event

Where: Auditorium, Angel Square, Manchester

When: Monday 9th March, 15.30-1900

Why we’re interested: We are excited to hear from Shirine Khoury-Haq Co-op’s new CFO share her career story, as well as a panel event hosted by Sarah Wakefield, challenging attendees by asking the question ‘What are you doing to champion a gender-equal world and beyond?’.


9.Who: World Pay (Staff & guests Only)


What: Staff panel event at Worldpay office

Where: Worldpay, M3, 3 Hardman Square, Manchester M3 3EB

When: Thursday 5th March, 12.00 pm – 14.00

Why we’re interested: We will be meeting the people who put words into actions, people who not only talk about the gender imbalance in tech but fight it. Our co-founder Jo Morfee, along with other passionate panelists will be sharing their views and answering questions on how we can create a more equal workplace.


10.Who: Princes Trust (Staff only)


What: Everyday sexism – how subconscious bias and microaggressions impact women in the workplace, the young people we support, and society as a whole.

Where: Manchester

When: Thursday

Why we’re interested: At Innovate Her we are huge https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/fans of panels, and this isn’t one to miss. An event hosted by the CEO of Prince’s trust, the subject will be exploring ‘Everyday sexism: how subconscious bias and microaggressions impact women in the workplace, the young people we support, and society as a whole’.

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