Today is International Women’s Day, a day commemorating the movement for women’s rights and celebrating the achievements of women globally.
‘Why only one day, or, is it only for women?’ you might ask. Our view, as a community who believe in diversity and inclusion, is that it’s an opportunity for everyone to reflect on gender-based rights, past and present, and join in the conversation with a view to improving the future for all.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some event ideas below. The UN sum up the history of the day nicely here and you can follow on social with #IWD2018.
IWD London Event Guide – Thursday & Coming up:
(For more locations see the InternationalWomensDay.com Guide)
Tonight – Thursday (IWD)
#GirlBoss – International Women’s Day with Melissa Hemsley, Mel Wells & Nicky Clinch
7.30pm @Planet Organic (£5)
City Of London’s International Women’s Day 2018 4.30pm-9pm (FREE)
Women of Wearables: Women in Hardware 6.30-9.30pm (FREE)
Comedy Night- International Women’s Day, 8:30pm (FREE)
#PressforProgress Event by Access VFX at The Mill (FREE);
Featuring one of our DevelopHer mentors and speakers, Harriet Minter
Friday 9th March:
Girls Skate Night @ House of Vans 6pm (FREE)
A night of skating and yoga. Finishing with a documentary screening
WOW: Women of the World Festival @ Southbank. **ALL WEEKEND** – (Prices & day passes vary) (Child-friendly)
A brilliant day out (or weekend) at Southbank, with a jam-packed schedule throughout. Immerse yourself in talks, activities, the marketplace, and shows within the festival, and hear from a global array of speakers and activists. From in-depth discussions on socio-political topics to performing arts, installations, and comedy. Sunday night features Sandi Toksvig in an orchestra backed comedy show. Full brochure here
Saturday 10th March:
Women in engineering and manufacturing. (FREE) (Child-friendly)
An opportunity to meet women in the industry and discuss STEM careers at all levels, career changes into STEM, and apprenticeships.
Women in Focus Festival from 11:00 (FREE) Saturday and Sunday
Performances, talks, workshops, discussions and film screeings
Art of Consent @ Richmix (£10+)
As recommended by our friends at The Great Initiative
HeForShe at VAULT festival. Until March 18th, prices vary.
If you have any events you’d like to see here, please message emily@developHer.org with the details.