What’s on – International Women’s Day events 2019

Written by Laura Chung – Co-Founder of DevelopHer

Next week is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is #balanceforbetter.

This day is celebrated globally around the world and recognises women for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. 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 that are happening during the week so you can get involved in the activities and celebrations.


MONDAY 4th MARCH 2019:

Shaping a Sound with Serine Karthage
5.30pm – 6:30pm @Apple Covent Garden, London (FREE)

PUK Talk Inspiring Women – Caitlin Moran in conversation with Lauren Laverne
2;00pm – 5:30pm @ Curzon Cinema, Shaftesbury Avenue London (£99)


Learn why the Menopause is Everyone’s Business by Minds@Work
6:00pm – 9.30pm @ KPMG Canary Wharf, London (FREE)

My Mummy is a Soldier Book Launch by Butterfly Books
10:00am – 12:30am @ National Army Musuem, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea (FREE)

Together Films Screening ‘The Judge’
Award Winning Documentary capturing the journey of Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first female judge appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a (Islamic Law) Courts.
6:30pm – 9:00pm @ Huckletree, Wood Lane, London (FREE)


DevelopHer Workshop with LeWagon – Code & Build your own website landing page
6.00pm – 9.00pm @ Le Wagon, Haggerston London (£6 – Tickets required)


Women in Industry: Building Inclusive Teams for success 
8:30am -10:00am @ General Assembly, Whitechapel High Street, London (FREE)

The Empowerment of Balance
6:00pm to 8:00pm @ BoConcept, Tottenham Court Road, London (£20 tickets)

Women in Beer Showcase Launch Party: Points x Honest Brew
19:00pm -10:00pm @ The Pembury Tavern, London (£5.92 tickets)

Imperial Lates: Wonder Women
From tech talks to life in science and art, learn about incredible women in bitesize workshops.
6:00pm – 9:00pm, Imperial College London (FREE)


Breaking the Glass Ceiling by N.C productions
Inspirational stories of women overcoming adversity in their lives, sharing stories of domestic abuse, depression and near death experience.
7:00pm – 10:00pm Plough and Harrow (£10 tickets)

Future Leaders Forum by The Sister Sister Network
3pm – 5.30pm, SOAS University of London (FREE)

Bring Me In – Bridging the Gap by S+K Project Presents
Networking event designed to facilitate creative collabs between people of colour
6pm – 9pm, 17-19 Triton Street, Regents Place, London(FREE)

Guardian Live: The Guilty Feminist 
Join Deborah Frances White for live version of her podcast.
7pm – 9.45pm, Barbican, London (Tickets are £25)

Piano Recital of Women Composers
7pm – 9pm, Morley College London (£10)

Women by Women: Pop Up Portrait Studio
In collorabation with Appear Here and the Photocopy Club, 3 female photogrpahers are photographying as many women as possible – take home a free portrait of yourself.
11:00am – 6:00pm, 55 Duke Street, London (FREE)

COS YOU’RE FXCKIN WORTH IT – Female DJ sets & Performance from Miraa May
10pm @ The Curtain, London (doors open at 6:30pm)

Gal-dem presents Madison McFerrin
7pm – 10:30pm, The Jazz Café, London

Women in Focus Festival from 11:00 (FREE) Friday, Saturday and Sunday (8th-10th)
3 day festival open to all featuring performances, talks, workshops, discussions and film screenings


Women’s Event: Self Care for a Better You
Join for short talks, mediations, reflection and discussion on The art of emotional self care, loving and accepting yourself, recharging your soul and making yourself a priority.
2:00pm – 3:30pm, Covent Garden Community Centre, 42 Earlham Street (FREE)

MONDAY 11th MARCH 2019:

Women Techmakers  -Tech talks, networking and fireside chats by Google
4pm – 9:30pm, Google London (Tickets required)

If you have any events you’d like to see here, please message laura@developher.org with the details.

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