International Women’s Day 2023

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Tuesday 07 March 2023


Event end

Thursday 09 March 2023


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Price: Free

Location: University College Birmingham

It's International Women's Day on 8 March, and we're holding a range of events this week to mark the occasion - from a marketplace for businesses owned by women and a guest talk on women in hospitality to pampering sessions and a book club event.

IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people.  

At University College Birmingham, we will be celebrating International Women’s Day in a few different ways.

Tuesday 7 March

Women-owned small business marketplace

McIntyre House Ground Floor, 11am-3pm

Come and support these small businesses owned by women:

  • Black Star Diva (whipped body butters, massage oils, bath salts) 
  • BySH (greeting cards)
  • GAS Life Store (green and sustainable lifestyle products) 
  • Jeanie’s Satins (satin hair bonnets and accessories) 
  • Needlework on Thursday (Birmingham DIY cross-stitch kits and patterns) 
  • Small Kindness (handcrafted vegan, palm-free, plastic-free soaps) 
  • Vicki Marks Jewellery (silver handmade jewellery)  

There will also be a chance to add your thoughts to a display, ‘How will you #EmbraceEquity?’ and ‘Which women inspire you?’ In return, there are free cupcakes available for those who contribute.

Clare Finney

Wednesday 8 March

Guest speaker Clare Finney

McIntyre House MH129 – 12–1pm 

Clare Finney is coming in to talk about women in hospitality. She is a freelance food journalist who has written for the Guardian, Vogue, Telegraph, Evening Standard, Delicious magazine, BBC Good Food and Foodism, and is author of The Female Chef (Hoxton Mini Press, 2021).

To register your interest please click here.  

Pamper Sessions

McIntyre House Ground Floor – 12–3pm 

Come to the ground floor of McIntyre House between 12-3pm for some pampering from Hair and Make-up students, including:

  • Mini facial
  • Hairstyling
  • Make-up

Thursday 9 March

Book Club

McIntyre House Ground Floor (by the statue), 10-11:30am

Join us as we discuss 'Girl, Woman, Other' by Bernardine Evaristo and 'Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men' by Caroline Criado Perez (you don’t have to read both books!) over a free cup of tea or coffee.

To register your interest please click here

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