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International Women’s Day 2015 – What’s on

Helen Mayson

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This year’s International Women’s Day – themed around ‘Making it Happen’ – is on Sunday 8th March. We round up some of the events happening to celebrate strong women at work

UK and Ireland

Women of the World festival at the Southbank Centre
1-8 March
A whole week of events celebrating great women, billed as a festival of talks, workshops and performances celebrating women and girls.  WOW is now five years old and has become a global phenomenon. Join in person and online

Wonder Women
1-31 March, Manchester
Manchester’s feminist festival is running for the entire month, with a fantastic lineup including exhibitions, talks, walks, performances and much more, at locations throughout the city.

Listen, Learn, Lead
6 March
Accenture's International Women's Day celebration is their annual observance of the United Nations designated event - a vital part of their commitment to building a diverse workforce and helping clients achieve high performance. Starting March 5, 2015 at 2 PM US EST you can register for their virtual environment which will feature coverage of live IWD events, on-demand replays and live representatives online.



Celebrating International Women’s day, Berlin
8 March
Join others to celebrate being women, their talents and strength. 6pm Lecture and Training: The Natural Talents of Women and the Changes in Women’s Role in our Society followed by a light buffet


The International Women’s Day ‘Trailblazing Leadership’ online events
3-6 March, around the world
The Aspire Foundation has set itself a target of helping one billion women by 2020. This series of webinars will give you practical tools and ideas to achieve your biggest aspirations for life, work and the world, as well as teaching you how to stand your ground and have a voice at the leadership table.

Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality
10-11 March, New York
the 2015 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Annual Event will bring together leaders from business, Government, the UN and civil society to reflect on issues around women in business

Woibex 18th global Women Leaders conference
8-9 March, Dubai
Global women leaders, path-breaking personalities and women empowerment role models to bear the torch for the 18th Global Women Leaders Conference

For a full list of events, visit the International Women’s Day website here

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