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Women’s History Month

Join us in celebrating and supporting women

Women's History Month and International Women's Day are annual events focusing on the achievements of women across the world.

Our Centre for Inclusion & Diversity (CfID), Events and Partnerships Team, and Gender Staff Forum have organised an institution-wide programme. We're celebrating women across our institution who have been inspired by other women, or who are inspiring others and making a difference to our staff, our students, our partners, and our communities.

The theme for this year's International Women's Day is "#EmbraceEquity" - let's give equity a huge embrace.

Women will thrive if they embrace equality, together speaking out to fill the silence created by oppression and fear. Professor Shirley Congdon, Vice-Chancellor

Women's History Month and our JB Priestley Library

From 3-10 March 2023, a book display will be available in the JB Priestley Library.

The display will be on the ground floor near to the stairs and lifts, and will cover Women's History Month as well as International Women's Day.

Celebrating inspirational women

The New Years Honours list 2023 recognised a number of inspirational women for their contributions to society:

The University of Bradford celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of women in all roles.

Explore our profiles of inspirational women that work at the University.

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We are proud to celebrate women every day for their fantastic achievements but particularly on International Women's day we hope you will join us. Professor Karen Stansfield, Dean & Professor of Healthcare Leadership


A series of events will be running for Women's History Month and International Women's Day:

Shahida Rahman Book Event

1 March 2023, 14:00 - 15:30.
Norcroft Auditorium.

Register for the Shahida Rahman Book Event

Installation of the Chancellor - Anita Rani

6 March 2023, 14:00 - 18:00.
Richmond Building, Great Hall.

Register for the Installation of the Chancellor - Anita Rani

Women in Leadership: Speed Networking Event

7 March 2023, 12:30 - 14:00.
Richmond Building, Small Hall.

UoB staff and student event only.

Register for Women in Leadership: Speed Networking Event

International Women's Day (Relaxation skills for the menopause: a practical workshop)

8 March 2023, 12:30 - 13:30.
Richmond Building, D Floor, Room D2

Register for International Women's Day (Relaxation skills for the menopause: a practical workshop)

University of Bradford School of Law: International Women's Day panel

8 March 2023, 13:00 - 14:00.
Online event.

Register for University of Bradford School of Law: International Women's Day panel

Counter Terrorism: An International Challenge with Dr Juliette Bird

8 March 2023, 18:00 - 19:30.
Norcroft Centre.

Register for Counter Terrorism: An International Challenge with Dr Juliette Bird

Women in STEM Bradford

Date and location

  • Wednesday 8 March 2023, 13:00 - 15:00
  • University of Bradford campus

Event details

The Education Partnerships Team is working in partnership with Future Transformation and Solenis to raise awareness of STEM opportunities for girls.

We are keen to change the perception of STEM and want to encourage girls and women to consider careers in these industries.

Girls in Years 9 - 11 will be invited to ask pre-planned questions to a small number of women from STEM businesses and the University.

This will be followed by a careers fair, where students can find out more information about achieving their aspirations within STEM and have the opportunity to ask further questions.

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International Women's Day - Lord Mayors Afternoon Tea

Date and location

  • Wednesday 8 March 2023 at 14:00
  • The Midland Hotel, Cheapside, Bradford, BD1 4HU

Event details

This year the theme is GREEN for Recycling and to wear an item of green.

All funds raised will go to the Lord Mayors Appeal Bradford Hospitals Charity, Bradford's BIG Neonatal Appeal.

Guest Speakers:

Professor Udy Archibong & Shanaz Gulzar

To book a place please contact the Mayor's Office, Emma Walker on 01274 43 4965 or 07970 828597

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Violence Against Women & Girls in Bradford

A women-only event, it is hosted by West Yorkshire Police in partnership with Bradford Women' Voices Group.

Date and location

  • Friday 10 March 2023, 09:00 - 15:00
  • Mustafa Mount, Emm Lane, Bradford, BD9 4JL

Event details

  • Am I safe in Bradford?
  • Where are the safest places to go in Bradford?
  • Where can I get help if I don’t feel safe?
  • What are the police doing about my safety?
  • What do I think needs to change?

Ever asked yourself one or all of the questions above? Want to know more about being safe and feeling safe in Bradford?

Then come to our International Women’s Week Event. Hot food and light refreshments will be served throughout the day.

Sign up now for your free place at the Violence Against Women and Girls in Bradford event.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to creating an environment where women and girls can feel safe and be safe within the county, free of fear and harassment.

Women's Weekender - Theatre in the Mill

A series of events celebrating the Community of Black and Global Majority Women across the globe together.

Browse and book Women's Weekender events

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Students' Union events

The Students' Union have organised the following events:

6 March 2023 - Gym Session at Unique at 08:00

7 March 2023 - Discussions on Women's Safety at 11:00 at the society space 

8 March 2023 - Women’s Fayre at Richmond Atrium (games, music, food, fun) at 14:00

9 March 2023 - Discussions on Women’s Safety with the Police at 13:00

10 March 2023 - London Trip

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