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Women’s History Month

Women's History Month and International Women's Day are annual events in March which focus on the achievements of women across the world.

The Centre for Inclusion & Diversity (CfID), Gender Staff Forum, Career and Employability Services, People and Culture and the Union of Students have organised an institution-wide programme. We celebrate women across the institution who have been inspired or are inspiring others.

The theme for International Women's Day 2024 is 'Inspire Inclusion'.

Women will inspire inclusion for all if they embrace equality, together speaking out to fill the silence created by oppression and fear.

Professor Shirley Congdon, Vice-Chancellor

What we will be doing in 2024

WOW Girls Festival

WOW - Women of the World, is a global movement dedicated to celebrating and addressing the challenges faced by women, girls and non-binary people. Their festivals and programmes take place across the globe.

WOW aims to empower and inspire by fostering representation, promoting equal opportunities, and advocating for integration, cohesion, and inclusion at local, national, and international levels.

The WOW Girls Festival will be coming to Bradford on 6 March 2024. It will feature a day of activities and workshops, in partnership with Bradford Council and Bradford College.

WOW Speed Mentoring

  • 6 March 2024, 14:00 - 15:00
  • Richmond Building, Floor E, Room E92

Open to women and non-binary University of Bradford Students

Participate as a mentee at this event for an opportunity to connect with and learn from inspirational women and non-binary people from different backgrounds from their expertise.

Register for WOW Speed Mentoring.

WOW Girls Festival Bus 

  • 6 March 2024, 14:00 - 17:00
  • Richmond Atrium and Visitor Car park

The WOW Girls Festival Bus is an interactive space created with and for young people. In the Bus, visitors can take part in a creative exploration of gender equity, through play, reading, digital experiences and a recording studio.

The WOW Bus will host Speed Mentoring, panel talks and discussions, taking workshops and activities to all corners of the UK, reaching young people from all backgrounds in the heart of their own communities.

With a focus on girls, but including all young people, activities from the Bus are designed to build resilience, wellbeing and good mental health.

Come along to the Richmond Atrium between 14:00 and 16:45 for activities and to be allocated a time slot for the bus.

It's ok to talk about menopause - Menopause Superfoods and Nutritional Tips event

  • Tuesday 19 March 2024, 12:30 to 13:30
  • Online
  • Open to staff and students of University of Bradford

During Women's History Month, join Melanie Hadida, Nutritional Consultant, as she shares some of the top menopause superfoods and nutritional tips and how to integrate these into your daily lives. She'll talk about various herbs, spices, and wholefoods that can help to ease - or even eliminate - some of the most disruptive symptoms that can accompany the menopause.

The session will also focus on mood, energy, rest, and overall wellness and how we can use nutrition and nourishing foods to engage in self-care during this season of life. The session will include a Q&A session and give participants an opportunity to connect, share experiences and gain access to supportive and informative resources.

Register for Menopause superfoods and nutritional tips.

Unfinished postcards workshop

  • Tuesday 21 March 2024, 12:00 to 14:00
  • Richmond Building, Atrium
  • Open to staff and students of University of Bradford

Unfinished Postcards is a workshop by Dr. Aicha Bahij, where participants will have the opportunity to complete unfinished workshops for Women's History month. It's a chance to break of from the hustle and bustle of the day, get creative and discuss issues around the menopause and women's health. 

No booking necessary, just turn up.

Lust & Neglect - with guest speaker Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP

  • Thursday 7 March 2024, 17:45 to 19:15
  • Small Hall, University of Bradford
  • Open to all

Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, a graduate of the University of Bradford's School of Life Sciences will delve into the shocking disparities in research development and delivery of healthcare.

Register for Lust and Neglect lecture.

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Union of students events

STEMinism Society - Alumni Evening Tea

  • 13 March 2024, 17:00 - 20:00
  • Richmond Building, Room 101

This event is open to female and non-binary University Alumni and students of University of Bradford

Join the STEMisnism Society for a panel discussion and Q&A.

Register for the Evening Tea event.

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