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International Women's Day 2022

Tuesday 8 March 2022

International Women's Day 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.

The 2022 campaign #BreakTheBias highlights the importance of challenging biases and misconceptions in the interest of creating a more inclusive and gender-equal world. To be part of the movement #BreakTheBias strike the IWD 2022 pose and share your image, video, resources, presentation or articles on social media using #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias to encourage further people to commit to helping forge an inclusive world.

LinkedIn Learning has highlighted a collection of videos inspired by International Women’s Day 2022 and this year’s theme #BreakTheBias. You can watch the videos on LinkedIn Learning with your free University account.

The Parkinson Building will be lit up in purple, green and white on Tuesday 8 March to mark the International Women's Day.


There will be a range of celebratory events throughout the week of International Women’s Day 2022 which are listed below.

Join the School of Food Science and Nutrition’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day to hear from some truly inspiring women from different backgrounds, coming together to celebrate women's achievements and raise awareness against bias. Please view/download the event's poster (PDF) for more information.

Motivational Speaker: Claire Lomas MBE
Panel: Prof Megan Povey (School of Food Science and Nutrition)
Dr Danielle Terrazas Willias (School of History)
Dr Pazit Ziv (School of Geography)

Date: 7 March 2022
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Online - MS Teams
Register: Eventbrite

Carers Leeds are hosting an event to celebrate the achievements of women carers and to raise awareness of gender bias.

Date: 8 March 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Arch Cafe, Leeds City Centre
Register: please contact Carers Leeds advice line on 0113 380 4300 to book your place

Putting the 'International' in International Women's Day
Join the Women at Leeds network to celebrate International Women's Day for a panel session with discussion to hear about, or share, experiences of being an 'international woman' at the University of Leeds.

Date: 8 March 2022
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Online - MS Teams

50 Years of Activism: The Women’s Aid Federation of England Archive
Join the team working with the Women’s Aid Federation of England Archive to hear about the history of Women’s Aid and their work cataloguing this unique collection. Come and explore the wide range of potential research fields through the archive treasures found so far.

Date: 9 March 2022
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Location: Online
Register:  Eventbrite


Becoming Bethany Marsh, life as a transgender professor of mathematics

Leeds University’s Professor Bethany Marsh talks about winning the Whitehead prize, her ongoing INI research programme, and the many positive outcomes that have come from her recent transition of gender.

Linked In Learning

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March 2022, LinkedIn Learning have compiled a collection of videos inspired by this year’s theme #BreakTheBias.  

You can watch the International Women’s Day videos on LinkedIn Learning by logging in with your normal University details.  Themes include:

Break the Bias:  Commit to action and reduce discrimination

Women's Voices:  Setting the Stage for Equity

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion:  Understand the importance and differences

Allyship:  Closing the Gap between Recognition and Action


We have collated a few online events advertised on Eventbrite that may be of interest, please find out more about each event by clicking on the title:

International Women’s Day: ‘Rebuilding and Rethinking Equality’
Date: 8 March 2022
Time: 09:30 – 12:30

International Women's Day: Creating an environment to break gender bias
Date: 8 March 2022
Time: 12:00 – 12:45

International Women's Day 2022 - Art & More
Date: 8 March 2022
Time: 14:00 – 17:00

International Conference on Highly Skilled Migrant Women and Leadership
Date: 19 March 2022
Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Leadership Stories from International Women
Date: 24 March 2022
Time: 10:00 – 12:00