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 gender parity at home, in the workplace and within wider society.

Marked annually on the 8th of March, International Women's Day (IWD) prompts significant activity worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality.  International Women’s Day aims to:

  • Celebrate women's achievements
  • Raise awareness about women's equality
  • Lobby for accelerated gender parity

Colleagues across the university are marking International Women’s Day with events, activities and articles highlighting women’s challenges and achievements.

The IWD 2023 theme is #EmbraceEquity

Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA. And it's critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.

The IWD 2023 campaign theme drives worldwide understanding of why equal opportunities aren't enough!

Celebrating Women at Greenwich

Here at Greenwich we recognise the role we play to influence positive change for women's equality, our role in education is intrinsic to shaping both our internal and external identify, defining future generations driven to fight for equality and shape a mindset that respects women’s rights, celebrates and recognises achievements and creates fair living standards and rights for all women.

In February, we marked International Day of Women and Girls in Science by re-sharing our interview with Dr Nazanin Zand, Associate Professor in Food Science and Nutrition, who shared about why more women and girls should consider a future career in science.

International Womens Day Events

Marking International Womens Day