International Women's Day

Toby Mossop
editor at Chartwell Speakers

Last week saw the inauguration of the first female Vice President of the United States – a momentous day for women and girls across the world and a sure sign of how far we’ve come in the fight for gender equality. That said, there is work still to be done.

International Women’s Day on the 8th March marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity around the world. As we celebrate the diverse social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women on this day, we must continue to empower women and challenge gender bias all year round. Businesses are increasingly understanding the value and benefits that a diverse workforce can bring.  All around the world, we should be proactively seeking to break down gender barriers and highlighting the importance of gender equality.

Some speakers who may be of interest for your event programme this International Women’s Day:

Katty Kay – Lead Anchor, BBC World News, North America and author of “Womenomics” and “The Confidence Code”.

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox – Thought-leader on gender balance in business and CEO of 20-first, one of the world’s leading gender balance consultancies.

Bernardine Evaristo – Author of ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ and winner of the Booker Prize 2019.

Daniela Rus – First Female Director of CSAIL at MIT and a global authority on AI/robotics.

Denise Kingsmill – Board Member at Zara (Inditex SA) and supporter of ‘Women in Finance Charter’ while Chair at Monzo.

Kathy Sullivan – The first American woman to walk in space and a record-breaking deep sea diver

Inga Beale – The First Female CEO of Lloyds of London.

Helena Morrissey – Founder of the 30% club, a cross-business initiative to achieve better gender-balanced UK company boards.

Helen Sharman – UK’s first astronaut.

Adah Parris – Futurist, innovator and cultural strategist.

To enquire about booking any of the above speakers, please get in touch.


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