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08 Mar | Call to Action | News | Gender Equality

International Women’s Day 2022

International Women's Day (IWD) 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. Across the University, we will be holding a variety of events and activities to mark the day. The IWD2022 theme is #BreakTheBias

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias

Lincoln IWD2022 Activities

Lincolnshire Women and Girls Research Network - launch

On 8 March 2022 we will celebrate the launch of a new research network at Lincoln.

Vision for the Network 

The interdisciplinary approaches required to examine issues impacting Women and Girls mean that the vision is for the Network to be open to academics, practitioners, students and people who access women’s services, within the University, Lincolnshire and further afield. Additionally providing a peer supportive space for women in academia.

Aims of the Network

Develop the conceptual and instrumental impact and reach of research

  • To be an externally facing example of internationally recognised expertise in developing an understanding of, and appropriate responses to, the societal and health challenges experienced by women and girls.
  • Support collaborations and build capacity to respond to external funding opportunities.
  • Lead public engagement and knowledge exchange
  • Maintain and grow the research and practice development network across discipline partners’ with a commitment to improving the lives and health of women and girls
  • To strengthen the University’s relationships and partnerships with organisations that work to support women and girls in line with its position as a civic University
  • Enhancing local learning and practice alongside the development of national and international research and practice collaboration

Foster scholarship that will improve teaching and research-led activities

  • Providing a supportive and inclusive space for women in academia.
  • Facilitating innovations in research methodologies and pedagogical practice concerned with sensitive topics
  • Attract postgraduate students and develop funded studentships with partners.

For more information about the network please contact Dr Lyndsey Harris

IWD LincolnWiSE networking Lunch

The Women in Science, Engineering & Technology (LincolnWiSE) Group was set up at the University in 2012 to coordinate and deliver sustained support, guidance, training and inspiration for the Lincoln women in science, engineering and technology.

It is also a platform for raising the profile of LincolnWiSE academics and researchers, at all levels, across the University. Over lockdown, the network was quiet, but now we're back, we're very keen to reinvigorate it – a kick off lunch on International Women’s Day is a great way to do this.

We are also looking for a LincolnWiSE co-chair, to help organise our programme and take the lead in new initiatives.

Our IWD LincolnWiSE networking lunch is free to attend and open to all women across the University of Lincoln working in Science, Engineering and Technology.

  • Date: Tuesday 8 March 2022
  • Venue: INB Atrium
  • Time: 12.00–13.30
  • Register here (registration closes Thursday 3 March 2022)

IWD Panel and Networking  

The Global Experiences Team at Lincoln International Business School are pleased to invite you to their International Women’s Day Panel event!

We are incredibly lucky in our local community to be surrounded by amazing women, and this event on International Women's Day features a panel of inspirational females who will be discussing their career, life as a woman in business, and the cultural differences that these women have faced in their professional lives.

We are pleased to say that the following wonderful women will be joining us on the panel:

  • Natascha McVeigh – Lecturer in Marketing, Crisis and Disaster Management, Marketing Consultant, and LIBS Alumni
  • Amina Akugri – Compliance Officer for HMRC, and LIBS Alumni
  • Bahar Tömek – Network Coordinator at Arya Women Investment Platform, Google Women Techmakers Ambassador, and LIBS MBA Student
  • Georgia Wheadon – Founder and CEO of Umii
  • Meriem Bertouche – Chief Executive Officer at Badley Ashton & Associates
  • Charlotte Hornsby – Director of Operations at Lincoln City Foundation
  • Maureen O’Callaghan – PhD in Prosocial Values and Behaviours in Entrepreneurs, and Volunteer at Inspiring Leadership Foundation
  • Yongpian Cai – Marketing Manager at Harford Control, and LIBS Alumni

Each of the panel members has a different story to tell on how it feels to be a woman in today’s society, and bring with them some excellent discussion points for the panel.

After the event, there will be a Q&A session with the audience, and you will also be welcome to network with the speakers and hosts.

This event is free of charge, and open to University staff, students, and the wider public community in Lincoln – we are so looking forward to welcoming you and hearing your thoughts on International Women’s Day and what it means to you!

IWD Be Inspired! Lecture

Sue Liburd MBE – The Bag of Aspirations: Reimagining What’s Possible

Inspired by the Bag of Aspirations, a sculpture designed by Kalliopi Lemos of the famous expensive and highly sought-after Hermès Birkin handbag, Sue offers fresh perspectives from her ‘Bag of Aspirations’ on how we can reimagine and change our relationship with bias to create a more gender-equal and inclusive world.

  • Date: Tuesday 8 March 2022
  • Venue: Cargill Lecture Theatre (MB0302)
  • Lecture: 6pm
  • Drinks Reception: 7pm
  • Register here

Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality