NOTE: All University events have been cancelled initially until the end of April. 

International Women's Day 2020

The 8 March is International Women's Day. Here you will find a list of events and activities planned at the University of Liverpool to mark this event.

Celebrating Women in the Faculty of Health & life Sciences

In the lead up to 8 March teh Faculty of Health & Life Sciences will be posting a series of short films from staff and students who are passionate about advancing gender equality in STEM, and hosting a number of free thought provoking and inspirational talks and seminars to mark the occasion.

Visit the website for more details

Celebrating the Achievements of Women at Liverpool

At Liverpool, you can discover the achievements of our inspiring female experts and their research as well as explore the alternative campus map created by students.

Visit the website to find out more

Podcast: Holly Ridings (NASA) - Female Leadership

In this podcast our Guest Hosts meet Holly Ridings, the Chief Flight Director of NASA, and discuss with her the career path she has chosen.  They explore together the challenges, as well as the opportunities, of working as Chief Flight Director as a woman.  They also discuss the importance of mentors and role models.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon your personal practice as you apply some of the characteristics that Holly shares. 

Listen to the Podcast (from 8th March ) here

Dr Jess Wade - Why we should all edit Wikipedia

Dr Jess Wade will talk about her passion for raising awareness of the work and contribution of scientists who can be overlooked. One of the ways she does this is through the creation of Wikipedia pages for women, LGBTQ+ and PoC scientists. Jess will explain the importance of raising the profile of these scientists and what we can all do to help this endeavour. This is a D&E Team & LivWiSE event. This is an IWD event. 

28 February, 1-2pm

Rachel Clarke - Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss

As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of human connection, by the doctor we would all want by our sides at a time of crisis. It is a love letter - to a father, to a profession, to life itself. This is a LivWiSE & Blackwells event. This is an IWD event. 


Playing to Win for Women - This event has been postponed, we will readvertise when a new date is confirmed.

Join us in our event to mark International Women's Day to hear from Professor Laura McAllister CBE in conversation with Professor Sue Bridgewater. Professor McAllister is Professor of Public Policy at Cardiff University, former Wales football team captain and former Professor of Governance at the University of Liverpool. This is a B&E Team event. This is an IWD event. 

Women in STEM Society Events

The Guild's Women in STEM Society has a number of events organised between the 9th - 13th March including a Quiz Night, and Graphic Design Crash course. 

Visit their Facebook for more details.

Business Breakfast: Mind the Gap – Diversity & Inclusion Seminar

In partnership with Hays Recruitment as part of their Diversity and Inclusion series and to mark International Women’s Day 2020, the University’s Management School are hosting a business breakfast seminar on diversity and inclusion. This seminar will offer valuable insights, practical recommendations and discussion relating to inclusive workplace practices which can be applied to narrow the gap perceived and experienced by many employees in accessing and progressing within the world of work. This is an IWD event.

11 March, 8-10am

School fo EEE&CS bake Sale

To celebrate #IWD2020 EEE&CS will hold a joint bake sale with @womeninstemsoc next Friday in Electrical Engineering Foyer. Help us raise funds for the 'Donate One/Take One' scheme which offers free sanitary products across @LivUniEEE @LivUni_CompSci

13 March, 12:30pm.

Translational Medicine Coffee Morning

All Staff and PGR Students in the Institute of Translational Medicine are invited to a coffee morning to celebrate international women's day. 

13 March, 11am, Physiology Common Room, Nuffield Wing

Open House 2020: If health is wealth, what next for the children of the north?

Tackling social inequality and health in 21st century Britain, Professor Louise Kenny, Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University, will speak about how we are attempting to reduce the north/south health divide through our research. Addressing the specific health needs of the Liverpool City Region, she will explain how children who have grown up in difficult conditions are more likely to face recurring disadvantage that is harmful to their health and wellbeing.

23rd March, 6pm

Open House 2020: In conversation with Emma Jane Unsworth

Join Emma Jane Unsworth, a proud University of Liverpool alumna and award-winning novelist and screenwriter, who will discuss her new novel, listed in the Sunday Times Bestsellers, Adults. This latest work is a deliciously candid and gloriously heartfelt story about a thirty-something woman whose life is falling apart, an ode to the power of female friendship and family, and learning how to fall back in love with life.

24th March, 5:30pm

Women in Technology (WiT) lecture: ‘There’s An App for That’

How digital technologies and social media shape our health. In this talk Prof Patty Kostkova, Professor of Digital Health will draw from several mobile technology projects. In particular, training and crowdsourcing for community engagement to combat the zika virus in Brazil, social media use for vaccination campaigns, early warning epidemics dashboard, and serious mobile games for increasing resilience and disaster preparedness in perinatal women in Nepal.  Come and learn how digital technologies and social media shape our health.

26th March, 1pm