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International Women’s Day event invitation

Now more than ever there is a strong call-to-action to press forward and accelerate gender parity. Please join me to #PressforProgress to mark International Women’s Day on Monday 5 March 2018.

The Dean, Professor Ian Greer, will open the event and Vice-President for Social Responsibility, Professor James Thompson will introduce the award winning British scientist and author, Angela Saini. Angela will be discussing gender stereotypes, conditioned perception and her recently published book ‘Inferior – How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story’.

Following a networking lunch, Angela’s talk will take place 1:00pm – 2:00pm in Lecture Theatre B, University Place. This will be followed by three parallel workshops on sexual harassment in the workplace, personal impact and resilience.

12 noon-1:00pm: Registration and networking lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm: Guest Speaker – Angela Saini
2:00pm-3:00pm Workshops (run in parallel)

I hope that you will be able to join us, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-accelerating-gender-parity-tickets-41044011744

Everybody is welcome to come along to any part of this event.

Posted on behalf of Freja Karrman-Bailey, Public Engagement and Communications Intern, Social Responsibility and Public Engagement Team, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester

International Women’s Day Awards 2017 – open for nominations

Manchester City Council have launched their International Women’s Day Awards 2017. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women, promote role models, raise aspirations and tackle the under representation of women in many areas of work.

The awards are open to individual women or groups of women who have worked tirelessly over the last 2 years or more to promote the issues that are important to women and help improve the lives and life chances of women in the city of Manchester.

The awards:

  • Our Manchester Women – Outstanding Woman: a woman/group of women who through her job or voluntarily has improved the lives of either a community of place or a community of interest within the city.
  • Our Manchester Women – Business of the Year: outstanding business woman who has promoted and improved skills, training and employment opportunities for women.
  • Our Manchester Women – Intergenerational Award: outstanding woman/group of women who have promoted positive working relationships with women from different age groups.
  • Our Manchester Women – Community Award: outstanding woman/group of women whose work has had a positive lasting impact on either a community or place in the city.

The deadline for nominations: Friday 9 December 2016.

For more information and how to nominate: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200041/equality_and_diversity/6793/international_womens_day_awards_2017

Posted by Suzanne Spicer, Social Responsibility Manager, Office for Social Responsibility , The University of Manchester 

International Women’s Day Grants now open

Working with a community group or organisation? Would you consider running an event for International Women’s Day in March?

Manchester City Council have launched their International Women’s Day grants for events or activities run in the week commencing 1 March 2016.

To be eligible applicants need to be non-for-profit or an informal group endorsed by an established organisation, therefore your community partners would have to apply. The event or activity should be run predominantly by women and be predominantly for women and girls. It should also benefit Manchester residents.

More information can be found at:


ScienceGrrl events in Manchester – 9 March 2013

International Women’s Day – ScienceGrrl Events

ScienceGrrl are putting on a couple of events in Manchester on 9 March 2013 to mark International Women’s Day. These include family activities at MOSI from 12-5pm (details here), and a speed networking event for science undergraduate science students, and postgraduate science students and professional scientists, from 7.30pm onwards (details here).

If you’d like to help out:

We need help with 3 things –

  1. Helping run the soft electronics (1-2.30pm) and mathematical magic workshops (3-4pm) at MOSI.
  2. Turning up in your work clothes with a gadget or tool you use for work, and being available to chat to visitors – we’ll give you a badge that says so!
  3. Turning up in your work clothes as in 2) but also being willing to jump on a soapbox in the main foyer and give a 5 minute talk about what you do for a living.

Please reply to this request via email (sciencegrrluk@gmail.com) to let me know if you can help with 1, 2 or 3 – or all of them!

For 2 and 3 you can come down for just a couple of hours if you can’t make the whole afternoon. If you would like to come to evening networking event, you can sign up here.

If you’d like to help promote the event:

Please spread the word about our afternoon events, particularly to people with children who may be interested, and encourage any undergraduate science students you know to come along to the networking event. Below are a couple of one-line invitations for you to cut’n’paste into email or facebook, they will need shortening for Twitter!

Join ScienceGrrl and Manchester Girl Geeks at MOSI for an afternoon of in the company of vibrant female scientists on 9 March. Try your hand at soft electronics, mathematical magic, or chat to friendly female scientists from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines.

More information here: http://mancggtp-sciencegrrl.eventbrite.com/

Studying science at University? ScienceGrrl are arranging a friendly and chilled evening of networking, eats and drinks at Gorilla in Manchester city centre for you, female postgrad scientists and female professional scientists. And it’s only a tenner!

Sign up here: http://sciencegrrlmanchester-speednetwork.eventbrite.co.uk/

Posted on behalf of Dr Heather Williams, Director, ScienceGrrl Twitter: @alrightPET