International Women’s Day at Roehampton

International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on the 8 March. This year, we are hosting a week of events for staff and students to interact with.

This will include the RSU Women’s Conference, exercise classes and panels. We will also be sharing content across the University and Roehampton Students’ Union social media platforms.

Please explore and contribute throughout the week to this Padlet board led by our fantastic Chaplaincy team.

We also have a special online exhibition celebrating a small selection of female alumnae through the years, with the aim to inspire our students, staff and alumni. You can view the wonderful exhibition here.

Find out below what events are taking place for students to celebrate International Women’s Day.

RSU Women’s Conference – 8 March, 2-4pm

Join me, your Gender Equality Officer on 8th of March 2021 to celebrate International Women’s Day at Roehampton (virtually of course!).

This year we will be joined by Farrah, the RSU president to hear about her work on period poverty, as well as Maria Purcell who leads commercial partnerships at Facebook, who will be discussing shaping your future career as a female in an ever-changing environment. We will also be joined by other friendly faces, including Danielle (Sport President) from Sport and Active Communities and Mars (trans students officer) to discuss gender equality and the LGBTQI+ community.

Come along to learn about cycle tracking and how you can embrace your womanhood and make it work with you.

Gender balance is not solely a women’s issue, but also an economic issue so everyone is welcome. Everyone has a role in forging gender parity and we look forward to seeing you on the 8th!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 852 3842 0146
Passcode: 030150

Coexist Cafe: International Women’s Day – 8 March 1-1:45pm

This week at the coexist Café we will be talking about where we ‘choose to challenge’ gender inequality in our everyday lives as we celebrate International Women’s Day.

The session will take place from 1pm-1.45pm.

All students and staff welcome.

International Women’s Day DanceFit Special – 8 March, 12:15-12:45pm

A dancefit class led by students and the Digby Stuart College Team.

Time: 12.15-12.45pm

To take place on the SportRoe FB page.

International Women’s Day: Yoga Society session – 8 March, 5pm

A yoga session led by Roehampton Students’ Union: Yoga Society.

Time: 5pm

Join here

For further information, please contact:

Careers, Values and Vocations: Women’s Stories (Vlog) – 9 March

Southlands College, Roehampton Business School and the Southlands Methodist Trust will be recording interviews with women who have been successful in their careers by following their values, interests, and beliefs.

The first interview will be launched via YouTube on the 9 March 2021.

International Women’s Day: Choose to Challenge Panel Discussion – 10 March, 4:15-5pm

This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is ‘Choose to Challenge’ so we will be asking our panel about where they challenge inequality in their everyday lives.

This session will be led and facilitated by Kelli Wolfe. The members of the panel include:

  • Jen Mayer – Deputy Head of Psychology Department
  • Kristin Beavers – Director of Global Education, Chapman University
  • Ras Binning – Digby Stuart College President
  • Rianna Thomas – EDI Officer

Time: 4.15-5pm

Register for the event here. This meeting will be recorded.

For both staff and students.

Women in Business Panel – 10 March, 5-6pm

A panel organised and run by the Alumni, Development & Careers department.

Time: 5-6pm

Join here.

Meeting ID: 873 9828 5932
Passcode: 525681

For both staff and students

For further information, please contact Claire Shapland.

‘Women in Power: a discussion on women and career challenges’ – 11 March, 4pm

For International Women’s Day, Roehampton Women’s Network is delighted to present ‘Women in Power: a discussion on women and careers challenges’ which will feature the following presenters:

This event is open to all and requires registration.

After you Register you will receive an email confirmation with the zoom details.

Time: 4pm

Open to staff, students and alumni.

For further information please contact Alison Carlisle.

Roehampton Research Rockets – 12 March, 12pm

The first of its kind, this event will bring together PhD students from across our community to share their research. Each speaker will have 3 minutes to speak about their research before ‘handing the mic’ to the next speaker. Come along for the opportunity to hear about the great research being conducted at Roehampton.

Time: 12pm

Register here.  (this event will be recorded)

This is for both staff and students.


Zoom Backgrounds

You can download a series of bespoke Roehampton International Women’s Day backgrounds to use on Zoom here.

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