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An Athena Swan conference, a staff networking event and a bra giveaway are among the events happening at the University this year to mark International Women’s Day.

6 March 2023

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This year’s International Women’s Day theme asks us to #EmbraceEquity and understand the differences between equality and equity.

Events this week include:

  • Athena Swan and me - University Athena Swan Conference 2023
    Tuesday 7 March, 9.30am - 1.30pm, Park Building
    A morning conference on advancing gender equity at the University of Portsmouth, including workshops on recruitment, promotion and allyship.
  • Bra giveaway by the Research Group in Breast Health
    Wednesday 8 March, 10.00am - 4.00pm, Spinnaker Building
    Pick up and try on a free bra or sports bra. Our expert bra fitters will be on hand to provide you with the tools to find your perfect fit.
  • Women's Staff Network - Meet and Greet
    Wednesday 8 March, 1.00pm - 3.00pm, 5th floor University Learning Centre
    An informal networking event for the Women’s Staff Network at the University, which has recently re-launched.
  • Public lecture - The kitchen niche: Gertrude Bray and the heart of the home
    Wednesday 8 March, 6.00pm - 8.00pm, Park Building
    This lecture by Professor Deborah Sugg-Ryan explores the work of Leeds architect Gertrude Bray in redesigning kitchen spaces and seeks to restore her to her rightful place in history.

Learning and Development resources

The People and Organisational Development team have also shared a set of resources that are free to all University colleagues, including:

  • A Learning & Development toolkit on supporting women in, returning to, and progressing at work
  • Online courses about mentorship, and the glass ceiling
  • Programmes and events like Springboard and menopause support

See all International Women’s Day resources on the Learning and Development site

From careers to breast health: schoolgirls to attend International Women’s Day event

Around 60 schoolgirls from Hampshire will attend an event on International Women’s Day to hear from inspirational women and learn about breast health.

The 11 to 13-year-olds will spend the day at Portsmouth Football Club’s home stadium, Fratton Park. They’ll get to meet women working in male-dominated industries, including sport, construction and the emergency services.

Meet the women driving our research

Discover the women making an impact through their research at the University. The research conducted by our female scholars is varied, and covers the areas of health, security, the environment, the arts and crime. It is all breaking new ground and making a difference to what we know and how we live. Through their teaching, they’re inspiring a new generation to go further still.