Read on below to find out what’s going on in the Technical Community this International Women’s Day.
About International Women’s Day 2021
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This day is celebrated each year on 8th March, and the theme for 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge. Read more about International Women’s Day here.
NTDC Staff #ChooseToChallenge
There is a strong presence of female staff within the core team here at the NTDC, including our director, Natalie Kennerley, and our Centre Manager, Dr Sara Bacon. Our female staff members have been striking the #ChooseToChallenge pose and talking about what is most important to them this international women’s day. You can catch their full posts on our Twitter page.
We’d like to invite our Partners to join the International Women’s Day campaign and post their own #ChooseToChallenge pictures!
NTDC Gender Report
We would also like to announce that this year, the NTDC will be releasing a report outlining the gender inequalities found in our unique dataset of technicians in the Higher Education industry. Our team is working hard on this to make this data as accessible and relevant as possible with the hopes highlighting the need for change in this area within the technical sector.
North Innovation Women 2021
North Innovation Women is a campaign celebrating innovative women across the North. Returning for it’s fourth year, they have launched this fantastic initiative with our partners at the N8 Research Partnership.
The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) and the N8 Research Partnership have teamed up to launch #NorthInnovationWomen for 2021.
They called for suggestions of women making their mark in the world of innovation to be included in the annual #NorthInnovationWomen list, which is published on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day.