International Women’s Day 2023 – Technical Services

By 8th March 2023 Blog, News

Celebrating Women in Technical Services

“International Women’s Day (IWD) 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. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.” International Women’s Day


We want to celebrate the work and successes of women in technical services every day. Below we share a handful of the many successes of and opportunities for women within our network.

MMU Celebrate IWD

“Manchester Metropolitan University are celebrating the achievements of women and their allies across MMU, from the impact of our research on gender equality, to those taking action to #EmbraceEquity

MMU is a key partner of the NTDC, you can see more of their IWD celebrations and read the stories here.

Technicians Achieving Greatness

Tes Monaghan, Engineering Technician at The University of Sheffield, shines at the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

“I never thought it would be possible to be a part of something that was such an influential part of growing up for me.”

Read about Tes’s experience here.

The Hershel Programme for Women in Technical Leadership. 

This is an MI Talent national programme, open to technical staff from any discipline who identify as women.

This dedicated career development opportunity aims to address the lack of women in technical leadership positions across the sector. 

Read about the 2023 programme hereHear from Clare Templey, University of Nottingham here.

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IST Women In Tech Group 

Encouraging girls to consider STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics ) as a career, the IST are collecting a number of posters to make them available to teachers of schools, colleges or universities or companies if they wish, to promote IST and careers for women in STEAM.


See the showcase and get involved here.

Abby Shipley excels in her career

Abby Shipley, Lab Technician at the University of Sheffield, shines in a National Apprenticeship Week Interview. 

Abby is enrolled on the Level 6 Laboratory Scientist (Chemical Science) Degree Apprenticeship with Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Hear Abby’s professional journey here