Chamber celebrate International Women’s Day with week of events

February 22, 2021

The 2021 theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Choose to Challenge’. A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. Let’s all #ChooseToChallenge.

A programme of events will take place week commencing 8 March to celebrate International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

How to Challenge?
Monday 8 March, 10.30-11.30am

This session will help support individuals to find their voice and to speak up or step into a problem/situation.

50 Ways to Deal with Bias
Wednesday 10 March, 10.30-11.30am

This hour session will facilitate a discussion as we learn concrete steps to address bias against women head-on.

Women on Boards – why are there still so few?
Friday 12 March, 10.30-11.30am

Gender diversity has long been a focus for many boardrooms and evidence shows that UK boards have taken action to improve female representation. But there is no doubt that progress needs to be accelerated. Join the discussion and share your views.

Commenting on her involvement with arranging this series of events Simone Robinson, Regional Director – East of England at Oakridge Centre and Chair of the Business Women’s Sector, said: “I am delighted to be supporting the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce on the International Women’s Day events and the future activities for women in business.

“The Chamber, indeed all Chambers of Commerce and business membership groups,  have a vital role to play in the quest for gender parity and the challenging of inequality. These are not just women’s issues – they are economic issues – and as business people we all have a part to play in addressing them. The Chamber, as a strong business voice across Cambridgeshire, has a huge role to play in the encouragement and support of women leading in business, now and in the future.

“All Chamber members are going to have to work collectively to move forward from the economic impact of COVID-19.  Women are facing the brunt of the Covid-19 crisis in terms of job losses, financial insecurity and mental health impacts. The Chambers’ women’s network will do all it can to support women in business, no matter where they are on their business journey, and I look forward to being part of an impactful, focussed and action driven network.”

Everyone in the workplace is welcome to attend these events regardless of gender and age – no one is excluded!

Places at these events can be registered via the Chamber website events page

#IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge