International Women’s Day 2023

Get ready for International Women’s Day 2023 campaign theme #EmbraceEquity

We can all help forge women’s equality. Everyone everywhere can play a part.

We will again provide the setting for a morning of a panel discussion, networking and debates to celebrate International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Delegates will also have the chance to experience a free tour of the Cathedral, focusing on the remarkable lives of women remembered and/or connected with the Cathedral.

This annual, prestigious event in the Chamber calendar is expected to be another sell out so book your place.


9.30am – Event open, pastries and informal networking

10.00am – Welcome

10.15am – Panel discussion

11.30am – Table discussions

12.00pm – Buffet lunch

1.00pm – Event close

Panel host

Katie Allen – Katie Allen Consulting 

The panel discussion will be hosted by Katie Allen, who is a specialist Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultant and Executive Coach, and founding Director of Katie Allen Consulting Limited.

“I love that the theme for this year’s IWD is Equity, because this is what the whole premise of IWD is built upon, achieving equity for all women. So it feels like this is an extra special one to be a part of. Coming together to understand and learn about the experiences of women in the workplace, and how each of these experiences are as different as the women in the room are! I also love that while IWD is about women, it’s not only for women, it’s for men too. Men who want to show up for the women in their workplaces and their lives as allies and champions. Because solving the issues that women routinely face at work will not only improve the opportunities and successes for women – but it improves them for men too. Equity is a win for everyone!”

Panel members

Danielle Bridge – ABC Life Support

“This years theme around IWD is such an important one. With the landscape as it is in terms of us knowing that the lack of equity is indeed there, this is never in question, it is important now that we talk about what can be done to close those gaps and to create a fairer society as a result”

Dr Amina Wakefield – Cambridge Worldwide Academy

“I am delighted to be part of this panel. As an education leader who spent her professional life campaigning for the investment in education equity, I am looking forward to sharing my experience of the progress made in how equity has been embraced in the different countries I have been operating in. When I reflect on some of the pioneering work I did in 1996 in the Gulf States such as the set-up of a vocational programme for women for the first time in the Sultanate of Oman, the first A Level centre for disadvantaged Muslim girls in Gujurat in India and the first English and IT programme for women in a Bahraini and Saudi institute, I see how much progress has been made in education equity.

International Women’s Day is a very important day for us all (men and women) to reflect on how far the notion of embracing equity has evolved and how striving to achieve equity is a never ending task that requires the input of all stakeholders”

Laura Butcher 

“My wider immigration approach involves the consideration of a number of intertwined issues, including Employment Law. It is with this in mind that I am excited to meet guests at the International Women’s Day event, the objective being to identify legally sound immigration and employment solutions.
I never forget the reason why I got into Immigration in the first place, and that was to help people from all different cultures, sectors and industries to promote diversity in the work place”
Stephanie Creasey – Taylor Rose MW 

Event sponsor

This event is sponsored by Upp

How to book

£25.00 (plus VAT) Chamber members, £35.00 (plus VAT) non-Chamber members.
Payment is due at time of booking.

Please email our Events Executive, Zoe McCabe Brennan, at to book your place as a non-member. As a member you can book online.


Peterborough Cathedral (New Building) Peterborough PE1 1XS

Event information






Peterborough Cathedral (New Building)

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Pricing (Excl. VAT)

Member £25.00
Non-member £35.00

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