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International Women's Day Events 8 March 2017

International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

What are WISE doing for International Women's Day 2017?

The WISE Celebration of Talented Women Conference, will take place on Monday 13 March 2017 and will be held at The Senedd - National Assembly for Wales. This invite only event will mark International Women’s Day by celebrating the fabulous contribution women in Wales are making in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

What are our Members doing for International Women's Day 2017?


This year, Thales is celebrating International Women’s day by highlighting its commitment to the engagement, employment and professional development of women. Thales is proud to employ many inspiring women who are dedicated and passionate about driving gender parity.

To support International Women’s Day this year, Thales is running a series of internal networking events, as well as working with ‘Girls on the Move’ to promote a series of events aimed at female students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Thales will be shining a light on the fantastic individuals across the global business by releasing a series of profiles to showcase the diverse female talent that exists in the company and celebrate their successes.

Thales will also be running various events globally. In the UK, they will be delivering the WISE ‘People Like Me’ training session at local schools. High-Tea sharing sessions will take place in Singapore, in Saudi Arabia they will be hosting ladies lunches and in Canada, coding and networking events will take place to encourage women into tech, among other things.

Thales has also asked some of its female employees to think about the importance of diversity, and what bold action they’ll be taking in 2017 to drive gender parity.

Find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7v8jr2eaak&feature=youtu.be

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Bloomberg are sponsors of WOW – Women of the World festival championing gender equality, celebrating the achievements of women and girls and examining the obstacles keeping them from fulfilling their potential. London, 7 - 12 March.

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North West region's Construction Skills Breakfast Seminar, sponsored by Hilti (GB) Ltd. All those working or studying in construction or a construction-related industry are welcome - WISE's Suzy Frikin will be one of three speakers. Manchester, 8 March.

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Leeds College of Building are offering free taster sessions to any females interested in learning some basic DIY skills or those who are thinking about a career in construction.

Network Rail

Network Rail are aiming to hold STEM inspiring sessions at 40 schools up and down the country. The energising sessions will showcase the possibilities of choosing a career in STEM and explain to the young people involved that Network Rail are an employer who could be exactly right for them and for People Like Me.

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Newcatle University want to recognise and celebrate the work of staff and students, men and women, around the University to promote and advance gender parity by nominating those who have made a difference. #BeBoldForChange Newcastle, 8 March.

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This full day of talks, including one from WISE's Membership Manager, Barbara Dischinger, is set to inspire those in the early stages of their career in academic STEMM subjects is free to attend. London, 8 March.

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RB are holding the event to help support their gender initiatives - including a stretching target to make 50% of their top 400 population female by 2020.

Warwick University

Young women,14-18 who are potentially interested in a career in STEM are invited, using People Like Me, to explore our personalities and how they fit with these roles as well as meeting and discussing with those working in these fields from across the University.

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