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Celebrate International Women's Day at the launch of Women's Voice

Feb 16, 2017

Join us for the launch of Women's Voice
Join us for the launch of Women's Voice

Colleagues are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March with the launch of Women’s Voice. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, making it the perfect opportunity to launch our new network for women.

The event will be held from 12pm-2pm in the Old Fire Station and there’ll be a range of guest speakers present. Baroness Beverley Hughes, Chair of Council, will open the event alongside Vikki Goddard, Chief Operating Officer. There’ll also be a poetry reading from two Salford students and talks from Chair of Women’s Voice Dr Kirsty Fairclough, Careers Consultant Tahira Majothi, PhD Researcher Anna Joel, Organisational Development Intern Samantha Gill and CSE Associate Head of Engagement Prof Haifa Takuri-Rizk. Furthermore we’ll be joined by special guests from the Women’s Equality Party. There’ll also be a number of stands from women's groups on site and an opportunity to network at the end. 

“We are delighted to be able to launch Women’s Voice - our new network that aims to provide a platform for women to contribute to positive change across our University community - on International Women's Day, a global day celebrating women’s achievements across so many areas of life," said Dr Kirsty Fairclough, Director of International and Chair of Women's Voice. "Working alongside the University’s Athena Swan goals, Women’s Voice will provide an open space for women to contribute to policy and cultural change within the University and offer a chance for staff to engage in some of the most important issues facing our community.” 

Women’s Voice aims to provide a platform for women to express their views and contribute to policy and cultural change within the University. Furthermore, it will help to connect women across the organisation and provide an open and honest platform for networking and collaborative communication. The network is part of our current Athena SWAN accreditation, which encourages the career advancement of women in higher education and research.

All colleagues across the University are welcome to attend. We’re expecting this event to be very busy so you’re advised to register for a ticket at your next available opportunity. Click here to register.

Follow Women’s Voice on Twitter at @uoswomensvoice. You can follow tweets from the day using the hashtag #WomensVoiceLaunchUoS

If you have any further questions, email