International Women's Day falls annually on 8 March and is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women across society and a chance to highlight the progress we're making at Heriot-Watt in addressing gender inequality.
This year's Be Bold For Change theme is all about looking at the kind of bold actions we can take as individuals and as a University and we are looking forward to see the ideas people come up with across social media tagging #BeBoldForChange #HWUdifferently
We're celebrating with a number of different events taking place mainly across the Edinburgh Campus:
Gender equality Photo and Word Exhibit, 27 February - 3 March
Student Union-led activities over Wellbeing Week include an inspirational women Photo and Word Exhibit. Venue: Student Union.
Gender Equality Exhibit, 8 March
The Edinburgh Campus will host an exhibition covering our recent Athena SWAN activities and include material from EQUATE Scotland and others. Venue: Link Bridge near Hugh Nisbet Building
Women's Engineering Society (WES) launch, 11am, 8 March
EPS and EGIS have taken up educational membership of the Women's Engineering Society (WES), which aims to inspire and support girls and women to achieve their potential as engineers, applied scientists and technical leaders.
The launch event will see us joined by inspirational engineers Carol Marsh, Selex, former WES President; Clare Lavelle, Arup, winner of the Karen Burt Award 2016 and Rebecca Michaelson, Cundall. There will be refreshments and networking opportunities. Book your place.
An afternoon with Business Leaders that are Leading the Way, 8 March
The Converge Challenge Team is hosting an Afternoon with Business Leaders that are Leading the Way (sold out due to popular demand!)