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International Women’s Day Event – Preston ~ 8th March 2012

Women only event.

International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world on 8 March each year. It is a global ‘gathering’ organised by women for women in recognition of the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and in the future.

It is important to create some women-only space to mark International Women’s Day locally enabling women to speak openly and freely about social inequalities that continue to affect the lives of ordinary women in different ways every day.

Join us and help celebrate women in Preston and around the globe!

…9.15am – 9.30am – Tea/Coffee
…9.40am – Intorduction by Jennifer Carthy
…9.50am – Official Welcome by the Mayor of Preston
…10.00am – 100th Anniversay, Lorraine Norris
…10.10am – Wise Women, Valerie Wise
…10.20am – My Expieriences, Elaine Marshall
…10.30am – A Personal Account, Diane Bellinger
…10.40am – Why I Became a Councillor, Juie buttle
…10.50am – Why I Became a Councillor, Veronia Afrin
…11.00am – 11.20am Break
…11.25am – Gujurat to Preston, Sheela Solanki
…11.35am – Ways to get involved, Alison Young
…12.00 – 1.00pm – Lunch and displays
…1.00pm – 2.00pm – A choice of three talks

A full programme and more information can be downloaded in the documents section.
* International Women’s Day booking form
* International Women’s Day programme

Please email or phone 01772 906453 to let us know if you are coming by Monday 5 March.

Location: Town Hall, Lancaster Road, , PR1 2RL
Date: Thu 8 Mar
Time: 11:00am to 15:00pm
Availability: Women only event.
Event contact: Jackie Singleton
Event contact telephone: 01772 906453


1 March 2012 at 8:50 pm

International Women’s Day: Women’s employment – a panel discussion – Islington ~ 8th March 2012

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Islington Council will be hosting a panel discussion with the Fawcett Society about the state of women’s employment, the challenges now and ahead and the possible solutions.

Emily Thornberry MP will open the evening and there will be speakers from the Fawcett Society.

There will also be opportunities for the audience to participate in a Q&A.

Venue: Islington Town Hall
Date: 8 March 2012 6:30pm – 9pm
Audience: Adults
Cost: Free

Light refreshments will be served. BSL interpreters will be available.

RSVP by 5 March to Tessa Cole on 020 7527 3496 or at

1 March 2012 at 8:42 pm 1 comment

International Women’s Day Event: ‘Women and Work’ – Islington ~ 8th March 2012

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Islington Council is hosting a free careers event for women in the borough.

If you are looking for new opportunities and want to boost your employment skills then this is an event for you.

There will be over 26 stalls where you can speak to employers, council services and community organisations that will provide you with advice and support to get you back in the workforce.

Additionally, there will be eight short workshops where you will receive first hand tips and advice on a whole range of job possibilities.


Session 1 – 11.30am-12noon
‘Self-Employment’ – an introduction to starting your own business.
Presented by Elsa Caleb from the Association of Community Based Business Advice.
Venue: Islington Assembly Hall
‘Women in Transport’ – an introduction to careers in Transport for London (TfL).
Presented by Michele Dix from TfL
Venue: Committee Room 5, Islington Town Hall.

Session 2 – 12.15-12.45pm
‘Disability Works’ – information and advice on helping disabled women get into employment.
Presented by Leonard Cheshire
Venue: Islington Assembly Hall.
‘Women into Construction’ – an introduction to employment opportunities for women in construction and information on what women have done to help build the Olympic Park.
Presented by ‘Women into Construction.’
Venue: Committee Room 5, Islington Town Hall.

Session 3 – 1.45-2.15pm
‘Preparing for an interview’ – a session of tips and techniques on preparing for an interview.
Presented by IMECE – Turkish Speaking Women’s Group.
Venue: Islington Assembly Hall.
‘Employment issues for refugee and migrant women’ – a workshop on employment issues facing refugee and migrant women and how volunteering can help women take a positive step forward.
Presented by Adult Community Learning, Islington council.
Venue: Committee Room 5, Islington Town Hall.

Session 4 – 2.30-3pm
‘ESOL and Employability’ – an introduction to the ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages’ course and how it can lead to greater employability.
Venue: Islington Assembly Hall.
“Getting Myself Ready for Work’ – get tips on how to make your CV stand out to what not to leave out of a job application.
Venue: Committee Room 5, Islington Town Hall.

Venue: Assembly Hall Date:8 March 2012 11am – 3pm
Audience: Under 5s, Children (5 to 11), Young People (12+), Adults
Cost: Free
Notes: BSL interpreters and crèche facilities will also be available.
Contact if you require these.

1 March 2012 at 8:29 pm

Julie Felix helps celebrate IWD at Charlton House – London ~ 8th March 2012

A singer once dubbed “Britain’s First Lady of Folk” is to headline a show celebrating women.

Julie Felix was one of the first solo folk artists to sign to a major British label, releasing her self-titled debut on Decca in 1964.

She went on to record dozens of albums, appeared at the famous 1969 Isle of Wight Festival and was a regular guest on satirical TV show The Frost Report.

She also had her own BBC shows, Once More With Felix and The Julie Felix Show.

Now 72, she is set to appear at the International Women’s Day event at Charlton House, Charlton, on March 8.

Organiser Louisa Le Marchard said: “It is going to be a great night – really exciting. “Julie Felix is amazing and a real legend in the folk world. She became know as Britain’s First Lady of Folk. She is still performing and does a lot of work for charities. We wanted the event to be really special as last year’s was so successful, so I decided to get in touch with her. She was very enthusiastic as she feels a connection with our work.

The show has been organised by Greenwich-based Global Fusion Music and Arts.

It will feature performances by Indian singer-songwriter Unnati Dasgupta, Chinese dancer Du Du Li, Kenyan singer Apelles Ogaga and German poet UrsulaTroche.

The event will be compered by Nigerian poet Sandhya Koffi and set against a backdrop of an exhibition of work by young female artists.

Tickets for the show, which will run from 7.30pm to 10.30pm, cost £6.

The box office is on 020 8858 9497.

Charlton House, Charlton Road, SE7 8RE


1 March 2012 at 8:17 pm

Women for Peace Event to raise money for International Alert – London ~8th March 2012

Up-and-coming jazz singers and comedians in London are helping to highlight women’s vital peace building role in some of the world’s most violent conflicts.

Singers including Jodie Marie, Tina May, Anita Wardell and comedian Bridget Christie are taking part in the Women of Peace event organised by International Alert on March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The evening at the Pheasantry Jazz Club on London’s Kings Road will be raising funds for the charity, which works with people affected by conflict to improve their prospects of peace.

Welsh singer/songwriter Jodie, who has just finished touring with Will Young, will be performing a blend of blues folk and pop songs at the event. Tina will be performing jazz songs and Jazz Award Winner Anita Wardell will be singing scat and be-bop.

Tickets are £25 and doors open at 7pm.

To book tickets or for more information email

1 March 2012 at 8:05 pm

Free film event to mark IWD in Dumfries ~ 8th March 2012

To mark International Women’s Day next Thursday, March 8, the Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership has organised a free screening of “Killing Us Softly 4” at the Robert Burns Film Centre, Dumfries. The screening starts at 6.30pm.

The film provides a very interesting insight into the role of gender stereotypes in connection with gender-based violence and how advertising impacts on our culture. There will be an opportunity for an informal discussion after the film. Tea/coffee will be provided.

Deputy Chief Constable Mike McCormick said: “International Women’s Day marks women’s achievements in their pursuit of equality. The Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women’s Partnership wants to celebrate the advances that have been made but also to recognise that far too many women continue to experience forms of abuse and violence, including domestic abuse, rape, stalking and harassment.

“As a partnership, we are committed to working towards the elimination of violence against women and want to encourage awareness through showing this DVD exploring how women are presented in advertising and having a discussion afterwards. We hope that this will help raise understanding of the many issues that impact on women and explore the many issues around violence against women.”

The film will also be screened on Monday, March 26, at 1pm at the Ryan Centre in Stranraer.

To book places please contact Kate at or on 01387 245 190

1 March 2012 at 7:53 pm

WIE Symposium UK to inspire and empower women – London ~ 8th March 2012

The WIE Symposium is a dynamic conference designed to inspire and empower women. The event brings together prominent leaders from the worlds of politics, business, fashion, philanthropy, media, entertainment and the arts, in a full day of lively panels, workshops, master-classes and an inspirational awards ceremony.

WIE is a fantastic networking opportunity for women, allowing them to connect with their peers and be inspired by their mentors.

Timed to coincide with International Women’s Day, WIE London will feature topics such as ‘Tools for the Entrepreneur’, ‘Businesswomen Leading the Way, ‘The Luxury Industry’ and ‘Creating a Network’.

Join us on March 8th, International Women’s Day
It’ll change your life

Schedule Of Events – Subject to Change

930 – 1030 Arrivals and Check-In

1030 – 1100 Intros
* Welcome: Dee Poku, CEO & Co-Founder, WIE Network
* Spotlight: Vivienne Westwood, Fashion designer

1100 – 1200 Fashion & Beauty – A Business Not a Luxury
* Moderator: Jo Elvin, Editor, Glamour Magazine
* Caroline Rush, CEO, British Fashion Council
* Jo Malone, Founder Jo Loves
* Anya Hindmarch, Designer
* Margot Marrone, Founder, Organic Pharmacy
* Ruby Hammer, Founder, Ruby and Millie
* Workshop: Creating a Network
* Host: Carole Stone, Author and Broadcaster

1200 – 1300 Telling Women’s Stories – Women in Film, TV, Media!
* Moderator: Carla Buzasi, Editor in Chief, Huffington Post UK
* Celia Walden, Journalist and Novelist
* ShohrehAghdashloo, Oscar nominated actress
* Rosario Dawson, Actress and Philanthropist
* Hannah Pool, Journalist & Novelist
* Workshop: The Whole Woman – Exploring
* Health, Wellness and Spirituality
* Host: Lynne Franks, Businesswoman and Lifestyle guru

1300 – 1400 It’s a Funny Business Being a Woman!
* Moderator: Kathy Lette, Bestselling author
* Ruby Wax, Actress and Comedian
* Helen Lederer, Actress and Comedian
* RonniAncona, Actress, Impressionist and Author
* Wendy Wason, Comedian, Actress, Writer
* Workshop: Tools for the Entrepreneur – The Business of
* Fundraising
* Hosts:
* Julie Meyer, Founder & CEO, Ariadne Capital
* KarimaSerageldin, Director, Ariadne Capital

1400 – 1500 Lunch

1500 – 1600 Dreams for My Daughter!
* Moderator: Claudia Winkleman, Television host
* Nicola Mendelsohn, Chairman and Partner, Karmarama
* BrigidMcConville, Director, White Ribbon Alliance
* Diana Quick, Actress
* Gillian Moore, Head of Contemporary Culture, South Bank Center
* Workshop: The Art of Marketing Yourself

1600 – 1700 Businesswomen Leading the Way!
* Moderator: Lynn de Rothschild, Chief Executive,
* E.L. Rothschild llc
* Julie Woods Moss, President, Woods-Moss Holdings
* ShaaWasmund, Founder
* Dena Brumpton, COO Citi private bank
* Martha Brass, MD, International Operations, Endemol
* Workshop: Essential Financial Skills
* Lucy Marcus, Founder and CEO, Marcus Ventures

1700 – 1800 Unstoppable Women
* Moderator: Rosie Boycott, Pioneering feminist
* Baroness Scotland, Former Shadow Attorney General of
* England & Wales
* Sung Joo Kim, Chairwoman and CEO of Sungjoo Group and
* MCM Holdings AG
* Stella Creasy, Labour MP
* ToyinSaraki, Philanthropist, Founder and Director, The
* Wellbeing Foundation Africa
* Eva Schloss, Holocaust survivor
* Workshop: Realising Your Goals – Owning Your Success
* Host: Dr Linda Papadopoulos, renowned psychologist

1800 – 1830 Keynote Speaker + Closing

1830 – 2000 Cocktail Party + Awards

For further information please contact:

For links to ticket prices etc., go to

1 March 2012 at 7:50 pm

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