International Women's Day 2016
International Women's Day held its first event in 1911 and is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
Celebrated worldwide on Tuesday 08 March, this year King's College London marked celebrations under the theme "Pledge for Parity".
Event details - Tuesday 08 March 2016
“Taking Action to Accelerate Gender Parity"
Progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places across the world. The World Economic Forum predict that global gender parity will not be achieved now until 2133.
All of us – both men and women - can be leaders within our own spheres of influence and help to accelerate the progress required, whether it is by helping women and girls achieve their ambitions, calling for gender-balanced leadership, respect and valuing of difference, developing more inclusive and flexible cultures or rooting out workplace bias.
Each of us can be a leader in our own sphere of influence and commit to taking action to accelerate gender parity - Join us to explore real and tangible ways for all of us to move from talk to purposeful action with guest speaker and co-facilitator Sabrina Clarke, Build Global.
Read EY's recent publication on accelerating gender parity here: Fast forward the time for Gender Parity is Now – EY
14.00 – 16:30
Registration from 13:40 ** refreshments upon arrival **
Great Hall, Strand Campus
If you weren't able to make it on the day, you can catch up with what was discussed by watching this video.