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How I'm planning to celebrate International Women's Day

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Alex Cramp (they/he/she)
Management & Modern Languages (Spanish pathway), Faculty of Arts & Humanities

05 March 2024

International Women’s Day, on Friday 8 March, is fast approaching to celebrate women’s achievements and reflect on how we can further gender equality. I personally like to take this as an opportunity to connect with and learn about inspirational women and non-binary people who identify with this label (like me!). Luckily there are events and initiatives all over King’s that provide opportunities to do this. So, if you’re looking to be educated and empowered this International Women’s Day, keep reading to discover how.


Will women determine who rules the world in 2024?

Wednesday 6 March, 14.00–16.30

The Exchange, Strand Campus

More than 50 countries are holding significant elections during 2024. Ahead of International Women’s Day, the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy is exploring the role women will play in this extraordinary year of elections. An event with a panel discussion, Q+A, networking and some free refreshments – what more could you want?

Christiane Amanpour: an International Women’s Day conversation (livestream)

Wednesday 6 March, 19.30–20.45

Over the course of her career, CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour CBE has earned every major television journalism award. Watch the livestream to hear about Christiane’s remarkable career as a leading woman in journalism and her views on the state of gender equality today.

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Wednesday 21 February – Saturday 6 April

Science Gallery London

This exhibition, from King’s Womxn in Bioscience Society, King’s LGBTQ+ society and Grrl Zine Fair, explores the experience of marginalised genders in healthcare. From the hidden contributions of pioneering women in science to the current battle for access to trans+ inclusive healthcare, the exhibition will highlight women’s and trans+ people’s experiences through artwork and zines.

Initiatives for women at King's

If you can’t make it to an event, worry not! There are plenty of initiatives running throughout the year at King’s that you can get involved in. 

Join the Women Entrepreneurs Network

The Women Entrepreneurs Network is designed to inspire you to explore entrepreneurship, provide a space to share your ideas and connect you with like-minded people. Throughout the year they run free events such as networking sessions, skills workshops, and an annual retreat.

The network is open to all King’s students, staff and alumni who identify as women or  non-binary and who are comfortable being in a space reflecting on gender issues.

Go to the Women’s community gym studio

King's Sport & Wellness has turned Strand Gym, Studio 3, into a Women-only Studio for gym members. This was done in response to member feedback identifying a need for a separate space for women to empower them to invest in their wellbeing.

The team are also hosting a variety of events to celebrate International Women’s Day. 

Be inspired by the amazing research done by women at King’s

Watch a video to find out how a book Dr Srilata Sircar read as a teenager set her on the path to becoming a critical geographer centering caste and gender in her research.

Check out King's first Women in STEMM Season sharing ideas for how we break down the barriers faced by women in STEMM, from podcasts about mitigating AI’s bias and discrimination to stories about the surprising and unique careers of Women in FoDOCS.

Also listen to the Ear-to-Ear Podcast, where the team will be holding daily chats with some of the talented and accomplished women in the Centre for Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences.