International Women's Day 2018: Press for Progress

This Thursday, 8 March, sees the annual celebration of women's achievements, and a day of global action aimed at accelerating progress to a more inclusive and gender-equal world.

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In the last 12 months, where the #Metoo and #Timesup campaigns have raised consciousness around sexual harassment in the workplace, International Women's Day campaign organisers and supporters are encouraging everyone to #PressForProgress and fast-forward change.

Get involved in International Women's Day 2018 and Press for Progress

Thousands of events will take place around the world on International Women’s Day to discuss, debate and celebrate women's advancement. Individuals are also invited to commit publicly to #PressForProgress.

Relocate Global supporting International Women's Day 2018

To support these pledges, organisations, interest groups and businesses of every size and location are hosting an impressive and diverse array of activities – and Relocate Global is among them, getting more deeply involved in the issues to help drive the agenda forward.
Relocate International Womens Day Think Women 8 March
On 8 March, Relocate Global will be running a series of three short and informal Think Women events throughout the day, facilitated by our coaching partners, the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC). Fiona Murchie, Managing Editor and our editorial team will be there to explore what "Press for Progress" and gender equality looks like through the global mobility lens. Click to join us!
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UK-wide events celebrating International Women's Day 2018

Relocate Global’s event is one of an impressive number and range taking place in the capital this week and around the United Kingdom to mark International Women’s Day.Here’s a selection of what’s on offer:7 March, London: Advancing Gender Equality: The path to economic growth: A high-level discussion ahead of International Women’s Day exploring what needs to happen to ensure global leaders, civil society and the private sector unite to eliminate gender inequality.
  • Ulla Tørnæs – Minister for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
  • HE Janice Charette – High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom for Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Minouche Shafik – Director, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • Chair: Linda Yueh – Fellow in Economics at Oxford University
7 March, London: Innovate UK – Women in Innovation: Changing perceptions, inspiring growth: A lack of visible role models is a key factor in discouraging women across the UK from believing they can achieve their business ambitions. This high-impact event on how to change perceptions and inspire the growth of women in innovation aims to remove the barriers faced by female entrepreneurs and build a community of role models who challenge the perceptions of what and who an entrepreneur can be.8 March, Edinburgh: #Suffragette100 – A Wikipedia editing event for International Women's Day 2018: As of 15 January 2017, only about 17.39% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women. This IWD event is a chance to learn about and celebrate the role women played in the Votes for Women campaign through researching, writing and illustrating Wikipedia articles and timelines.8 March, London: Smashing the Glass Ceiling – ACCA Women's South East event: ACCA and its Women’s South East Network panel will debate: 
  • the pace of change, progress and future challenges
  • 100 years since women got the vote in the UK: how far have women come since ? 
  • examples of effective leadership and best practices in businesses 
  • diversity, open discussion and transparent reporting as key items for progress.
8 March, London: Women in Business: International Women's Day: NatWest Business Growth Enablers' talks could help you and your business grow, with:
  • Venetia Willis, Sales Performance Consultant, SBR Consulting 
  • Orsi Toth, Marketing Advisor, Get Set for Growth
  • Uzo Ijewere, Business Strategist and speaker, Co-Active Coach & Emotional Intelligence Trainer
  • Rina Goldenburg-Lynch Founder, Voice at the Table
8 March, London: IWD STEM, Networking and black-tie evening: An evening of drinks, networking, exhibitions, workshops and music to celebrate women in STEM and bridge gender and diverstity gaps across science, technology, engineering and mathematics-based sectors.29 March, Birmingham: Discussion on Equality for Women: This one-off event for corporates and individuals will look at barriers to employment, equal pay and childcare. 

International Women's Day events all around the world

Details of all the events taking place, and ordered by country and city, are available from the official International Women's Day website.Enter the Relocate Awards 2018 new category: Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, celebrate best practice and showcase your achievements. View all catergories here, closing date 31 March.
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