Women’s History Month is nearly coming to an end! Here’s a summary of some of the events that took place on campus this month, and the opportunities you can still get involved in.
Women’s History Month is an international celebration of women’s often-overlooked contributions to history, culture and society. In the UK, Women’s History Month is celebrated in March.
The 8 March was International Women’s Day. This is a day across the world that is dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. On campus Reading University Student’s Union hosted a day of events for International Women’s Day, with a performance from the cheerleading society, crafting, stalls, and the opportunity to learn about the women who have influenced history and the current issues around women’s equality.
On 8 March, Henley Business School also hosted their Women in Leadership talk. This years theme was Embrace Equity. A panel of women leaders shared insights from their own experiences and careers, encouraging us in how to empower women to be part of the leadership of change impacting the lives of our immediate and global community. If you missed the live talk, you can watch the recording on the Henley Business School event page.
We’ve also be sharing lots of blogs and videos throughout the month on our Student Life channels. Here’s a round-up of some of the blogs we’ve published this month:
- What is Women’s History Month?
- Reading Women in Research
- Unsung heroes at the University of Reading – International Women’s Day
This month we also asked students on campus what women are influential to them…
The University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience, Parveen Yaqoob, also shared her role model with us for Women’s History Month…
We hope you’ve enjoyed celebrating Women’s History Month! We hope that its given you the opportunity to learn about some of the inspirational University of Reading women from history and also the present day.
Share what you’ve learnt this month in our feedback form, and help suggest events and content for the future.