Women’s History Month round-up!

Text: Women's History Month. University of Reading. March 2023.

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: 

This month we also asked students on campus what women are influential to them…

Our Student Life Content Creator Daisy, was on campus asking students who the most influential woman in their lives is.

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…

Professor Parveen Yaqoob spoke of her admiration for Professor Edith Morley, who was appointed by Reading as the first female professor at an English university in 1908 and after whom the prominent Whiteknights campus building is named.

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.

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