International Womxn's Week

 

International Womxn’s Week is a time to celebrate anyone, past and present, who identifies as a woman
in society. It is recognised internationally as a day to celebrate the achievements of womxn and the impact they’ve had through their political, cultural, artistic and scientific work. Here at Leicester Students’ Union, we are continuing the celebration for a week and trying to ensure that the campaign is intersectional and inclusive, featuring events that represent anyone who identifies as a
womxn.

We use the term ‘womxn’ as a more inclusive spelling of ‘women’ that includes any person who identifies as a woman.

Upcoming events 2-6 March 2020

Monday 2 March

Womxn's Brunch, 10-2pm, SU Office (above Gee's), Percy Gee Building

A chance for students and staff to network with others who identify as a womxn and enjoy a free brunch.

Leicester Wall of Womxn

all of Women, 2-6 March, 10-4pm, SU Square, Percy Gee Building

Leicester’s Wall of Women is back, having received a Good Practice award for last year’s inspirational wall of women. As inspired by Nottingham Trent University, a wall is being created at the University of Leicester to mark its inspirational women on International Women’s Day. Staff and students are encouraged to nominate women at the University who have influenced or inspired them. Look out for pop-up walls around campus too! This is open to staff and students.

Womxn’s Dance Class, 5-6pm, SU Square

Hosted by Street Dance society. Bring along your friends and let’s dance!

 

Tuesday 3 March

Women in Finance Panel Talk, 6-8pm, Charles Wilson Graduate Lounge

This is a free event for all females, designed to improve your networking skills and industry knowledge. Perfect for dipping your toes into a professional environment! The evening consists of an interactive Panel Talk, where you have the opportunity to meet women with a vast amount of industry experience. From graduates to women with more than a decade of experience will be able to provide immense insight into the industry. 

Panellists include: 

  • Lucy Barnes: KPMG- Intensive Audit Graduate
  • Abi Muazu: Barclays Bank- Deputy Market Leader for Mortgages
  • Linda Ralphs: Kaplan Management- Financial Management Specialist 
  • Jodie Watson: Deutsche Bank- Corporate Banking Coverage Summer Internship 

The night will end with a delicious buffet of food and networking opportunity amongst the Panellist’s. It is very important to be confident and work the room, you never know what doors you may be opening!

Wednesday 4 March

Womxn in Stem Speed Networking Event, 3-5.30pm, Charles Wilson Belvoir City & Park Lounge

This will be a chance for you to network with womxn from a variety of different professions and backgrounds. It is free to attend so please do come along!

 

Friday 6 March 

Black Womxn's Collective, 6-8pm, SU Office, Percy Gee Building

This event is a safe space for black womxn- staff and students, to come together as a community. Snacks provided.