March 2023 marks Women’s History Month.
An important month in which we seek to recognise the value that women bring to individual communities, professional spheres and collectively to the world. A month also to spotlight women who have paved the way for others.
Women have been the cornerstone to progress for voting and civil rights, LGBTQ+ rights, childrens rights and equality in the workplace.
We want to take the opportunity to amplify and celebrate women’s phenomenal successes in the fields of Research, Business and Innovation. We will be spotlighting women who have had significant impact and contribution to research excellence, to real world business, civic and societal impact and to ground-breaking innovation and entrepreneurship here at the university and across the wider region.
Importantly, the month also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
The 8th March will mark International Women’s Day. This year’s campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity. We can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion. Collective activism is what drives change – from grassroots action to wide-scale momentum.
We call on our research, business and innovation communities to collectively celebrate, to amplify and importantly to all embrace equity.