International Women's Day 2020

Events and activity around the Division for International Women's Day

We've collected together all of the events and activities happening across the Social Sciences Division to celebrate #EachforEqual on and around International Women's Day 2020. We'll be promoting everything on our Twitter channel, and will update this article with new infomation as we receive it.


The Foundry

Women of the Foundry digital flipbook

See the flipbook

Saïd Business School

Leading a media company in an era of disruption

Distinguished Speaker Seminar
Dr Alex Mahon
Channel 4's CEO
Mahon became CEO in 2017 and is the first female Chief Executive of a major UK broadcaster. Mahon began her career as a PhD Physicist and became a consultant in Luxembourg at European broadcasters RTL Group followed by FreemantleMedia and then Talkback in the UK. She will talk about her own leadership journey and the challenges of leading a media company in an era of disruption.
Monday 9 March
17:45 - 18:45


Starting and diversifying a vineyard business into a €4M profitable business

Inspiring Women at Oxford Saïd
Sophia Bergqvist
Owner, Quinta de la Rosa
Quinta de la Rosa diversified their business and became pioneers in their industry when EU regulations changed. Becoming an early adopter of eco-tourism and starting their own micro beer brewing project, all making the business the success it is today.
Wednesday 18 March
17:45 - 18:45


Medieval and modern perspectives on women’s leadership in the Church

Professor Sarah Foot
Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral
The early medieval Church provided opportunities for female leadership denied to women in later centuries. How can these examples contribute to debates about women in the Church today? Professor Foot will draw on her own experience creating equal opportunities for children so they can all access the same education and leadership potential. 
Friday 20 March 2020
14:30 - 15:30


Fashion, the growth logic, the craft of use and other stories of change

Art at Oxford Saïd - Business Talk
Professor Kate Fletcher
Centre for Sustainable Fashion, University of the Arts London
Professor Fletcher will explore activating sustainability change in the fashion sector, with reference to design, usership and Earth Logic.
Wednesday 25 March
17:45 - 18:45

Who can you trust?

Oxford Literary Festival

Rachel Botsman

How technology brought us together - and why it could drive us apart.
Friday 17 March
11:30 - 12:30


Gender equality – what it means for men

Dame Helena Morrissey
Founder of the 30% Club and now Director of FTSE100 company St. James Place
It's a good time to be a girl according to Morrissey; with her goal of 30% women in UK boardrooms achieved, her recent book sets out how women can help create new ways of working and better business cultures. She firmly believes, however, that true gender equality will elude us unless we also focus attention on creating more choices for men.
Wednesday 29 April
17:45 - 18:45


Oxford Internet Institute

Challenging gender stereotypes in cybersecurity: a feminist perspective

Blog by Julia Slupska, Doctoral Candidate, Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity, Oxford Internet Institute and Scarlet Dawson Duckworth, Cyber Technologist, Darktrace

Slupska and Duckworth write on behalf of Reconfigure, a group of feminist cybersecurity advocates & researchers seeking to engage with groups excluded from technology and improve industry and academia. Notable members include Professor Gina Neff, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute


University of Oxford

International Women's Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Oxford

Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre and Exhibition Space

Christ Church College


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