International Women’s Day 2016: Inspiring Women

Swansea University will, during the month of March, be celebrating International Women’s Day 2016.

International Women's day face montage  

As part of its Inspiring Women initiative, the University will be showcasing, during March, the range of successful and inspiring women that it has working, studying and supporting Swansea University both past and present, across all departments and at a variety of levels in their career.

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Read more on the official IWD website.

Facts about International Women’s Day:  

  • It is celebrated every year on 8th March.
  • It is a general celebration as a mark of respect and appreciation of women, and gender equality.
  • It has been recognised since the early 1900’s and has been growing ever since.
  • In some countries, including Afghanistan, China and Russia, International Women’s Day is an official holiday for women.
  • In some countries, including Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania, the custom is for men to give flowers (or a small gift) to the women in their life, e.g. mother, sister, grandmother, wife, and girlfriend.

Information on the Swansea University Inspiring Womeninitiative is available http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/equal-opportunities/events/inspiringwomen2016/

For full details about the International Women’s Day events and initiatives at Swansea University go to  IWD 2016