Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.
This year the 8th of March is a Sunday so a lot of people are holding events on Friday 6th March instead.
I am delighted to be a guest speaker at Tomorrow Wirral Women (TWW). Which is a fantastic organization based in Birkenhead. Its purpose is to benefit all Wirral Women in the community but its main commitment is to reduce female imprisonment, offending and to provide support and assistance to those women who are in recovery.
TWW offers support to women who may have lost their confidence and feel isolated. The centre also provides advice and support, and helps women wanting to improve their skills and gain qualifications.
You're even welcome to just drop in and have a cup of tea and a chat in a safe women only environment.
The theme of IWD at TWW will be ‘walking in her shoes’.
I’ll be giving two talks; the first will be a short motivational talk based on the theme.
I’ll use this as an opportunity to talk about my experiences of working in Banking, a male dominated workplace, hiking Mount Kilimanjaro and training for my next big event the Marathon des Sables in 2016.
My second talk will be titled – What is Feminism?
I want to use this as an opportunity to dispel the rumors and myths that circulate the word and discuss what it actually means to be a feminist in the twenty first century.
If you’re a women from the Wirral and you’d like to attend the event on Friday 6th March please do feel free to come along and to invite your friends as well. It’s going to be a fantastic day!