Choose to Challenge

Loughborough is proud of its inclusive culture that celebrates diversity and aims to ensure gender equality in all its activities. International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

Catch up

Did you miss any of Loughborough's International Women's Day events? Catch up now!


Each day of the week-long events programme will focus on a specific theme linked to IWD’s 2021 overarching theme, Choose to Challenge. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we all play a part. What will you choose to challenge?

WAVE Press

WAVE Press is an exciting one-off risograph-printed magazine supported by and in collaboration with LU Arts to celebrate International Women’s Day.

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Reading list

Dr Ksenia Chmutina, with the help of friends and colleagues, has compiled a reading list sharing fiction and non-fiction reads about women. Covering themes of motherhood, resilience, romance, feminism, success, class and race to name a few, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and learn from.