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 2022 overarching theme, #BreaktheBias. We can actively help break the bias by calling out gender bias, discrimination, and stereotyping. Collectively, we all play a part. What do you do that breaks the bias?

Let's talk Loughborough

Let's Talk: IWD, Breaking the Bias and Fleabag

Let's Talk Loughborough episode 5 features Maia and the Women's Network as they discuss this year’s theme of ‘Breaking the Bias’ and how they support women at Loughborough.

“It’s thinking about all the different ways that bias can manifest. It’s not just about gender roles. It’s about things like the belief of a ‘right time to have a family’ or the ‘right way of your career progressing.’ It’s not just the type of job you’re doing but how you are doing it.”  

The group also speak about how men can be allies to women.

Watch episode 5 now

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.


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