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International Women's Day

Updated Monday 25th February 2019

International women's day celebrates the achievements of women to raise awareness about gender equality. This year the theme is #BalanceforBetter - Better the balance, better the world.

International Women's Day is celebrated every year on the 8th March, thousands of events occur around the world to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. 

Below are some of our top picks for this year. Each article, interactive or free course will teach you about the most influential women of our time.

 Influential Women Scientists 




From Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin to Lesley Yellowless - these are just some of the women who have significantly impacted the areas of health, chemistry and the environment.
Find out who was the first female to win a Nobel Prize, who helped launch the environmental movement and who was the first female president of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). 

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 World changing women 



Use this interactive map to discover all the extraordinary women who always moved forward and challenged the rules told to them. 

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 7 myths of being a female engineer 


What makes an engineer? Is it strength? Maybe it is the ability to get dirty and get stuck in with confidence. But what about a female engineer - would your expectations change when you realise your engineer is a woman?
Read on as we debunk the most common myths about being a female engineer.

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 The real wonder women 


Humans have advanced so much in the last 100 years, and much of that advancement has resulted from the hard work of women. 
Here are 60 of the world's most pioneering women of our time, and how their work has impacted women still today.

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 The history behind the gender gap 


The gender pay gap is evident across many industries but despite the media coverage men still earn 8.6% more than women on average when comparing the same role.

When it comes to being a female mathematician, this problem is exasperated by the stereotype that women are less capable of serious maths. Read on to discover the history behind the gender gap.

What do you know about the gender gap in maths? 

Mathematics can be hard enough without having to face any additional challenges. Discover what issues women have had to overcome to gain equality through our interactive below

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None of these take your fancy? Why not browse through our full selection here. With over 1000 free courses available, there is something for everyone. 







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