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International Women's Day

Updated Friday, 5th March 2021

International women's day celebrates the achievements of women to raise awareness about gender equality. This year the theme is #ChooseToChallenge - How will you help forge a gender-equal world?

International Women's Day is celebrated every year on the 8th March, with thousands of events occurring 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 and the struggle for equality.

 Celebrate Women in STEM 

 

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Explore some of the female trailblazers in science, technology, engineering and maths and honour them by taking on a career in these fields (or inspire a young woman or girl to do that instead!). 

 

 Applaud Equality for Women in Sport 

 

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Empower female athletes and take a look at some of the challenges for women in sport and recognise their contribution.

 

 Educate Women on Health Choice Decisions 

 

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From menopause to abortion, from suicide to the sexual revolution – dig deeper into some of the social factors that have influenced women’s health. 

 

 Take Note of the Women Who Changed the World 

 

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Be inspired by some extraordinary women from across the world who challenged inequality and broke patriarchal rules. 

 

 Build Inclusive Workplaces so Women can Thrive 

 

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Make efforts to smash that glass ceiling and find out what can be done to make your workplace more inclusive.  

 

 Debunk the Myths Surrounding Women in Male-Dominated Careers​ 

 

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Ever fancied a job in engineering, law or mathematics? Go for it – but before you might like to gain some inspiration from the resources below.  


 

 

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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