International Women’s Day 2021


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International Women’s Day 2021

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

For 2021, The Wheel will be hosting a special event, a few days later (11 March), to celebrate the role women leaders play in the community, voluntary and charity sector. 

Our event will focus on three successful female leaders in the sector who chose to challenge and created change. They will share their personal journey with us and reflect on how gender impacted their experiences, the challenges they faced and what we can do to encourage gender balance in staff, volunteers, boards and leadership across the sector.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is #choosetochallenge.

The aim is to open a conversation about what each of us can do to challenge the status quo to ensure gender-balance across all aspects of society, from government to the media, boardrooms to the sports field. Our three speakers will share their ideas on how we as organisations can ensure gender-balance across the sector and what we can do to challenge gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping.

Join the discussion on 11 March from 9:30am to 11am, for an interesting event celebrating the role of female leaders and offering a space to reflect on the potential for our sector to lead on creating a gender-balanced society.

How to register

This event is free and exclusive to members of The Wheel. Registration is required. 

*NOTE: An email with details of how to join the session online will be sent to you closer to the day.

Panel to be announced later

Feedback from Past International Women's Day celebration

'It was a privilege to be in the company of incredible women leaders who shared their vision and their passion for their work and the values that drive them...By the end of the session this morning, I had a new energy and belief in the sector and its potential to make a difference in people's lives and also to have an impact on society,'

C. Hickey, FLAC

‘Each shared a 'moment' they pinpointed in their career - this was interesting as it gave me food for thought on my own career path and the choices I made along the way and gave me a different perspective to think about in relation to whether my gender had a part to play in some of the decisions I made.’

D. Kenny, Victim Support at Court

The speakers were extremely engaging. I was touched and inspired by the stories they told and I felt that I took a great deal away with me that morning that will shape the way I work and the way I manage in the future.’

S. Stokes, The Community Foundation for Ireland

Who should attend

All Members of The Wheel are welcome to attend.