International Women's Day

Date: 08 March 2018
Venue: Bristol Business School building
Time: 9:00 - 16:30

We invite you to help us celebrate the entrepreneurial, political, social and cultural achievements of women, and their acts of courage and determination in the pursuit of gender parity in their workplaces, communities and countries as part of International Women's Day.

To mark the day, we have planned a series of events and workshops. We would be delighted if you could come and join us for the day.

Alongside the events there will be stalls set up through the Bristol Business School Atrium showcasing the amazing work that women in our region produce.

There will also be a raffle with all proceeds going towards Bristol Charity one25 who reach out to women trapped in, or vulnerable to, street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.

Event schedule

9:00 - 9:30 Arrival and Refreshments, room 6X270

9:30 - 9:50 Welcome and context setting - Donna Whitehead and Hazel Edwards, room 6X269

9:55 - 10:25 Female entrepreneurs: Inspirational case studies - Carol Jarvis and Team Entrepreneur Students, room 6X269

10:30 – 10:45 Comfort Break, room 6X270

10:45 – 11:00 Charity Raffle, room 6X269

11:00 – 12:00 Panel discussion: Barriers to and opportunities for enabling more successful women in business', room 6X269

  • Professor Jane Roscoe (Chair)
  • Kalpna Woolf
  • Sado Jirde
  • Vashti Seth
  • Professor Sue Durbin

12:15 - 13:15 Stalls ran by female entrepreneurs

12:00 - 14:00 Screening of Barefoot in Business. This is a film created by BAFTA award winning film maker Carol Cooke about female entrepreneurs in Uganda, room 7X201

13:15 – 14:15 CV Surgery, room 3X105

13:15 – 14:15 Speed mentoring - Lead by Hazel Edwards. Speed mentoring (with a focus on enterprise) will be offered over coffee and each session will last 10 minutes, room 2X116

14:15 – 15:00 Athena SWAN Workshop with Clare Wilkinson 'The Role of Athena SWAN in engaging gender equality in UK university settings: Accreditation or lever of change?, room 3X105

How to attend

In order to attend please email the FBL Support Team at

Cost: Free
Contact: Lauren Symes
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86386

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