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IWD2024 in and around Plymouth

Updated: Feb 29

We are shining a light on International Women’s Day events taking place throughout Plymouth and with Plymouth Charter Signatories further afield.

Many of the events are free, and provide new insights and knowledge, many inspirational, and some come in workshop format, but all support the theme of removing barriers and inspire inclusion.


In Plymouth barriers to work are a significant equality issue for people with caring responsibilities. We encourage our businesses to work together as a solid collective to recognise issues around inclusion to make a positive difference to our economy and lift up individuals in our communities.  Visit our toolkit





Mon 4 March, 13.00 - 14.30

Enough Campaign Workshop. End Violence Against Woman and Girls. Online event

Learn about the work happening across Plymouth and how you and your organisation or school can roll out the ENOUGH campaign, with actions to make Plymouth a safer place for women and girls. This is a practical workshop and you will take away tools to develop your response further. Free event

Tue 5 March, 9:30am

Sarah embarked on an extraordinary entrepreneurial journey to reshape the world of children's and adults creativity, this is her story! Free event

Fri 8 March, 10.00 – 12noon

Virtual Networking - International Women's Day 2024 West Country Women’s Awards. Online event

Engage with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and build meaningful connections. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of our vibrant community. Free event

Fri 8 March, 8.30 – 10.00am

SWWIC IWD Breakfast with Guest Speaker Helen Wylde CEO at Wildanet South West Women in Construction Exeter Golf and Country Club

Helen's extensive experience and achievements, including the Women Business Leaders Award for Technology and Digital in 2019, make her an inspiring voice on this significant day. Network, reflect, and celebrate women's achievements. From £16.95

Fri 8 March, 9.30 – 11.30am

An empowering and inspiring morning dedicated to celebrating women's achievements and promoting inclusion. Inspiring talks, networking opportunities, complimentary coffee.

Free event

Fri 8 March, 19.00 - 23.00

Silent Disco: Ladies' Night The Box, Plymouth

Celebrating female musicians to help mark IWD, dance the night away underneath Royal Naval ships' figureheads. Two DJs will be battling it out with a great selection of tracks. Who will win? The choice will be yours. Tickets £11

Fri 8 - Sat 9 March 2024

Frida Plymouth Arts Cinema

To celebrate International Women’s Day, this is an intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo

A different perspective... Fatherhood Forfeit

Achieving gender parity requires dismantling biases. This International Women's Day and every day, we strive to recognise and challenge prejudice, while promoting equal access to resources and opportunities for all.

Addressing the ‘Fatherhood Forfeit’ at work is central to improving gender equality.  

The view of fatherhood, childcare, and work have altered over the last few decades, with many fathers taking a more active role in caregiving, however this can clash with traditional values about masculinity and work and gender inequality with regards to parenthood.

This results in caregiving fathers facing specific challenges identified as ‘fatherhood forfeits’. Find our more and watch the animation developed from research by Dr Jasmine Kelland from the University of Plymouth READ MORE...


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