The University of Portsmouth marks International Women’s Day

Women speaking

Tuesday 8 March is International Women’s Day 2022.

  • 07 March 2022
  • 3 min read
The day is marked by a worldwide celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, but also a recognition that much more work needs to be done if we are ever to achieve gender equality.

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias, encouraging people to actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping and to commit to helping create a more inclusive world. Here are five ways the University is marking International Women’s Day.  

1. 7 reasons why you should be glad it’s International Women’s Day

Professor Sherria Hoskins reflects on why – in 2022 – it is as important as ever to mark International Women’s Day.

2. How experts are revolutionising women’s health through bra science

Professor Joanna Wakefield-Scurr shares the experiences and research underpinning adidas’ new sports bra campaign.

3. Why Gender Equality Matters: A Global Perspective

To recognise International Women’s Day four researchers from the Women and gender studies research group share their perspectives on why gender equality matters at this virtual event.

4. Creating a powerful new weapon in the battle against breast cancer

Dr Judith Fletcher-Brown explains how social marketing can help to empower women worldwide in the prevention and early treatment of breast cancer.

5. Meet the female business leaders in Innovation Connect

Some of Innovation Connect’s female members have shared their stories and advice – from being successful in male dominated industries to being sure not to sell yourself short.