[vc_row][vc_column][ish_blog_media][vc_column_text]On Tuesday 8th March, International Women’s Day (#IWD) supporters will be urged to take action towards gender parity. Show your support for #pledgeforparity by attending one of the many events across the North West. The #ImnotJohn team will be supporting, and hope you will be joining us!

Here are our North West top picks for the day:


Invest in innovation: invest in women with WSSE

Women Supporting Social Entrepreneurs (WSSE) network supports women to drive social entrepreneurship through events, mentoring and investment- all of which are developed at grass roots level. WSSE is holding a Celebration and Showcasing Event 9th March 6-8pm at The Landing, Media City, where the 2016 CrowdFunding campaign will be officially launched! Be a part of this groundbreaking network by joining the WSSE Facebook group following @WSSEGroup

Find out more about the CrowdFunder campaign and what’s in it for you here.

Wonder Women 2016 series of events 

Manchester’s premier culture and arts venues have joined forces to hold a festival of events that offer something for everyone- check out the full list of events here.

Women take over Reform Radio: #Thatswhatshesaid

If you haven’t already tuned in to Reform Radio, where have you been? RR are more than just great to listen to; they’re great for society, too; as a not-for-profit company that delivers employment and creative workshops and traineeships to young people. RR will be playing 24 hours of the best female artists, as well as featuring podcasts of women from all walks of life.


Tune in at The Sanctuary, Lancaster

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2016, Tuesday 8 March, we are showcasing a range of short films from a recently uncovered and newly-digitised collection of films by female amateur filmmakers at 10.45, 11.30 and 12.15.  These will be followed by Suffragette (2015) at 6.30pm in The Sanctuary at Lancaster library.

Art events at Oxheys Mill Studios

Celebrate #IWD at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston for a series of day long activities, including an exhibition of contemporary art, curated by International artist Lubaina Himid MBE , a Talk & Tour linking other contemporary art venues in the city, to include the Making Histories Visible project at the University of central Lancashire, the Birley studios and the Harris Museum & Gallery, and a Private View party 6-8pm.


Crewe Womens’ Day

This free event is celebrating and showcasing women in business, mumpreneurs and charities. For more details, visitwww.motherwellcic.com


Women’s Organisation: ‘A celebration of pioneering women’

This International Women’s Day join The Women’s Organisation for a glass of wine and raise a toast to inspirational and pioneering women in business, as part of our 20th birthday celebrations!

The event will feature an esteemed panel including Anna Heyes, founder and Managing Director of Active Profile PR agency, Executive Pro-Vice Chancellor from the University of Liverpool, and will be chaired by Pamela Ball, founder of the Liverpool branch of the Women’s Equality Party.

Find out more about this event here.

 Liverpool Museums

From talks in the International Slavery Museum to Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Museum will be shining a spotlight on the cultural and creative achievements of women through the years across a .

Celebrating Eleanor Rathbone at Blackburne House

This free to attend event will 2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the death of one of history’s most prolific humanitarian activists and long-term campaigner for women’s rights, Eleanor Rathbone.

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