Four days of free, empowering events to mark International Women’s Day #ForaHer
International Women’s Day is upon us but what’s better than a whole day dedicated to celebrating women? A jam-packed week of inspiring and informative events that celebrate female achievement and asks what it means to be a woman in 2019, both within and beyond the office.
Hosted by Fora, the premium flexible workspace provider, each of the events is held across Fora’s portfolio of ‘pro-working’ spaces in and around London. The schedule of events begins 5th March and comprises of workshops, exhibitions, podcast recordings, talks and networking events with two headline panel discussions presented by We Love Print and BALANCE.
Committed to supporting women and addressing the gender balance in the workplace, co-founder of Fora, Katrina Larkin said: “Celebrating International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to capture a moment in the annual calendar that celebrates female achievements, but we would do this for any group that we felt was underrepresented in the workplace. Thankfully, Fora is in a position to provide a platform for our network of residents and external communities, giving a voice to the many organisations that are committed to supporting gender balance”.
SO, WHAT’S ON?
TUESDAY 5 MARCH
Film and TV: Where Are the Women? – A Thinkin presented by Tortoise Media, 5:30pm at Borough, London
A ThinkIn presented by Tortoise Media with panellists including Amanda Nevill, CEO of BFI. The Thinkin will focus on Captain Marvel – the $150m blockbuster and first Marvel movie to star a woman in the title role. Female-focused films and TV shows are storming ahead but scratch the surface and women represent only 15 per cent of writers and four per cent of directors. James Harding’s Tortoise, the new slow newsroom, asks; ‘can the industry really change when women aren’t the ones making the movies’?
WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH
We Love International Women’s Day – Presented by We Love Print, 6:00pm at Dallington Street, Clerkenwell
The first headline panel, ‘We love International Women’s Day’, will bring together acclaimed female magazine editors including Wase Aguele of Roundtable Journal, Rhona Ezuma from Thiiird magazine and Lily Mercer of Viper Magazine, who will reflect on their experiences of the magazine publishing world.
THURSDAY 7 MARCH
Feminism in the 21st Century – Presented by Her Story Matters, 12:00pm at Borough, London
Hosted by Harriet Khataba with panellists including Markella Papadouli, Andy Edwards, Feranak Amidi and Louise Burfitt-Dons, this panel explores how the different interpretations of feminism in society have potentially given rise to a greater divide between men and women.
#FORAFOUNDERS Balance for Better – Presented by F =, 6:00pm at Borough, London
Business network F = presents ‘#FORAFOUNDERS – Balance for Better’. F = founder Danielle Newnham and panellists including Poorna Bell, Jo Wimble-Groves and Ruth Cooper-Dickson discuss ‘having it all’, balancing the highs and lows, and looking out for mental wellbeing along the way.
FRIDAY 8 MARCH
Will Feminism Change the Face of Wellness – Presented by BALANCE, 1:00pm at Central Street, Clerkenwell
The second headline discussion, ‘Will Feminism Change the Face of Wellness?’, taking place on International Women’s Day is presented by BALANCE and will explore the depiction of wellness in modern society and whether ‘wellness is alienating women and eroding self-confidence instead of building it’?
The Label of ‘Women’- Presented by Soho Radio, 6:00pm at Borough, London
The week culminates with ‘The Label of ‘Women’ discussion hosted by Soho Radio. Simone Marie, radio presenter and bass player for Primal Scream, leads the talk on the aggravating label of ‘women’. Why is it that if you’re succeeding at a job, project, or passion, you’re branded with the additional label of ‘women in the industry’?