For over a century, International Women’s Day has taken place on the 8th of March to celebrate women’s rights and inspire people to act in the ongoing fight for gender equality.
Organizers of International Women’s Day 2022 are asking the world to imagine a gender equal world.
A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias
Women all around the world struggle around the world due to bias, whether its unconsciously or not. So for this International Women’s Day, cross your arms in solidarity and strike the International Women’s Day 2022 pose.
Together we can break the bias in our day to day life, together we can break the bias in our workplaces, together we can break the bias in our communities, together we can break the bias in our schools and together we can break the bias for all Women.
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Today I wanted to share with you a few of our fantastic female speakers who speak on a range of topics including leadership, equality, unconscious bias, communication, health and wellbeing, inclusion, innovation, education, sales and marketing and much more..
7/7 survivor, Paralympic athlete, Inspirational and motivational speaker Martine Wright MBE , 7/7’s most injured survivor lost both legs in the Circle line bombing during the 2005 terrorist attacks on the London underground, yet she considers herself a lucky woman with a whole new life of opportunities. Martine Wright MBE has since rebuilt her life, skydived, learned to fly, become a wife, mother, captain of the British Paralympic Sitting volleyball team, Ambassador, Patron, an inspirational and motivational speaker and much more.
Multi-award winning author, mental health advocate and change agent. After nearly committing suicide at the age of 18, Hayley realised how mental health issues are increasingly affecting millennials and she was passionate to do something about it. Hayley has now spoken to over 40,000 people sharing her story, life lessons, and strategies on well-being, inclusion and resilience. Hayley published her first book “The ABCs To Student Success ” teaching young people life lessons and strategies on how to sustain a healthy mental wellbeing after facing different trials and tribulations. Hayley’s story is one you will never forget. She is a voice to the voiceless and hope to the hopeless.
Alison Edgar MBE
Alison Edgar MBE also known as “The Entrepreneur’s Godmother” to a plethora of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, brings a matchless amalgamation of outside of the box thinking, insight, and knowledge to the world of professional development. As a speaker, Alison’s magnitude of experience working with top clients across a wide range of sectors gives her the ability to connect with audiences of all backgrounds, through relatable anecdotes and personal stories. From growing up in a high-rise flat in Clydebank, Scotland and struggling with un-diagnosed dyslexia, she has gone on to write an International #1 Best Seller and WHSmith top 10 business book.
Debra Searle MVO, MBE
Professional Adventurer, Entrepreneur, Gender Balance Advocate and Inspirational Speaker. Debra first hit the headlines when she set out to row across the Atlantic with her husband. Unfortunately he had to be rescued so Debra, a novice rower, continued alone and rowed 3300 miles from Tenerife to Barbados. It should have taken them six weeks but, to achieve her goal, Debra ended up spending 3 ½ months at sea alone and unsupported, encountering 30′ waves, sharks, and force 8 squalls in her 23 foot plywood boat. Since returning from this adventure, Debra has gone on to undertake solo & team expeditions across the globe.
Former Combat helicopter pilot and Keynote speaker. Helping leaders to perform and thrive “under fire”. Sarah’s experiences as a combat operational commander, 20 years as an RAF helicopter pilot, mother and mindfulness coach has led her to develop her own unique Healthy Automatic Behaviours In Threatening Scenarios (H.A.B.I.TS.) Formula – a way to train the mind to be a Jedi master under pressure and accomplish zen like levels of self-belief and inner calm. Sarah used to battle with who she was on a daily basis, until she discovered the secrets that changed her life. Sarah will share those secrets with you so know EXACTLY what you need to do to face your worst fears and come back happier and stronger.
Liza Pavlakos is a successful entrepreneur and a powerful speaker who has inspired over 100,000 audiences across six continents. Founder of Positive Breakthroughs, she is a qualified psychotherapist and transformational executive coach empowering others to succeed in the face of adversity. Liza is best known as an inspirational force for leadership, team building, and performance. Her heartfelt keynotes have led Liza to be recognised as Top 10 Female Speakers in the World for 2020. She has also been recognized as a thought leader in empowerment on CNN and other media outlets around the world.
Anj Handa is the Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers, an inclusive community of changemakers who stand for fairness and safety for women. Named as one of Grant Thornton’s 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy in 2018, described by i-news as ‘a bloody brilliant woman’ and winner of the AFSA Positive Action Award, Anj was recently recognised in Forbes as one of the ‘10 Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazers You Need to Get Familiar With’. A Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, Commerce and Manufactures, Anj is an independent Governor of Leeds Arts University and Chair of the Board of Freedom Studios – as such, she belongs to only 1% of black and brown women holding such Governance roles in the UK.
Equity Educator, Founder of Pride in Education & Stonewall’s Lesbian Role Model of the Year 2020. Inspirational Equity and Belonging Consultant and Speaker. As an Award winning Equity Educator, Laila has been promoting greater acceptance, inclusion and equity for marginalised groups for three decades. As an inspirational speaker, Laïla combines personal experience as an Arab lesbian, with industry-leading strategies to champion more inclusive teams and environments. As an educator, Laïla paints a vision of the benefits of eradicating discrimination, and then gives audiences the practical tools to action such change, with long-lasting positive results. Laïla provides a safe and non judgmental space to facilitate learning and growth.
Courageous leadership, staff and pupil wellbeing and why it’s so important. Alison has worked in several schools, led two schools and has experienced all the education-related challenges and joys you can imagine. Alison set up a new school, turned around a failing school, supported a range of schools and educators and worked to transform the lives of thousands of children. In 2008 Alison was asked to go to the Local Authority-managed Northwold School in Hackney to act as Executive Headteacher before a visit from Government school inspectors. The school was failing and had a high turnaround of leaders and teachers; with staffing attendance at just 64%. Thanks to the hard work of Alison and her team, the school grew from failing in the bottom 1% of schools to a highly successful school in the top 0.1%.
Polar adventurer, three times Guinness World Record holder, mountain climber, marathon runner, author, businesswoman and just a ‘normal’ person. In 1997 Victoria, along with her mother Sue, became part of the first all-female expedition to the North Pole. Along the way they experienced temperatures of -40oC, constantly shifting ice and at one point both Sue and Victoria fell into the Arctic Ocean finding themselves in a life or death situation. The expedition tested their resilience, their ability to cope with a constantly changing environment and most of all their determination to keep on heading North no matter what.