International Women's Day

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.

This years International Women’s Day 2023 campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity


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 #EmbraceEquity.

Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity.

Give equity a huge embrace and strike the official #EmbraceEquity pose on your social medias to show your support for women!


Looking to book Inspirational Women Speaker's for International Women's Day?

Today I wanted to share with you a just some of our many fantastic female speakers who speak on a range of topics including leadership, equality, unconscious bias, communication, health and wellbeing, inclusion, innovation, education, sales & 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.

Equity Educator, Founder of Pride in Education & Stonewall’s Lesbian Role Model of the Year 2020. Inspirational Equity and Belonging Consultant and Speaker.
Award winning Equity Educator Laïla El-Métoui 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. 
From the athletics track to the Boardroom, Donna has over 20 years’ experience as international athlete, a successful businesswoman and is a breast cancer survivor.
Her journey within these spheres has inspired her to share her story which coupled with her warm and charismatic style captivate diverse audiences from a young aspiring athlete to a CEO who is driving for organisational success to ‘believe and achieve’. Her stories are filled with drive, resilience and compassion and she has the ability to tailor make her speeches to highlight key messages to suit the client.
Well known actress and CEO of SEED Eating Disorder Support Services, Expert in eating disorders and talks on mental health, bullying and the motivation to overcome and succeed.
Having conquered anorexia, from which she suffered for many years, Gemma Oaten also has personal expertise in mental health issues and bullying. Gemma regularly speaks to audiences around the UK about not only being a survivor and advocate of what it is to really, nearly lose it all, but what it was like to get back to full health and fulfil her dreams.
Future of Leadership expert, Blaire Palmer, draws on more than 20 years’ experience challenging, provoking and guiding senior leaders as they try to figure out how their people and their organisations can thrive in these fast-changing times.
Blaire draws on her real experiences working with businesses across industry sectors and present a new kind of leadership based on authentic human connection, trust, empowerment and continual innovation. She shares practical tips that mean audiences can start collaborating with each other more enthusiastically, support their teams to solve gritty problems, create safe spaces where people can speak up and speak out, and feel inspired and energised about the future.
CEO and Founder of AVision for Empowerment CIC, Inspirational TEDx and Keynote Speaker, Master Transformational Coach and Humanitarian.
Avril Grant’s robust belief in the potential of all people and in the importance of self belief also has led her to work with school and community groups, the unemployed and even those well along in their careers who want to get greater satisfaction out of their working lives.

Angela Browne is a former education leader, director of a coaching and consultancy company and founder of ‘Havn’ (Danish for ‘Harbour’) an online space for women.

Angela provides transformational leadership coaching, personal development programmes and luminary diversity equity and inclusion consulting to organisations desiring deep and sustainable change. Angela is an outstanding system leader. Her articulation of the challenges and opportunities that school communities experience is second to none and her ability to present and communicate to a very wide audience is utterly inspiring.

Writer, speaker, comedian, broadcaster & photographer. LGBT & mental health campaigner. Hon Doctor of Letters. RAF veteran. Self harm and suicide survivor. 13th most influential figure in Brighton, apparently… oh, and transgender.
Dr Sophie Cook became the first transgender woman to work in football’s Premier League as club photographer for AFC Bournemouth following her transition from Steve to Sophie in the summer of 2015. Sophie discusses the fear of change and how we can reframe our experience of fear to enable us to reach our potential, lessons she learnt on the painful road through loss to her ultimate redemption.
Aliénor Salmon was working as a happiness researcher at the UN, until she realised that she was unhappy, and decided to leave everything behind to dance around the world.
Her decision to leave her dream job as a happiness researcher at the UN to dance around the world was based on her conviction that if we want to have an impact, we can’t just talk or write about happiness – we need to embody it and actually BE happiness. Aliénor’s mission is to help other lead happier lives, happier work, happier schools and a happier world.
An acclaimed and respected speaker, in both educational and corporate settings, Michelle’s zest for life fills the room when she speaks about ‘high performance’ and ‘winning in life’.
Over the last 20 years, Michelle’s passion for ‘unlocking the potential of her clients’ has seen her successfully work with many celebrities and corporate companies. She revels in creating a climate of change, to dream big and to achieve beyond your expectations.
Barjis Chohan is a pioneer in modest fashion, a social entrepreneur and a professional keynote speaker.
Barjis supports teams to bring their authentic self to work. She helps you to maintain your ethos whilst growing your business, Shows us how to use creativity and innovative strategies to remain relevant and add a competitive edge. She teaches you cultural nuances to create an inclusive work culture. She lights the stage with her stories, failures and challenges to help us to dream big. Captivating the audience to reset their lives, take risks, dream bigger and come out motivated to conquer the world.
Extraordinary female adventurer, British SAS Special Forces – decision making, teamwork and risk management.
Rachel Colenso is one of the most extraordinary female adventurers in the world and was a ‘Super Human’ finalist in the UK Channel 4 television series. As one of only four women in the world to go through the rigorous British SAS Special Forces selection process, Rachel Colenso is adept at winning over audiences and inspiring groups to go beyond their limits.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain’s greatest Paralympic athlete. She competed in five Paralympic Games, winning 11 Gold Medals, and won the London Wheelchair Marathon a total of six times. She is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation.
In everything that Tanni does her lively personality and down to earth humour shines through. Only she could divulge behind the scenes stories from the Olympics and give an insight into the somewhat archaic goings on at the House of Lords!

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