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UCC celebrates IWD 2024

7 Mar 2024
International Women's Day 2024

Across the UCC community, International Women's Day is being marked for 2024.

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(all March 8 unless otherwise stated)

Decorative Image  Athen SWAN President's Symposium and Carers Exhibition Launch

On Thursday 29th February morning in the Dora Allman Room for the 2024 Athena Swan President’s Symposium which this year focussed on care and caring. This symposium forms part of a series of ‘Conversations about Caring,’ facilitated by the EDI Unit. Following the symposium was the launch of an exhibition on care.The exhibition, titled ‘Fostering a sense of belonging for higher education staff and students with caring responsibilities’ is an original research and art based collaboration between Professor Marie-Pierre Moreau at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and Professor Sally Campbell Galman, an independent cartoonist at the University of Massachusetts. The project aims to raise awareness of carers and the diversity and intersectionalities of their experiences, and to encourage the development of practices and policies which foster carers’ sense of belonging. The exhibition will be on display in the Hub until the 15th of March.

The Hub

Feb 29 - Mar 15

A photograph of a female naval officer at the helm  Why the World needs more Women in Leadership 

Staff are welcome to attend a special International Women’s Day Event tomorrow in University College Cork (UCC) which will feature insights from the first woman to achieve the rank of Commander in the history of the Irish Naval Service.   Roberta O’Brien will speak about how diversity in leadership is good for business and how female leadership impacts outcomes. 

Dora Allman Room, Hub 10-11 a.m.

To attend register here.  

AS Logo Inst.Charter The power of narratives in embedding gender equality through the Athena SWAN Ireland Charter: A feminist institutionalist study

To celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March), the EDI Unit are hosting a presentation from Dr. Monica O’Mullane. The presentation, titled ‘The power of narratives in embedding gender equality through the Athena SWAN Ireland Charter: A feminist institutionalist study’ will be held in the ORB255 from 11am to 12 noon on Friday the 8th March. We have allocated some time at the end of the presentation for informal networking and sharing of best practice.  This event is in-person but if you would like to join online, please contact the EDI Unit for a Teams link.

ORB 255

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

A black and white portrait image of a women from early 20th century  Women's Voices in Ireland's History 

A one- hour performance developed by Finola Doyle-O'Neill celebrating Women’s Voices in Ireland’s history, to coincide with International Women’s day on March 8th.   It was originally conceived as a means of encouraging Transition Year students to continue on to senior level with their passion for history (focusing in particular on women in Ireland’s history)-, and a cohort of these students will be present on March 8th, in Devere Hall at 11am.

De Vere Hall

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Decorative image Race Equality Network Social The Race Equality Network are hosting a lunchtime social on International Women's Day, tomorrow, in the Áine Hyland room, the Hub, from 1-2 p.m. Áine Hyland Room, 1-2 p.m.
Decorative image Inspire Inclusion In collaboration with the CUBS Societies Event Series and as part of the CUBS EDI 'Rise & Shine' Event Series, to mark International Women’s Day 2024Cork University Business School is hosting an online panel discussion to discuss this year's theme of #InspireInclusion. A wonderful line-up of guests (see details below) and moderated by the CUBS Vice-Dean for EDI, Dr. Frank Crowley. The event takes place on Friday 8th March from 1-2pm.

Online 1-2 p.m.

Register here

A photograph of the UCC women's football team in an official portrait on the pitch Ladies Gaelic Football In a significant week for Women in Sport and International Women's Day , UCC Ladies Gaelic Footballers will play their part when on Friday March 8th both our intermediate and senior panels participate in the Higher Education intervarsity's which are being held in MTU Cork.  Our intermediate team will play the Lynch Cup semi against DCU at 3pm while our senior team will play their O'Connor Cup at 1.30pm against DCU also on Friday.

1:30 & 3 p.m.

Information here

A photograph of a smiling woman The Future is Feminist: Women and Social Change in Interwar Algeria

To mark International Woman's Day, the French Department will host a discussion of Dr Sara Rahnama's new book The Future is Feminist: Women and Social Change in Interwar Algeria. Dr Rahnama will be joined by Dr Roxanne Panchasi, who is in Cork as International Visiting Fellow of the Society for French Studies, and Dr Dónal Hassett of UCC French Department.  This will be a hybrid event and will take place 15:00-16:00 in the Shtepps on March 8th. There will be tea and coffee served before the event.

The Shtepps & online

3-4 p.m.

For online attendance, register here

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit

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South Lodge, College Road, University College, Cork, T12 RXA9