International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first March 8 IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom's Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women equality. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific. Make IWD your day - everyday!
Carlisle Branch members are very excited about their forthcoming conference on Thursday 19th April 2018, which includes three fascinating women all with links to Cumbria talking on the theme of 'Chaos'.
115 of the 120 tickets have now been sold so do book soon if you would like to attend.
Registration will be between 10.00 & 10.30am and the conference will close at approximately 4.00pm.
The cost is £30.00, which includes a delicious buffet lunch. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.
The 2018 conference - Nature versus Human Innovation - will take place between the 22nd and 24th June in Chester.
Come and join us for stimulating talks and discussion, exciting wraparound events and lively workshops.
The Conference is for all members of NWR: women from all over the country will be joining us in the beautiful city of Chester; why not stay an extra few days and explore the area?
Please go to www.eventstop.co.uk/event/892/nwrconf2018 to find out more about the conference agenda and to book your tickets.
Wow – what can I say, thank you so much to everyone who put their name forward for our Eggheads team. We had over 50 NWR members who were ready to take on the smartest team on television (you’re a braver bunch than me!), with many more of you getting in touch to say what a good idea you thought it was to try and get a team together.
Names were pulled out of a hat to choose the team as we were so short of time and we have now put the application in to Eggheads and are waiting for the producers to get back to us to say whether we have got through to the next stage.
We got some great suggestions for team names, but the most popular suggestion was ‘Lively Minded Women’ which sums you all up perfectly, so that is the one we submitted.
I’ll keep you informed on what happens next and let you know the team members once we have finalised details. Thank you everyone who got invoved.