International Women's Day: March 2016

International Women's Day: Inspiring Women

As part of our International Women’s Day 2016 celebrations, we are pleased to be showcasing the range of successful and inspiring women that we have working, studying and supporting Swansea University both past and present.

Each week during March, 7-8 individuals will be featured.  All profiles will be viewable here.  Please come back each week to see our featured Inspiring Women.

Mary Williams Award 2016

The Mary Williams Award aims to recognise individuals for their contribution to the University’s culture and community through:

  • supporting the career development of colleagues and/or students with a particular focus on removing barriers that prevent development
  • promoting and/or providing equal opportunities for all
  • supporting the University’s equality agenda to utilise all of our talent

Click here to make a nomination for 2016.

College of Engineering

College of Engineering IWD event

International Women's Day: Celebrating Success

Wednesday 9th March, 10 - 4pm, Bay Campus Eng Central B001

10.00 - 13.45: Topical talks and workshops on current research

14.30: Nibbles and networking

14.45: Sarah Powell, Chief Executive, Sport Wales

15.00: Tracey Williamson, Associate Director, ARUP

15.15: Prof. Steve Brown, Head of College, Swansea University

College of Human and Health Sciences & Medical School

5050 by 2020 Joy Kent

A Woman’s Place in Academia and Moving forward to achieve 50/50 by 2020

Keynote speaker: Joy Kent, Chief Executive of Chwarae Teg

9th March, 12.30 - 2pm, Haldane Building (Singleton Campus)

50/50 by 2020 is a campaign by Chwarae Teg to encourage organisations to increase the number of women in decision making positions to a representative 50% by the year 2020. Swansea University has pledged their support to this campaign.

Throughout the month of March CHHS staff and students are being encouraged to support the 50/50 by 2020 campaign and therefore make a 'Pledge for Parity' by taking a selfie holding the pledge card, tweet the selfie and include @HumanandHealth @chhsathena #5050by2020 as well as pledging online at

College of Science

Science IWD poster

International Women’s Day celebrations

Friday 11th March, 12.00 - 13.30pm, Science Hub, Wallace building (Singleton Campus)

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Richard Davies will be speaking at 12.00 on 'Gender Equality in Science'. This will be followed by a panel of female scientists at 12.30. Scientists will give a brief introduction to themselves before questions are opened to the floor.

Tea and coffee and cupcake refreshments will be available. All staff and students welcome.

School of Management

International Women's Day celebration

Tuesday 8th March, 18.00 - 20.30, Atrium (Bay Campus).

The School of Management invites you to join us at an evening networking event in the Atrium on the Bay Campus. The event will bring together students, academics and local businesses in celebrating International Women's Day on 8th March. 

18:00 – 19:00 Networking: Food and Drinks

19:00 – 19:05 Introduction

19:05 – 19:20 Announcement from WI

19:20 – 19:30 Awards

19:30 – 20:30 Q&A Panel: Women in the Workplace 

There will also be live music and a fun quiz with prizes!

Further details and RSVP at EventBrite.

Academi Hywel Teifi

'Menywod Cymru' Launch

24 February, 18.00, Wallace Lecture Theatre (Singleton Campus)

It’s a pleasure for S4C and Academi Hywel Teifi to invite you the special launch of Mamwlad and new website ‘Menywod Cymru’ project. To mark the upcoming International Women’s Day, you’ll be among the first to watch a taster of the new Mamwlad series, and to hear more about the ‘Menywod Cymru’ project. We hope you can join us. Please RSVP by 18 February to or call 01792 602394.