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This Wednesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day and the theme for IWD 2023 is #EmbraceEquity. You can visit the International Women’s Day website for more information on this global campaign. The LSESU Advice Service has gathered a list of exciting events happening both on and off campus to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, girls, non-binary, and female-identifying people across the globe.



1. “Breaking Barriers: women economists paving the way to inclusive growth”

On Wednesday, March 8th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, the International Growth Centre is hosting four women economists to share their journey, challenges and opportunities for aspiring economists who will be shaping the economic discipline of tomorrow. Visit the event page for more information.

2. “Advancing Equality: the power of academic-business collaboration and policy action”

On Wednesday, March 8th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, the Department of Social Policy is hosting an event to launch the Women in Social and Public Policy Research Hub (WISPPRH) with an open roundtable discussion as the centrepiece of the event. Visit the event page for more information.

3. “Empowered Girls, Empowered Futures”

On Thursday, March 9th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm join the Contemporary Turkish Studies and Aydin Dogan Foundation for a photo exhibition that celebrates the achievements of young female scientists, musicians, artists and athletes from every corner of Anatolia, Türkiye. Visit the event page for more information.

4. “Celebrating Women in Science and Technology”

On Thursday, March 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm join the Contemporary Turkish Studies and the European Institute for a forum that will present the achievements of prominent female researchers from Turkey and how they have contributed to science and technology in the UK. Visit the event page for more information. 



1. “WOW: Women of the World Festival”

From Friday, March 10th to Sunday, March 12th visit the Southbank Centre for a festival that brings together activists, musicians, comedians, writers and other distinguished speakers for three days of invigorating conversations, workshops and performances. You can buy a day pass or attend some of their many free events! Visit the event page for more information.

2. “The Prince’s Trust International Women’s Day Marketplace”

From Friday, March 3rd to Saturday, March 4th from 12 pm to 6 pm, the Prince’s Trust is hosting an IWD-themed marketplace at Battersea Power Station as part of the charity’s #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign, which is all about empowering women with the skills they need for work. The two-day market will feature over 15 independent businesses founded by young women who have been through the Trust’s Enterprise programme. Visit the event page for more information.

3. “International Women’s Day at the Irish Cultural Centre”

On Wednesday, March 8th starting at 7:00 pm, check out the London Irish Centre’s celebrations about the power of the spoken word and music. This year’s host is disco-pop artist Ódú, though the line-up currently also includes poet Jan Brierton. The event is free to attend. Visit the event page for more information.

4. Check out the IWD 2023 Events Calendar from womensgrid for many more events across London! They have a great list of in-person and online events that are going on throughout the week.


Blog written by Hannah Thomsen. Hannah works as an Advice Assistant in the LSESU Advice Team.



The LSESU Advice Team is based on the 3rd floor of the Saw Swee Hock Building and we provide free, independent and confidential advice to all LSE students on academic and housing matters. We also administer the Hardship Fund, the Childcare Fund and the Graduate Gown Support Fund (GGSF).

Our service is currently operating using a hybrid working pattern. We are still open and can be accessed by emailing You can also book a telephone or Zoom appointment with an adviser through Student Hub.