International Women’s Day event

 – Save the date: 8 March 2024 –

The Importance of International Women's Day: 'Gender equality worldwide is  nowhere to be found' - Leiden University

Dear colleagues,

I am very pleased to invite you to celebrate International Women’s Day with us. What is working well, and what’s next?

This event will take place on Friday 8 March 2024, 15:00 – 17:00 hrs.

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year around the world on March 8. It is an important day in the women’s rights movement and highlights the importance of women’s rights.

During this meeting we reflect on what the university has achieved with regard to an inclusive gender policy, its challenges and implications and the next steps on what else is needed to bring structural change. What can we learn from the different experiences of female colleagues? What does it take to be in a leadership position? What are the expectations and the obstacles in pursuing a career in universities today?

Together with the president of the Executive Board, Professor and Dean Sarah de Rijcke and Executive Director Faculty of Humanities Saskia Goedhard, I would like to cordially invite you to join the conversation on these questions, have the opportunity to connect, reflect, listen and share personal experiences and most importantly; discuss the next steps create a more inclusive community where all women belong. An informal gathering where female staff members of all ranks are invited, the meeting is aimed to foster connection and contribute to the forming of networks of solidarity and support within the university.

Register here!

Are you already marking March 8th in your calendar? See you then!

Best wishes,

Annetje Ottow

President of the Executive Board, Leiden University

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