NUI Galway plans week of events for International Women’s Day

Galway Daily news NUI Galway plans week of events for International Women's Day
359A8595: Pictured at the announcement of the NUI Galway and Dress for Success Dublin partnership were, from left, Professor Anne Scott, Vice-President for Equality and Diversity at NUI Galway, and Sonya Lennon, founder of Dress for Success Dublin.

NUI Galway is hosting a series of public events throughout this week to celebrate International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day takes place on Thursday, March 8, abd the university is planning a range of events promoting women in law, science and medicine, and tackling long standing issues of inequality.

It starts today as the LGBTQ+ Staff Network at NUIG is holding a public event entitled ‘Queer Women in Higher Education’.

This event aims to discuss the visibility of queer women at NUI Galway and other Higher Education Institutes by hearing first-hand stories from women on how gender and sexuality have impacted on their careers.

Tomorrow the School of law is hosting ‘Women on Supreme Courts’ at 6pm in Human Biology Building.

Current and former Supreme Court justices from around the world will discuss the role that women have played in shaping the decisions of the highest courts in the land.

On Wednesday, March 6, InnovateHer is holding an event encouraging all who work and innovate in the medtech sector to share and learn from each other.

‘NUI Galway Women in Innovation: Changing Perceptions and Inspiring Growth in Medtech’ will take place from 12:30-2pm in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn.

The university is also teaming up with charity Dress for Success Dublin to promote gender equality.

On Thursday, founder Sonya Lemmon will address up to 200 students on ‘First Steps to Success – Owning your Worth and Planning the Game Strategy.

Students will learn how to develop their personal brand, understand their worth and optimise their career from the very beginning in the Human Biology Building.

That same day Sonya will take part in a roundtable discussion Equality in the Work Place along with Dr Michelle Millar, Head of School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway, and Mr Mark Butler, Executive Vice President of European Operations at Merit Medical.

And capping off the week, on Friday the launch of the UWN Sheehy Skeffington Distinguished Lecture Series will take place.

The inaugural lecture “Standing up to injustice: my Sheehy Skeffington legacy”  by Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington will celebrate people who have shown the courage to call out injustice and who stood their ground against adversity.