International Women’s Day 2021
8th March 2021
Event date: 8th March 2021
On Monday 8th March 2021, Surrey Chambers of Commerce presented our first virtual International Women’s Day event. We were joined by 40 different Surrey Businesses, and 4 incredible female speakers: Yejide Akiode, CEO of Eduspace Limited, Erika Brodnock, Founder of Karisma Kidz, Raj Kumari-Byford, Director of The Food Share and 1TCA and Frances Rutter, Principal and Chief Executive of Nescot College
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March. This day gives an opportunity to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. IWD aims to highlight the importance of creating conditions for the elimination of discrimination against women and for their full and equal participation in social development. Usually we would host a lunch, with a panel of fabulous speakers. This year things are a little different, but we aim to bring you a wonderful virtual event.
Everyone is welcome to attend this event to celebrate not only this year’s theme, but also celebrate the fabulous women of lockdown. We will be having a wonderful range of speakers speaking about their experiences of gender equality in the education sector, and what more can be done.
14:10: Event sponsor invited to speak
14:15: Yejide Akiode, CEO of Eduspace Limited
14:30: Erika Brodnock, Founder of Karisma Kidz
14:45: Split into break-out rooms for networking
15:00: Raj Kumari-Byford, Director of The Food Share and 1TCA
15:15: Frances Rutter, Principal and Chief Executive of Nescot College