International Women’s Day 2020 – #BreakTheBias

VoiceFM has joined several local businesses and organisations in making a stand for gender equality by taking part in the #BreakTheBias campaign – ran in Southampton by Yellow Door.

To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, local businesses and charities are sharing messages on how they will help forge women’s equality and break the gender bias in Southampton.

VoiceFM has committed to be a platform for local female artists and a voice for the women in our community.

Holly, Volunteer and Involvement Officer at Yellow Door, said about this campaign: “We want individuals and local organisations to be involved and share what they can do to break the bias and make the world a better place for women and girls”

“It's always important to celebrate International Women’s Day. We need to recognise the outstanding work that women and female identifying people do to contribute to our society”

“We do such great work in the community but it's just nice to have people come together for one day and celebrate women because we are amazing!”

International Women’s Day is being marked across the city with several free events:

International Women’s Day Fair – Taking place at Southampton Central Library, expect a fun and interactive experience with many stands on show and special sessions throughout the day. A range of businesses, organisations and charities will be offering advice and guidance, as well as showcasing the services they provide to local women (Event time: 12:00 – 16:00)

Inspirational Women Artists Exhibition Closing Event – Your last chance to see the collection of empowering and thought-provoking works submitted by artists both nationally and internationally at God’s House Tower. Sound artist and composer Emily Peasgood will also be talking at the event, sharing her experiences as a female artist and discussing her upcoming exhibition at God’s House Tower this March. (Event time: from 18:00)

Reclaim Our Streets – Join the conversation at Mettricks Guildhall, where a live panel will be discussing experiences and perspectives of women’s safety. (Event time: starting at 19:30)

Southampton's Inspiring Women: Hosted by the University of Southampton. During this webinar, three influential women will share how they’ve overcome barriers and how they now support women at the start and end of their careers (Event time: 18:00 – 19:00)