International Women's Day
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated globally on the 8th of March every year. The SWC hold our celebratory event on the Saturday nearest to 8th March.
For over 10 years, women from throughout the country have come together to celebrate the day in the Scottish Parliament. This occasion is hugely popular. There are 380 places available and those attending enjoy lunch, hear from inspirational speakers, participate in discussions and network with women of all ages and backgrounds from throughout Scotland.
International Women’s Day 2021
The SWC International Women’s Day celebrations, held annually in the Scottish Parliament, are always a highlight in our calendar. However, we’re doing things a little differently this time around…
This International Women’s Day we’re going digital, with the event moving to an online platform. Whilst we can’t bring women together in our usual way at the Scottish Parliament, this gives us the opportunity to have more attendees than ever before!
This online interactive event will take place on International Women's Day, Monday 8th March 2021, from 6pm – 8pm and will be chaired by Linda Fabiani MSP, Deputy Presiding Officer.
Attendees will hear from a range of contributors and key speakers who will discuss their experiences over the past year and their hopes for what a post-COVID Scotland will look like for women. This will be followed by an interactive question and answer session.
To commemorate the tireless and heroic efforts of our key workers over the past months, our chosen theme is “Celebrating Women in Scotland”. We want to highlight the amazing work done by women in all walks of life during this pandemic. If you would like to nominate an amazing woman then please send us an email at email@example.com. We will showcase these women in the run up to the event and on the evening.
Email, or private message us on social media, a photograph along with the woman’s name and a brief outline of her achievements. We will showcase as many of these nominations as possible on our social media platforms from January until International Women’s Day in March.
Please forward your nomination as soon as possible to ensure that it is included in the event. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the latest nominations that we've showcased on our platforms so far below!
International Women's Day 2020: Souvenir Brochure
International Women's Day 2020: Extra Content
Speech: Margaret Lance - Waverley Care
International Women's Day 2020: Gallery
International Women's Day 2019: Souvenir Brochure
Click here to read our IWD 2019 Brochure, with coverage of the day, our speakers, our team and our sponsors.
International Women's Day 2019: Gallery
International Women's Day 2018: Gallery
International Women’s Day 2017: Gallery