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
This International Women’s Day 2021 went digital, with the event moving to an online platform. Whilst we couldn't bring women together in our usual way at the Scottish Parliament, this gave the SWC the opportunity to have more attendees than ever before!
This online interactive event took place on International Women's Day, Monday 8th March 2021, from 6pm – 8pm, chaired by Linda Fabiani MSP, Deputy Presiding Officer.
Attendees heard from a range of contributors and key speakers who discussed their experiences over the past year and their hopes for what a post-COVID Scotland will look like for women. This was 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 for IWD 2021 was “Celebrating Women in Scotland”. We wanted to highlight the amazing work done by women in all walks of life during COVID-19.
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