International Women's Day is a global event celebrating all achievements of women. The day also is a call to action for gender parity and is marked every year on 8 March.
The theme for this year's International Women’s Day is: ‘Women in Leadership: achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world’. This theme celebrates the efforts by women around the world in helping to shape a more equal future.
The tagline for this year's event is #ChooseToChallenge.
At Ustinov College we present sixteen interviews with inspirational women as part of our 'Ustinov meets' series. All sixteen interviews are student-led and feature inspirational women from a range of sectors in public life, including public service, the emergency services, health, higher education, music, the arts, research, media, and publishing.
Interview videos will be released throughout the day on Monday 8 March, so if a video is not yet available, please do check back later.
International Women's Day 2021 Ustinov meets inspirational women brochure
Dr Margaret Busby
Publisher. editor, broadcaster and Chair of the Booker prize 2020
Grammy Award winning cellist and member of The Eroica Trio
Sue Snowdon, Lord-Lieutenant
Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham
Chief Constable Jo Farrell
Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary
Prof Jacqui Ramagge
Executive Dean (Science)
Prof Charlotte Clarke
Executive Dean (Social Science and Health)
Prof Janet Stewart
Executive Dean (Arts and Humanities)
Dr Ruvandhi Nathavitharana
Infectious diseases Physician & Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard University
Novelist & former magazine editor
Prof Wendy Powers
Principal of University College & Associate Vice-Provost (Education)
Dr Pippa Whitehouse
Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Dr Nina Griffiths
Director of Operations
Prof Harriet Bulkeley
Professor of Human Geography, Department of Geography
Curator of Western Art
GCR President, Ustinov College
Prof Harriet Hawkins
Professor of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London