01 Mar, 2022

8th March is International Women's Day!

The theme for IWD 2022 “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, sets the tone for a global conversation on issues facing women in assuming leadership positions in higher education and breaking the bias for a gender equal world.

Here are IWD events you should attend if you are interested in African Higher education, gender equality and Women in STEM.

Women in Leadership in Higher Education: Global and Regional Perspectives

International Association of Universities (IAU), The European Women Rectors Association (EWORA) and Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA) are hosting a webinar on female leadership in higher education, focusing on gender sensitive institutional structures and policies. The partners bring together insights from policymakers, educators, female leaders, funders and other stakeholders. 

Register to attend here: 

Gender Inequality in Higher Education Institutions in Africa

Join the Women in Higher Education Network (WoHEN), and the Association of African Universities (AAU), in a session which will provide the platform to highlight the gender inequality in higher education institutions in Africa and discuss the best possible ways to curb the biases.

Register to attend here:

Webinar & Launch of Ladies in Data Science Training Project

The Ghana Society for Education Technology is hosting a webinar alongside a panel of women who are into STEM fields. Discussions will be centred on how to deal with the issues women face in their STEM careers and tackling bias against women.

Register to attend here: 

Gender Equality. How Global Universities are Performing

Join Times Higher Education and UNESCO IESALC to launch the report: "Gender equality. How global universities are performing". A panel of experts will share how universities are beacons of excellence in driving progress towards gender equality. 

Information and registration here

How can Education Power up a Gender Equal World? 

Celebrate IWD by joining Restless Development for a panel-style event telling the stories of Restless women, followed by a live Q&A session. The event also marks the launch of the UK Aid Match Appeal called Power Up which will support more girls in Sierra Leone and around the world to go to school, get their education and shape their own futures. 

Register to attend here:

7th Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit & Awards

Forbes Woman Africa in partnership with Mastercard invites you to the 7th Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit and Awards.  The summit will convene a powerful community of female champions, barrier-breakers, goal-diggers and visionary voices unlocking new thinking after two years dominated by economic exasperation and exclamatory marks. 

Register to attend here:


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