Brent International Women's Day





Brent International Women's Day

Join Brent for a series of virtual events to celebrate International Women's Day 2021.

The theme for this year's International Women's Day is ‘Choose to Challenge’. Gender equality affects us all. Join our celebration and make International Women’s Day your day! This year, we’re taking our event online and will be hosting a week of lunchtime events to celebrate International Women’s Day. Find out more below:

Everyone is welcome – all genders, all ages, and all communities together! Sign up for your FREE ticket.

Monday 8th March 2021 | 12pm-1pm: Panel Discussion with Inspirational Women.

  • Cllr Shama Tatler: Fryent Ward Labour Councillor and Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning at Brent Council.
  • Nequela Whittaker: Global Thinking Project Manager for the Young Brent Foundation.
  • Muriam Mateen: Brent Foster Carer. Muriam took up fostering in 2017 and is a loving, strong and very creative mother of two who is dedicating her life to looking after her family and local vulnerable children.
  • Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu: The UK's first sickle cell and thalassaemia specialist nurse, author and professor.
  • Ellah P Wakatama OBE: Publisher, Chair of the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing.
  • Shrabani Basu: Journalist and Sunday Times best-selling author. Her books include the critically acclaimed For King and Another Country; Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-18, Victoria & Abdul and more!

Starting Monday 8th March 2021 – Gender Matters Training for Professionals

The panel event described above will also feature in the second edition of Global Thinking’s Gender Matters training, which is hosted in partnership with Brent Council. This three-day training, staring on the 8th of March, will bring together youth workers, professionals and practitioners to explore gender equality and address gender-based violence affecting young people. Find out more here. If you would like to take part in this training, please complete the online registration form by Thursday 4th March. (Please note that you cannot sign up for this training via Eventbrite – you must complete the online form.)

Brent International Women's Day FAQ's

  1. Are these events free?


  2. Who are these events for?

    Everyone - all ages, genders and communities are welcome.

  3. How do I access these events?

    Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, these sessions are being held virtually. A link to join the events will be sent to those who have registered.