Women's Day

International Women's Day

#BreakTheBias - International Women's Day 2022 theme

Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.
Are you in? Will you actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping each time you see it?
Will you help break the bias
Cross your arms to show solidarity.
Strike the IWD 2022 pose and share your #BreakTheBias image, video, resources, presentation or articles on social media using #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias to encourage further people to commit to helping forge an 

Please see our inspirational profiles links of amazing women working in all sections of society including more info on Stephanie Ijeoma Ladele Founder of the Environmental Conflict Mediation & Women Development Initiative, in Nigeria, plus many more.

Join Us to celebrate Talk and embrace that fact that at Capel we are breaking the Bias, 

You are All Invited

8th March 2022 International Women’s Day Celebration

 Join us to celebrate, that at Capel, we are coming together to Break the Bias

Enfield: 11:30 – 2pm - Room: A1 and A2

Mottingham: 12 – 2pm

Gunnesbury: 11:30 – 2pm - Common room area

 Crystal Palace: 9th March: 12 – 2pm

Join us for Afternoon Tea and Sandwiches

We are asking for help – please add to the feast by bringing in your bakes.

Drop these at student services the on the 7th of March or Morning of the 8th. (Or for CP – 8th and 9th March)

Its not just for Ladies: We can only break barriers and create equality when we work together to gain an equal world.

Keep an eye out for our guest speaker. 

Come and join the celebration:

Add to our tree of inspiration, write a letter to your female hero, learn about women through the ages, share your thoughts and stories over tea and cake, have fun in the video booth telling us how you will break the bias.

March is also Ovarian Cancer Month - please donate if you can. 

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/                                                      https://ovarian.org.uk/march-ovarian-cancer-awareness-month/


My Story: A small insight into being a single Mum

In 2002, I became a single mum of two. My son and daughter have now grown into beautiful adults and I am proud to say, I think I have done a damn good job. It has not been easy but it has certainly been a life experience, and made me a stronger and independent person.

I have been their doctor, teacher, nurse, maid, cook, referee, heroine, provider, protector and, at times, Superwoman, and have worn my cape proudly. So I would like to give a big shout out to all the single mums out there and say 'keep going and stay strong'.

My GranThese are Jaimie's Inspirational women

 From left my Cousin Vicky, My Aunty Lynne, My Granny, (My uncle, also a great inspiration- and a great example of a man who fully supports a gender equal world) That's me, and My Mum.

Whilst all the women in my life are an inspiration to me, really my tribute is to my Gran - our founder - a women who, in many ways, was ahead of her time as she wanted to be a journalist.

However, at the time that she was born, 1918 in Lancashire, it was not an expected route for a women, and so this was something she did not achieve. She achieved great things in her life anyway and was an entrepreneur way before that was even a 'thing'.

She raised four children and raised them to know that they could reach for the stars. She encouraged us to be free thinkers and to know that we may not walk through our life following a path that people expect of us, but that we could choose to walk the path that was right for us, even if it meant defying conventions. We all try to live by this lesson.

Mia and jess from foundation learning dress up for International Women's DayPlease Get Involved

Can you add to our ‘international women’s day hall of inspiration’? please tell us who your inspirational woman is, it could be someone well known or it could be an unsung hero, perhaps female who is a relative, friend or someone you know in your everyday life that you would like to celebrate.

Tell us why you are inspired by them, what they do, and perhaps a little about their journey. You can send these in any form you like – we welcome videos, photos, PowerPoints or even links to the person you would like to celebrate.

Please send these to jaimie.squillino@capel.ac.uk and we will make a display of these on Moodle student Information.

A bit of IWD fun

Feel like dressing up as the person who inspired you? If you are in college, come in dressed as your inspiring women, if you are home working, send us a picture to accompany your information.

Jess and Mia dressed up to celebrate their favourite Women in history.

Mia chose Mary Poppins because she represents someone who is kind, caring and strong. Jess chose Florence Nightingale because she was extremely career focused and gave up her life to care for others.

Please check out Leanne Estell's presentation about her inspirational women

British Dyslexia Association - Celebrating International Women's Day


National Public Radio (NPR) - 7 Gutsy Women To Know For International Women's Day

Consumer News & Business Channel (CNBC) - Apple, Absolut Vodka and Reebok: What brands are doing for International Women’s Day

International Women's Day PowerPoint by Leanne Estall

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