University to mark International Women's Day

The University of Aberdeen will mark International Women's Day with an annual conference, set to inspire and celebrate women on Wednesday 8 March.

The fourth annual one-day conference – Inspiring Women: Inspiring Journeys –will bring key public figures to the King’s College Conference Centre to coincide with thousands of events held throughout the world to celebrate International Womens’ Day.  

The theme this year is Inspiring Journeys and delegates including staff,  students, early career researchers, members of the business community and the public will hear from inspirational pioneers drawn from a range of fields to recognise and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Speakers include Hannah Miley, Olympian and one of Scotland’s most successful international swimmers ; Professor Carron Shankland, Chair in Computing Science, University of Stirling ; Dr Fiona Pienaar, Director of Clinical Services, Place2Be; Timipre Wolo, University of Aberdeen Alumnus, African Woman of Worth 2015 and the Role Model for the Female Child 2016 ; Maysoun Odeh, founder of Nisaa FM, the award-winning All-Women Radio Station; and Dr Jennifer Warren, former Army Officer and medal winner at the Invictus Games 2016.

Caroline Inglis, University Secretary, who will open the conference, said:  “I am looking forward to welcoming our conference speakers and our delegates to this prestigious event.  Our exceptional speakers have achieved outstanding success in their respective fields and will undoubtedly inspire the next generation of women to continue on their ‘journey’ to reach the top of their chosen career”.

Further information about the Conference, including the full programme and speaker biographies, is available here


The event is open to everyone, and is free to attend.  Places can be reserved online here