International Women's Day 2021

International Women's Day takes place annually on 8 March. The day is supported globally by industry, governments, educational institutions, community groups, professional associations, women's networks, charities, the media and more.

IWD provides an important moment to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and is a call to action for equality and gender parity, raising awareness against all bias.

#ChooseToChallenge - the Careers Service is marking #IWD2021 by showcasing some of the highlights from our 2020/21 calendar, along with selected resources.

We hope you enjoy our picks!

Our recorded events

Toluwa Oyeleye, TEDx speaker and wellbeing coach: Plant your feet in purpose from February 2021, part of our ‘Your Graduate Future’ week

Becky Dyson, Aber graduate (Agriculture) and Graduate Surveyor at Dalcour Maclaren, from October 2020

Anna Bowler, Aber graduate (Geography) and Digital Marketer/Entrepreneur, from November 2020

Eleanor Hynes, The Value of Volunteering from November 2020

External events & other resources

International Women’s Day Takeover 2021 Aberystwyth University & Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Where Women Work careers platform

Women in Work: get career inspired Live webinar, 8 March

IWD 2021 Flagship event: Women@Indeed Live webinar, 8 March

Women in Industry Panel discussion hosted by Cardiff Metropolitan University, 8 March

Breaking Barriers Series of panel discussions and motivational talks hosted by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 8 March

Women in Geospatial+ Live webinar, 8 March

WriteMentor: Meet women in children’s publishing Twitter chat, 8 March

Women Leading on Green Live webinar, 11 March

Ditching imposter syndrome Live webinar, 12 March

International Women’s Day with Google Students Live virtual event, 15-16 March (register by 11.59pm CET on 7 March)

Have a look at the IWD website for a huge range of other events, resources and ways to get involved in #IWD2021.

If you would like to talk through your career options and ideas with one of our Careers Consultants, please book a 1:1 appointment via our online portal, ABERcareers, or email