Women in Diversity launch three inspiring events for International Women’s Day


A weekend of empowering online events featuring an array of inspirational Bedford women will take place from 6 – 8 March in celebration of International Women’s Day.

The virtual events – billed as ‘a weekend of togetherness, laughter, discussion and celebration’ – have been organised by Legacy Of Windrush Descendants, Stand Up To Racism, Pursuit Of Happiness, Upenyu Nerwamagwana, Samson Academy and Black Voice Letchworth.

Tickets are free and can be booked at Eventbrite.

Online Coffee Morning
Saturday, 6 March @ 10.30am

What better way to kick things off than with a coffee and a catch-up?

After introductions, there will be an opportunity to share stories of inspiration and accomplishment. All you need to do is register, bring yourselves and your morning brew.

Defining Our Beauty
Sunday, 7 March @ 7pm

On 7 March the discussion revolves around beauty. How should we define beauty? What dictates beauty standards in 2021? Plus at the end, there will be a beauty Q&A – for all skin types.

The Woman In Me
Monday, 8 March @ 7pm

To bring the festivities to a close, there’s a star-studded line up of Bedfordshire born and bred talent.

Comedian Zoe Lyons, Judge Barbara Mensah, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Susan Lousada, and opera diva, Alison Buchanan, join the ‘Woman In Me’ panel discussion.

This is a chance to celebrate who you are as a woman and nod to all those who inspire you.

Accompanying the line-up are Linda Jack, Anita Powell, Jo Hudson-lett, Cynthia Stuart, Lara Weeraserie and Glenor Roberts plus live performances.

Co-organiser and founder of Legacy of Windrush Descendants, Pauline Stepney, said: “Women equate for over 50% of the world-wide population. However, our voices are very rarely heard and that is no matter from what walk of life we come from.

“The organisations involved have enjoyed working together and look forward to working with more like-minded organisations; we have the unspoken support of womanhood.”

The three inspiring and thought-provoking events have been designed to be enjoyed virtually, but there will be opportunities to connect and network with like-minded souls.

Tickets can be booked here.

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