Celebrate International Women’s Day in Bankside

  • Date Friday, 16 February 2024

Celebrate International Women’s Day in Bankside

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Rachel Nicholson

Join Better Bankside and other local organisations to celebrate International Women’s Day this March, with a programme of events and activities to celebrate and elevate women to help forge a better, more inclusive neighbourhood where everyone can thrive.

Events planned include a walking tour to learn about the inspiring women of Bankside’s past, opportunities to connect with women who work in Bankside now, and foster supportive environments for all women.

Monday 4 March – Lunch and Learn: Demystifying Menopause

Join this online lunch and learn with Emma Thomas, Founder of Managing the Menopause, which is for everyone, no matter what age or stage of life.  Emma will help you understand how to navigate not just the symptoms and ways to manage them, but also how menopause can impact you in a work context and what support employers can provide to help you navigate this stage of your life.

Tuesday 5 March – Walking Tour: Bankside’s Inspiring Women

Katie Wignall, Blue Badge Tourist Guide and Founder of Look Up London will lead you through the backstreets and hidden gardens of Bankside to reveal the exciting, inspiring and courageous women of Bankside, from well-known social pioneers like Octavia Hill and famous writers such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, to unsung heroines Alice Ayres and Janet Johnson.

Wednesday 6 March – Bankside Women’s Network: How to build your confidence

Join the Bankside Women’s Network at this breakfast networking event with a difference.  Genelle Aldred, a communications consultant, will help you learn how to build your confidence and communicate in a way that will help you overcome “tall poppy syndrome” and celebrate your strengths and purpose.  There will also be plenty of time to get to know other women who work in Bankside and forge new connections.

Saturday 9 March – International Women’s Day Festival at The Bridge

Move, create and unite to celebrate and amplify the voices of all women at local charity The Bridge’s International Women’s Day Festival. There is a packed programme of free creative workshops and fitness classes to inspire inclusion in women’s health and wellbeing and spark important conversations about women’s health inequalities in our community.


To become a member of the Bankside Women’s Network, you can join via the group’s LinkedIn page or get in touch with Rachel Nicholson to be added to the group’s mailing list.

If your organisation is planning an event to celebrate International Women’s Day that is open to anyone who lives or works in Bankside, please contact Rachel Nicholson, Responsible Business and Inclusion Manager at Better Bankside to share details and spread the word.