Watch: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023

The Health and Care Women Leaders Network held an International Women's Day 2023 (IWD 2023) celebration on Wednesday 8 March.

General information

8 March 2023 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
Open to all

About the event

For this year’s celebrations the network partnered with colleagues to celebrate and highlight work underway to progress gender equality, and make a positive difference for women working in health and care.  

With a focus on the theme of #EmbraceEquity, the celebrations started with an early morning Tweet chat at 7.30 – 8.30am. We were joined by our guest panel to discuss #MovingBeyondDiversity and how we can progress towards achieving equity.

The celebrations continued with a virtual event held on Zoom from 10:00am to 12pm, where we heard from NHS Chief Executive, Amanda Pritchard; our network chair, Samantha Allen and many more. A number of organisations that are doing great work to progress gender equality and make a positive difference for women working in health and care also shared presentations.

Watch the recording of the event below

Time stamps for speaker sessions listed below

00.00 -  10.55

Welcome and introduction
Samantha Allen, Chair, Health and Care Women Leaders Network   

10.56 – 24.43

Celebrating International Women’s Day
Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive, NHS

24.44 - 44.40

NHS Muslim Women’s Network
Sajidah Ahmad and Sabina Hafesji, Co-chairs, NHS Muslim Women’s Network

44.41 -1.02.20

International Women's Day: a time not just for celebration, but for action
Claire Barnett, Executive Director, UN Women

1.02.22 - 1.21.48

Menopause friendly employer accreditation at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Julia Frost, Work Based Learning Training Advisor and Lead Menopause Champion, South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Sharon Ollivier, Senior Development and Training Partner, South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

1.21.49 - 1.23.13

Ask the audience: how will you #EmbraceEquity?

1.23.14 - 1.36.44

Campaigning for women’s safety in the NHS – NHS Project S
Kate Jarman, Director of Corporate Affairs, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

1.36.45 – 2.03.05

Joan Saddler in conversation with Dr Bola Owolabi
Joan Saddler, OBE, Director of Partnerships and Equality at NHS Confederation

Dr Bola Owolabi, Director, Health Inequalities at NHS England

2.03.06 - 2.08.39

Tracie Jolliff, Head of Inclusive System Development, NHS England

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