Prerana Issar, Chief People Officer of the NHS; and Samantha Allen, Chair of the Health & Care Women Leaders Network, invite you to participate in a nationwide celebration on 8th March 2021.

The day starts with a tweet chat at 7.30am. The main event starts at 10am and will end at 4pm. You can see the full programme below.

The event is designed to fit around the busy lives of women in health and care, so you are welcome to take part in as much or little of the event as you want to.

07:30-08:30 The International Women’s Day tweet chat using the hashtags #IWD2021 #EverydayCourage #OurNHSPeople
09:30-10:00 Onboarding: join early and say hello to others taking part
10:00-10:15 Welcome to the International Women’s Day celebration from our co-hosts Prerana Issar and Samantha Allen
10:15-10:30 The International Women’s Day online quiz – an energising way to learn new facts about gender equality and women in health and care in the era of Covid
10:30-11:00 Our International Women’s Day call to action: Prerana and Samantha plus guest speakers
11:00-11:15 How the unconference will work
11:15-11:25 Break/Transition
11:25-12:10 Unconference session 1 (your choice of 20 sessions)
12:10-12:20 Break/ Transition
12:20-13:05 Unconference session 2 (your choice of sessions)
13:05-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:30 Unconference session 3 (your choice of 20 sessions)
14:30-14:40 Break/Transition
14:40-15:25 An opportunity to connect with others in pairs and groups
15:25-15:45 End of day reflections
15:45-16:00 A link with women in health and care from around the globe to pledge for collective action
16:00 Close