International Women's Day 2015

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03 / 3 / 2015 3.57pm

Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 across the world.

It represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. Make It Happen is the theme for International Women’s Day 2015, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women.

NHS Employers is proud to be able to contribute to the celebrations – and this year we have asked a number of our leading female policy makers and thinkers to write a blog about what IWD means to them and how they #makeithappen

Karen Castille

Karen Castille OBE

Founder of Karen Castille Associates Ltd, Karen is supporting IWD because she passionately believes that by supporting women leaders of today and tomorrow, women will collectively change the world. Read her guest blog - Getting women to the top - the holy grail.

Penny Newman

Dr Penny Newman

Dr Newman is a GP, consultant in public health and director of integration at Colchester Hospital. She is author of Releasing Potential: Women doctors in clinical leadership and runs the network Inspiring Women Leaders in Medicine. Read her guest blog - Happy Birthday Mum

Inge Woudstra

Inge Woudstra MSc 

Inge is director of W2O Consulting & Training and is an expert in gender smart working, speaking, training, researching and is a published author. Her research into gender smart leadership has been supported by NHS Employers. Read her guest blog - It's not fair

Kate Milton

Kate Milton 

Kate is senior equality and health inequalities manager for workforce, training and delivery at NHS England - read her guest blog - A perspective on International Women's Day

Vijaya Nath

Vijaya Nath

Vijaya is assistant director for the leadership development directorate at The King's Fund. She heads up the fund's work on medical leadership including its focus on advancing women in medicine. Read her guest blog - Make it happen this International Women's Day.

Other resources

Paul Deemer, Head of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights has written about his thoughts on gender equality in the workplace.

Our Women in the NHS poster provides information and statistics about women's working hours, migrant women working in the NHS and the spread of women across the Agenda for Change bands and medical professions.

Find out more about International Women's Day and what events are taking place around the world.

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