International Women’s Day

Staff across the trust are heavily involved in planning our International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March.

The IWD movement can trace its roots back to August 2010 when the first International Women’s Conference took place. The first International Women’s Day was Sunday 8 March 2014 and, since that year, 8 March has been the date used by the movement every year.

New College Pontefract ran a large event to celebrate IWD in 2014, when inspirational women from the private and public sectors, the arts and politics, talked to a packed room in the John Godber Theatre. A debate was held, judged by Yvette Cooper, then shadow Home Secretary, and focus groups were invited to work with our students to develop a new vision for 21st century feminism.