In celebration of International Women’s Day 2023, Carlow College planned an exciting programme of events and initiatives for all staff and students.
International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Celebrated globally on 8th March each year, this day is a great opportunity for everyone to come together to celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness about women’s equality.
This year, International Women’s Day landed in the College’s first Engagement Week coordinated by the newly formed Civic Engagement Hub.
Chair of the Athena SWAN SAT team in the College, Fiona McGuill said: “The College is delighted to host events to celebrate International Women’s Day. This day affords us the opportunity to promote a culture that is equitable and inclusive for women and to celebrate the achievements of all women, locally, nationally and internationally. As an institute of higher education it is imperative that every opportunity is utilised to promote a world free of bias and discrimination”.
IWD Coffee Morning
Staff and students were treated to a social coffee morning in the Carlovian Dining Hall
A series of posters celebrating "Inspiring Women of Carlow" to promote the achievements of Carlow women past and present.
Women in the Archive
The Delany Archive hosted an display from its collections showcasing women featured throughout the archives.
Pavement Mural Chalking
Students created a chalk mural on the College Avenue celebrating the IWD theme of "Embrace Equity".
Iris Murdoch Lecture
Inaugural Murdoch Lecture in Philosophy: Iris Murdoch, Ireland and the Supernatural by Dr Miles Leeson