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International Women's Day celebration at CEB

Department members rallied around to celebrate International Women's Day with a specially designed cake.

Staff and students congregated in the Atrium in support of women on International Women's Day, a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.

CEB marked the occasion with a social gathering in the Atrium over tea/coffee with a cake especially designed for the event.  Professor Lisa Hall, acting HoD, kicked off the celebration with a speech touching on the important role of women in education and society, highlighting key female achievements to date and referring to important rights gained by women in education. She also commented on the important role CEB has in recognising the importance of creating of a diverse work and study community, in which all individuals are supported to achieve their full potential, and all individuals are treated fairly and equally, in line with the Athena SWAN aims.

Professor Hall then proceeded to cut the ceremonial cake and posed alongside other CEB women, who  presented the banner put together for the event, featuring an image collage of influential women in science, engineering politics and the arts,  and including poems and thoughts about women and their role on society. 

All members in attendance showed great support for the initiative, women in general, and the future generation of female engineers and scientists to join CEB. 


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