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International Women's Day

Events celebrating IWD

Men behaving badly; exposing institutional scandal

21st March 2018
Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre

In the wake of allegations against Weinstein, Trump, the President's Club and MPs, claims of sexual harassment of women within business and organisations are being reported on a daily basis.

City, University of London is delighted to welcome Madison Marriage, the FT journalist who exposed the President’s Club story and leading experts to discuss these very current issues and subsequent reporting by the media.

  • Why is the harassment of women still an issue within business and industry and why is it making the headlines now?
  • Why was the Weinstein story reported when it was (and not before)?
  • How does the press react to scandals involving the harassment of women?
  • Where do we go from here?

Confirmed panel includes:

Madison Marriage - journalist at the Financial Times, where she has been covering corporate tax and accounting since 2017. Madison recently  went undercover as a hostess at the  all-male President's Club charity dinner at London's Dorchester Hotel. Previously she wrote about the global asset management industry. Madison joined the FT in 2012 from Incisive Media where she worked on two investment titles.

Professor Chris Greer - Criminologist with expertise is organisational scandal. Professor Greer recently presented a BBC Radio 4 documentary The Scandal Machine where he traces the evolution of scandals involving high-profile public figures and how the media report them.

Professor Heather Brooke - Investigative Journalist who helped expose the 2009 MP expenses scandal. Professor Brooke is the author of Your Right to Know (2006), The Silent State (2010), and The Revolution Will Be Digitised (2011).

We are delighted to welcome back our chair for the evening Professor Lis Howell, Director of Broadcasting at City and expert and researcher on women in broadcasting.

This event will be followed by a reception for all guests

This event forms part of City, University of London's International Women's Day activities. International Women's Day is a global day that takes place on the 8th of March each year, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.



‘If the Future is Female, are we there yet?’ Gender and Diversity in the Music Industry and Academia: A Debate

7th March 2018
17.30 - 19.30

Please join us for a departmental debate on March 7th to mark International Women’s Day. All are welcome, for what should be a stimulating, fun and thought-provoking evening.

We have a range of panellists from within the department, as well as two guest speakers. Deborah Dickinson is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, and has over twenty-five years' professional experience within the music and events industry. Amy-Hollinrake-Tune completed her BMus here at City, and is now a successful singer and songwriter.

The recent Hollywood sexual assault allegations, the #MeToo movement and revelations of gender pay gaps at corporations such as the BBC have resulted in renewed public debate about gender equality and feminism. These issues have affected women from all sectors of society, and women working in the music industry and academia have also, of course, faced many forms of discrimination and abuse. What has the increased discussion and media visibility surrounding these issues revealed? Have we achieved gender parity, and what does ‘gender equality’ in the music industry and academia look like? Is it simply about equal representation, or is there more to it? Do women have the same professional experiences as their male counterparts, or are concerns about sexism, including the physical objectification of women, still valid? Moreover, what does diversity mean, and how do we ensure that the women who are disproportionately affected by these issues (disabled, LGBTQIA or women of colour) included in these debates? Conversely, have quotas gone too far, and do women now hold the balance of power?



City Careers presents: "International Women's Day: Successful Women in the Workplace"

8th March 2018


Northampton Suite


To mark International Women’s Day, the Careers Service are hosting a panel event which has an exciting line up of highly successful women in a variety of sectors. There is an opportunity for staff and students to participate in a Q&A forum and listen to a range of professionals, followed by networking.

Aimed at both students and staff, International Women's Day: Successful Women in the Workplace aims to help women plan, progress and become more successful in their chosen careers. We are asking women who have achieved success in a range of workplaces to come to campus and share their thoughts on what success looks like to them.

The panel will be made up of inspirational women in senior roles from a range of industries such as IT, arts, politics and social sciences, and consultancy, who will share their insights and experience to help women achieve successful lives in the current workplace.

The event will be followed by a networking reception providing the opportunity to discuss your career or ask further questions to our panel members

Discussion points include:

  • Goal identification – what do you want from a career?
  • Career planning and execution
  • Identifying internal and external obstacles and key solutions
  • Hints and tips
  • Progressing your career/career change
  • Salary negotiation


  • Silvi Wompa Sinclair, Head of Private Equity at Willis Towers Watson:
  • Kiran Kaur, Journalist at Sky News:
  • Janet Legrand, Partner at DLA Piper:
  • Michelle Plant, Ticketmaster:
  • Mikaela Bell, Customer Success Manager, BEAMERY
  • Claire Tomkins, EY
  • Jessica Bernardez, Cancer Research UK

Students can register (or book onto the waiting list) here:

Staff can register here:

The School of Health Sciences presents a celebration of the lives of Ethel Bedford Fenwick and Catherine Pine

8 March 2018
Myddelton Street Reception

Attendance limited to staff and guests.

The School will be holding a small event on International Women’s Day, where we will be joined by the President of the League of St Bartholomew’s Nurses (Professor Maggie Nicol) and some of its members. Emma Westcott, the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Assistant Director for Strategy and Insight, will also be joining us at the celebrations.

Our commemorations will include the unveiling of photographs of Ethel and Catherine on our Extraordinary Women Wall in Myddelton Street Reception.

Ethel Bedford Fenwick was Matron at St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and Midwifery from 1881-1887 and founded the Barts Training School for Nurses. The School became part of City, University of London in 1995. Ethel campaigned for over 30 years for nurse registration and became ‘nurse number 1’ when the register of nurses finally opened.

Catherine Pine was educated as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital from 1895-1897. After she qualified she remained at St Bartholomew’s and in 1900 she was promoted to Hospital Sister. Catherine became the personal nurse of Emmeline Pankhurst after her release from Holloway Prison in 1913. During the First World War she set up a hostel in which to care for illegitimate ‘war babies’, this was housed first in Mecklenburgh Square and then at 50 Clarendon Road.

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