#BreakTheBias - IWD 2022

As a young female leader, I feel there is a responsibility to create positive visibility of women, both within SU’s, the Higher Education sector and further afield. I always try to celebrate the achievements of women within all of our communities, including the SU Representation structure, in SU Societies, in SU Sport and in the wider student community.

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International Women’s Day Article

 

Today, the 8th March 2022, is International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the achievements of women, raise awareness about women’s equality and lobby for accelerated gender parity.

Each year, International Women’s Day has a different theme, and this year’s theme is #BreakTheBias. It’s an opportunity to challenge the status quo by raising awareness against bias, celebrating women’s achievements and taking action for equality.

One way you can participate in celebrating International Women’s Day is by taking part in the #BreakTheBias social media campaign. Take a photo of yourself crossing your hands in a X and share it on social media platforms using #BreakTheBias and #IWD2022. One of the most impactful ways you can mark International Women’s Day is by championing your own IWD campaign within your community. The IWD website has some great resources to rally your community, help forge women’s equality and #BreakTheBias.

In my role as SU Vice President – Student Voice, I am fortunate to be a woman in a senior leadership position. Through my role, I have gained an understanding of, and acknowledged the importance of, positive female role models in senior leadership positions. At Cardiff Met, there are many other females in leadership positions, which has meant that I have been able to ask questions and learn about being a woman with leadership responsibilities that I can take forward into future jobs beyond my Sabbatical Officer year. I am proud to have opportunities which allow me to challenge the status quo within the SU, Cardiff Met and beyond.

As a young female leader, I feel there is a responsibility to create positive visibility of women, both within SU’s, the Higher Education sector and further afield. I always try to celebrate the achievements of women within all of our communities, including the SU Representation structure, in SU Societies, in SU Sport and in the wider student community.

International Women’s Day is one day in the calendar year. It is important that we continue to celebrate female achievements, develop the platform for visible female role models and positively challenge inequalities on not just one day, but every day.

 

Cardiff Met SU Vice President Naomi Wrigley

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