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Wed, 10 Mar


International Women's Day Forum

We are excited to invite you to our International Women’s Day Session - #choosetochallenge2021 in partnership with Vistage, UN Foundation Girl Up and The Professional Women's Network at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

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International Women's Day Forum
International Women's Day Forum

Time & Location

10 Mar 2021, 11:30 – 13:00 GMT

About the event

This year’s theme is choose to challenge, a rallying cry for people all over the world to stand in solidarity and choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. We like the IWD believe that together, we can create an inclusive world.

Part of this challenge is recognising the many challenges women face during and after a global crisis like Covid-19.

Whether as a result of care-giving responsibilities, disparate economic inequalities, or exposure to gender based discrimination, UN Women data already suggests more support is required to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women globally.

In this session we will be hearing from leaders on how they are navigating these challenging times and creating opportunities for themselves and others and the lessons they are learning as they go along.

We will also hear from speakers on the practice of courageous leadership and practical ways to apply this in career, business and our day-to-day lives.


Rob Whittaker – Group Chairman, Vistage UK - LinkedIn.

Grace Moronfolu MBE - Deputy Chair of the Civil Service Race Forum and Members - Linkedin.

Phoebe Sennett - Europe Head Regional Leader, Girl Up Europe - Linkedin.

Dr. Zainab Kabba - Associate Director for Programmes at Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship - Linkedin.

Sarah Ellner - Marketting Executive, Said Business School - Linkedin.

Jablanka Uzelac - Managing Director at Global Water Intelligence - Linkedin.

Lee McDonald - Head of Learning & Development, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford - Linkedin

Mofinyin Onanuga - STEM and Gender Activist - 


 A unique, comprehensive approach to executive coaching. For more than 60 years we’ve been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their toughest challenges through a comprehensive approach to success. At the heart of our proven formula is confidential peer advisory groups and executive coaching sessions. 

Learn More About Vistage.


More of our inspiring speaker line up will be announced soon. ontributing to women's empowerment and gender balance through grass-root, community led leadership capacity-building and skills enhancement programmes for women.Most women only access these crucial skills and capacity-building interventions at the discretion of their employers or if they can afford personal sponsorship. Our work is to be an accessible and inclusive pathway to leadership development as well as creating a platform for women to connect and enrich their networks globally. 

Learn More About The Sister Sister Network.


The Professional Women’s Network at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, offers a safe space for women-led conversations. We focus on supporting women’s personal and professional development through informal peer to peer mentoring, inspirational leadership events and wellbeing activities.


A movement to advance girls' skills, rights, and opportunities to be leaders. When girlsrise, we all rise.

Learn More About UN Girl Up.


  • 10 minutes

    Introductions and Welcome

    Main Stage

  • 15 minutes

    Rob Whittaker - Positive Intelligence

    Main Stage
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  • Voluntary Donation

    Would you like to support our work? All of our forums are free, we are grateful for your kind and generous donation. Thank you, The Sister Sister Network.

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