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Celebrating International Women’s Day in Newcastle

This year, celebrate International Women's Day on March 8 with our pick of inspiring virtual events in NE1. Here’s the lowdown…

International Women’s Day 2021

This year's International Women's Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge, a campaign to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality, to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements, to remind ourselves that we're responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.

Whether you’re running a campaign, launching an initiative, reporting on achievement, donating to a female-focused charity, or more - there are many ways groups and individuals can mark International Women's Day and this year in Newcastle, we’re doing it virtually. 

With that in mind, we've lined up some virtual ways for you to get involved in NE1.



Get Active on Social 

Strike the Choose To Challenge pose by raising your hand and share on social media using #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 to encourage further people to commit to helping forge an inclusive world.

This Girl Can 

Active Newcastle are bringing their fabulous International Women’s Day celebration back to NE1, and this year it’s going virtual.

Although the troops can’t gather in-person this year, the team are inviting the incredible women of the North East to take part in their virtual event.The free all-day event will be held on March 8 and participants are invited to take part in any of the virtual activities. There will also be a range of exciting virtual offers happening throughout the day, all for free!

Dig out your brightest and most colourful clothing to celebrate and get those selfies taken to be in with a chance of winning a ‘best dressed’ prize. 

For more information and to register, visit eventbrite/thisgirlcan

#ChangeAGirlsLife: Ambition, Leadership and Being Brave

The brilliant team at O Communications are hosting an online event to discuss what it means to have ambition, why being inspired by a range of people is important and how being a leader doesn’t always mean being the boss. 

The aim of this event is to inspire young women at any stage of their journey. Seeing and hearing from inspirational women can have a lasting impact that inspires others to dream big, work hard and never give up.

Hear from the likes of award-winning Olympians, CEO’s, Creative Directors, Managing Partners and many more inspiring women. The event will take place on March 8 from 9:00am - 10:30am and tickets can be purchased online via eventbrite.co.uk/changeagirlslife

Newcastle City Library 

Turn the pages and get to know. Newcastle Libraries will be celebrating Women’s History Month this March and International Women’s Day on March 8 with a collection of empowering books dedicated to inspiring women.

Keep an eye out and join the team online via their website and social media to get involved in online events and immerse yourself into the content highlighting the women of the North East who have made their mark in history.

A Newcastle Libraries membership gives you 24-hour access to hundreds of eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines. Check out their eBook collection; In the spotlight: Women's History Month 2021 available from March 1, tinyurl.com/WHMSpotlight


La Chocolatrice 

The fabulous team at La Chocolatrice have done it again. The chocolate experts are renowned for their tasty treats and doing good in the North East. This International Women’s Day, La Chocolatrice have teamed up with the wonderful Melissa Alice Jewellery to bring you their extra special Somewhere Over the Rainbow gift box. 

This dreamy box comes with their delicious rainbow flower limited edition chocolate bar (you can choose either milk or dark chocolate), a beautiful beaded handmade rainbow bracelet by Melissa Alice, and a few little extras to make it even more special. The gift boxes cost £15.95 and for each box purchased, they will be donating 50p to Breast Cancer UK. Brilliant work guys!


How will you be celebrating International Women’s Day this year? Get in touch via our social channels. Twitter: @NewcastleNE1, Instagram: @NewcastleNE1, Facebook: @GetIntoNewcastle


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