As part of a new series of talks, conversations and debates, given by leading voices in the arts, media, science and politics, the International Women’s Forum of the United Kingdom launched a a ticketed debate this month in honor of International Women’s Day. The event took place at the historic Old Vic Theatre in London.
Panelists included Shami Chakrabarti, lawyer and human rights campaigner and director of Liberty, Caroline Criado-Perez, journalist and campaigner behind The Women’s Room and Keep a Woman on English Banknotes, Anne-Marie Imafidon, businesswoman and young founder of STEMettes, Jane Duncan, the President of RIBA and Kate Jenkins, chair of the International Women’s Forum UK.
The debate was chaired by Andrea Catherwood, an experienced newscaster and broadcast journalist who has reported from around the world. She was the first British journalist into Mazar-i-Shariff in Afghanistan after the city fell to the Northern Alliance and was among the first British television journalists to visit Guantanamo Bay. Andrea regularly presents Last Word and You & Yours on BBC Radio 4, as well as having regularly presented Women’s Hour, and Saturday Live alongside Rev. Richard Coles.
The event took place on International Women’s Day and the theme was #PledgeForParity.
Visit the page for the debate here for more.
(Photo cr: Jim Linwood)