Your #BeBoldForChange stories

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2017 is on Wednesday 8 March 2017, and to mark the occasion we asked for your contributions for a special staff spotlight feature.

The theme for IWD this year is #BeBoldForChange

IWD is an important opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of people who identify as female. We know that visibility and awareness can help drive positive change, and we want to showcase how people from across the University are taking purposeful action to create a more inclusive, gender equal world.

You shared your stories around this important question: What bold actions are you taking to help drive gender parity?

We had nominations from men and women alike, and lots of inspiring females stood up and shouted about why they're being bold for change.

We hope you enjoy reading the stories as much as we have. It really makes us proud to see the breadth of passion and dedication to women's advancement here at the University of Sheffield.