Celebrating International Women’s Day

On Sunday 10th March, I am hosting a two-hour show on Croydon Radio to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Observed since the early 1900’s, International Women’s Day is an annual event which takes place on 8 March 2013. The aim is to inspire and celebrate the achievements of women. The occasion has extended beyond a one day event and each year thousands of events take place across the world throughout the month of March. With over 350 events, the UK currently has the highest number of International Women’s Day events listed on the official website.

My show on Croydon Radio, ‘In the Loop’, aims to bring the global celebration to life in Croydon by hosting a discussion with a diverse mix of women from the borough whose stories are a celebration of womanhood, coupled with the ability to inspire and empower other women in Croydon and beyond. Discussion points will include guests sharing stories about their lives and role models, what motivates them, how they have overcome challenges and future ambitions. There will also be a focus on ideas that can help women to achieve more in the workplace and, more generally, in wider society.

The women taking part in the show are Sandra Kerr OBE, director of Race for Opportunity; Clare Kerr, marketing consultant and managing director of Kerrmunications; Marcie Buxton, managing director of executive coaching business Kamaka; Dr Nike Folayan, founder and chair of the Association for Black Engineers; Aunty M and Eileen B, mother and daughter presenters on Croydon Radio; Clare George-Hilley, councillor for Waddon; Nikki Fishman, co-founder and director of social enterprise The Collage Network; and Hannah Williamson, chief reporter of The Croydon Guardian.

You can listen to my show online via this link, from 6-8pm on Sunday 10 March 2013.