With so much going on this week to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March, we thought we’d share some of the industry events you might like to attend, including the first one – chaired by Freehold’s brand new co-chair, Kelly Canterford!

Tuesday 8th March 2022 9.30am – 12pm

RICS International Women’s Day 2022 – #BreakTheBias

Chaired by Kelly Canterford

This year’s theme invites us all to #BreakTheBias by calling out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping wherever we see it. Reinforcing RICS’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at work, we’re welcoming all in the surveying profession to come together for an event of celebration, reflection and paving a more inclusive and equitable future. 


Hosted in RICS’s historic Great George Street, London office and streamed across the globe, join us for an event exploring women’s experiences in the profession.


Virtual livestream: This event will be livestreamed via Slido to all who can’t attend in person. 
Livestream link: https://app.sli.do/event/u4GXx5wwZ6ZP8XKwmfsXit

Tuesday 8 March 2022, 6pm to 7pm

RIBA Collections spotlight talk: Women photographers in the RIBA Collections


Join RIBA Learning and RIBA Photographs Curator Valeria Carullo for this online talking discussing the role of women in architectural photography. Discover the work of some outstanding women photographers in the RIBA Collections, from 19th century amateurs to 21st century professionals. The talk will feature the work of Ivy de Wolfe, Edith Tudor Hart and Monica Pidgeon. The talk will conclude with time for questions.


This event will take place online via Microsoft Teams. A link will be sent to registered ticket holders in advance of the event.

Free, online booking in advance is essential.


Tuesday 08th March 2022 8:30 AM

Women in Property 

Panel Discussion – A Celebration of Strong Women


Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day with a virtual panel discussion celebrating strong, dynamic women across the construction industry. Chaired by Ann Allen, Chair of the Women in Property Scotland Board and CEO of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors. Ann will be joined by Samantha McCabe, Architect & Director of Sustainability at Oberlanders, Catherine Cope, Business Development Manager at Kier Construction, Freya Macleod, former Women in Property Student Awards Finalist and Spatial Designer and Hannah Lloyd, Highlands & Islands Branch Founder and Business Development Manager at Scottish Land & Estates.


The panel will share some of their personal journeys and career routes, their passions, the impact of strong women in their lives and we’re pretty sure they’ll share some of the challenges they’ve faced along the way. There will be an opportunity to ask questions too.


Tuesday 8th March 2022 6:30 PM (via Instagram)

Black Females in Architecture

IWD 2022 celebration


This informal event will be a conversation between co-directors Akua Danso and Selasi Setufe MBE who was recently awarded an MBE for her services to diversity in architecture. They will speak about BFA’s achievements so far as well as their personal journey’s and work in the field.

Join the event online on Tuesday 8th March 2022 at 6.30pm.


Tuesday 8th March 2022 6:00 PM 

Women in Architecture: IWD 2022 Social


Join Women in Architecture UK for a celebration of women architects who are breaking the bias in our sector and beyond, in honour of International Women’s Day 2022 on 8th March.


Come along to the BOSS Design Showroom to catch up with fellow women in architecture and hear from WIA committee members as they share stories of the women that inspire them.


We will also be celebrating our outgoing Chair Anna Schabel’s tenure at WIA, before she passes the baton on to her successor.

Book here




Tuesday 08th March 2022 9:00 AM

Women in Property – In conversation with Bev Craig and Becca Heron (Manchester)


Join us on International Women’s Day and hear from two incredible women, both new in their posts, leading from the front at Manchester City Council.


Bev Craig is the city’s first female LGBT Leader putting social value and equitable living high on the agenda, and Becca Heron, Strategic Director of Growth and Development, who led the forthcoming 3.2 hectare transformative Galleries project in Wigan before taking her post in Manchester in October 2021.


Members from Women in Property, Women in Social Housing, Women in Planning and Women in Construction are invited, along with finalists of the Women in Property Student Awards, and engineering students from the University of Manchester (UoM) Engineering campus.


The breakfast takes place in the Connect Café, part of UoM’s new Engineering Campus.


Tuesday 08th March 2022 5:30 PM

Women in Property 

International Women’s Day Drinks Ye Olde Cock Tavern (Holborn)


Blick Rothenberg and Edwin Coe LLP are delighted to co-host International Women’s Day drinks for members and non-member guests.

Join us for an informal networking evening at Ye Olde Cock Tavern, where you will meet like-minded individuals within the property and construction sector, over wine, soft drinks and nibbles.

Please use this event as an opportunity to entertain non-members and introduce them to our network. This event is being held in a private indoor area.


Friday 11thMarch – Sunday 13th March 2022

WOW UK at the Southbank Centre 


WOW is the world’s biggest, most comprehensive festival celebrating women, girls and non-binary people. Over three days, WOW’s line-up of world-class speakers, activists, musicians and comedians generate life-changing conversations, incredible performances and interactive workshops. 


This year’s line-up includes Candice Brathwaite, Bridget Christie, Patrisse Cullors, Angela Davis, Elizabeth Day, Bernardine Evaristo, Deborah Frances-White, Natalie Haynes, Jude Kelly, Marian Keyes, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Warsan Shire, Pandora Sykes, Lisa Taddeo and Grace Victory.



Tuesday 8th March – Thursday 10th March

International Women’s Day at The National Gallery


The National Gallery is marking International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month with various online events celebrating women in the arts. Highlights include a forum exploring the way women artists have interacted with the national collection, and a lecture examining the role played by art historian Anna Jameson in the reception of Raphael’s work in the 19th century.


Online resource & workshop in April

Women of a certain age: Menopause The Basics


We’d love to invite you to share our free resource: Menopause The Basics, with everyone you believe is open to raising their awareness on the topic and you are welcome to join us as often as you wish too!


If you’d like a chat to explore training, coaching or mentoring for your business or yourself, please book an initial 15 min call by clicking here.