Women from across South Cheshire are set to come together to celebrate International Women’s Day with an event in Crewe.
Motherwell Cheshire CIO is preparing for their first face-to-face annual International Women’s Day Celebrations since the pandemic by hosting Crewe Women’s Day at Cheshire College – South on Saturday 5th March. The event will be officially opened by Sarah Pochin, the Mayor of Cheshire East at 10am.
2022 will be the seventh Crewe Women’s Day where the local community comes together to celebrate International Women’s Day, a global call to action for accelerating gender parity.
The theme for the celebration this year is WOW – Women of Words.
Founder of the Women’s Day events and CEO of Motherwell Cheshire CIO, Kate Blakemore stated: “The theme Women of Words was chosen because there has been so many speeches, quotes and songs by women that have changed the way we think and live that it felt right to capture and celebrate them.”
Local charities and women in business will be there showcasing their businesses and selling their handmade crafts and for the first time this year there will be a Stakeholders Engagement Presentation held at 11am with local businesses, charities and community groups.
Kate stated, “The day is about celebrating women in the local community and empowering all women to be proud of themselves and others. Motherwell’s strapline is Women supporting Women, and this event does just that. I want everyone attending the event to feel inspired by our workshops and the activities that we have going on throughout the day.
“This event could not happen without our sponsors, and I’d like to thank them all for their continued support through what has been an extremely difficult time.”
The day is free to attend and starts from 10am with talks, workshops and activities running until 3.00pm.
In addition to the event in Crewe, Motherwell will be hosting online webinars with key note speakers from 3rd to 18th March and with legacy speakers from 23rd March which the public can access for free in the International Womens Collaboration – Choosing to Challenge Facebook Group.
Coronation Street star Sally Carman, Patron of our Believe Project, will be the first virtual speaker in Motherwell Cheshire’s Women’s Day programme and everyone can join Sally and Kate at 8pm on 3rd March for their live interview.
Motherwell Cheshire will also be joined by the inspirational Councillor Joanne Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, who Kate will be interviewing. From being a single mum, to becoming the first directly elected black mayor in England and the first female Mayor of Liverpool, Motherwell Cheshire look forward to sharing Joanne’s story at 7pm on 15th March.
When asked why these events are so important, Kate answered: “Too often people experience difficulties in accessing services, whether it is through not knowing they exist or feeling that it is a sign of weakness to ask for help, and that is why events such as this one are so important. It provides a safe place for people to come together, to share their ideas and experiences in their own way and access much needed support in a relaxed and light-hearted setting; and that can only ever be beneficial.
“We look forward to seeing everyone at the events taking place.”