International Women's Day: #BreakTheBias

We're changing societal norms and forging a path for the women of the future.

A global campaign

Colette Fagan.

International Women’s Day reminds us how determined, collective action by women can improve lives. It is also a day to pause and remember how much more there is to do. Our University community contributes to this journey through our equality, diversity and inclusion plan. 

Prof Colette Fagan / Vice-President for Research, The University of Manchester

International Women’s Day is a global campaign to highlight the inequalities and biases faced by women around the world.

While it occurs only one day a year, it is something that our academics and staff work to address all year round.

Working towards a fairer world

From our roots as the first civic university in England and drawing on the rich heritage of Manchester’s pioneering spirit, including the birth of the suffragette movement, we are working to make our city and the world a fairer and more equitable place.

Through our work and by sharing our stories, we hope to inspire you and the next generation of women to reach for their goals and to continue the fight for gender equality.

This burden does not just rest on the shoulders of women, but the whole of society, both here and across the globe.

Tackling gender inequality

We're featured in the Times Higher Education's 2022 list of top ten universities led by women and committed to the fight for a more equal world. Take a look at our stories and our research case studies to learn more about how we are changing societal norms and forging a path for the women of the future.

Follow our Twitter thread @OfficialUoM and Instagram channel for profiles of our great women who work in advanced materials, biotechnology, cancer, energy and global inequalities research.