Break the Bias: International Women’s Day 2022.

To mark International Women’s Day 2022, the Universities of Sussex and Brighton are co-hosting a joint event to celebrate IWD.

This year’s IWD theme is #BreaktheBias, calling for a gender equal world that’s free of stereotypes and discrimination. The panel will take place on Zoom on Tuesday 8 March, 9.30am – 11am and is open to all.

The panel will be chaired by Ruth Whittaker, PVC for Education and Students and Gender Equality lead at University of Brighton.

Speakers include:

  • Sufia Begum – pictured her is University of Brighton Student Union President. Sufia is the lead spokesperson for external media for BSU and sits on the University of Brighton’s Board of Governors and a wide range of committees to represent the student voice at the highest level.
  • Sanaz Fallahkhair is a Principal Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction at the University of Brighton and a member of the Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems, and the Centre for Digital Media Cultures. Sanaz publicly advocates for women in STEMM, seeking to engage with social communities and younger generations through social media.
  • Hannah Mason-Bish – Sussex Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology (Sociology), co-chair carers’ network (gender studies, violence, intersection of disability and gender). Over the last 15 years she has developed interests in misogyny, hate crime and the intersections of disability and gender. Her recent research looked at how disabled women and non-binary people experience non-consensual touching in public places. She has also advised on government policy related to hate crime at a national and international level.
  • April (Ama) Frimpong – University of Sussex alumna, MChem Chemistry (Hons) and Data Engineer for the Bank of England. Ama graduated from the University of Sussex in 2016 with a Masters in Chemistry. After working for Explore Learning as an Assistant Director for just under a year, she moved to a more technical role as a Data Engineer for the Kubrick Group. Ama worked on site at the Bank of England as a contractor for two years, before moving into a permanent position with the bank.

Celebrate women who #BreaktheBias by sharing the names of the women who inspire you and a short reason why on our interactive board.

For more details of the event and free registrations, please follow the link here: https://staff.sussex.ac.uk/news/article/57460-sussex-and-brighton-team-up-to-breakthebias-for-international-women-s-day-on-8-march