Events

We put on various events including lectures, Networking events, and celebration events such as International Women's Day. We also host events promoting and raising awareness of our research work. The following are some 2014 highlights.

Alternative Careers Fair for women and girls exploring ‘non-traditional’ careers within the STEM Industry Sector, 27th October 2016. Chwarae Teg in partnership with Costain and Careers Wales for: #NotJustForBoys. Reserve your place, today!

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Wales Women’s Summit: A journey into public life. Read the News! International Women’s Day 2016, Wales.

Here are some highlights from previous Chwarae Teg events.


Photograph. Lucinda Hawksley sitting holding her recently published book March, Women, March, Voices of the Women’s Movement. Chwarae Teg Lecture Event on the 12 March 2014, Cardiff University.
Lucinda Hawksley. Chwarae Teg Lecture, 12 March ’14, Cardiff University.

Lucinda Hawksley, 12 March 2014, Cardiff University.

In this Chwarae Teg Lecture, acclaimed author Lucinda Hawksley (pictured) spoke about her book — March, Women, March: Voices of the Women’s Movement — and gave a revealing insight to the stories of the remarkable women and men who fought for gender equality in the UK.

Fact: A lecturer in literature and art Lucinda is a great, great, great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens.

Follow Lucinda on Twitter: @lucindahawksley.


Photograph. Internal. The Senate, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay. Tori James gladly addressing the audience during her presentation at the Chwarae Teg Agile Nation project IMPACT event to celebrate the achievements of the project.Tori James at the Chwarae Teg Agile Nation project IMPACT event.

Agile Nation IMPACT, 23 October 2014, Cardiff Bay.

Amongst the list of notable special guests was Tori James ( pictured ), who in 2007 – became the youngest British woman and the first Welsh woman to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. Follow Tori on Twitter: @torijtweets.

In 2009 the £12.5million European Social Fund & Welsh Government funded Agile Nation project began delivering a highly ambitious programme. Over 3,000 women, 600 businesses and 75 educators have directly benefitted from the project.

We also undertook 4 major pieces of research to strengthen our understanding of the issues affecting the progression of women in the workplace, and connected with organisations across Europe.


Graphic. Sky-blue background, with a graphical representation of the Earth wrapped by a multi-coloured circular band. Right-hand side has white coloured text: Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.Image courtesy of WED© – website.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, 19 November 2014.

We held a celebration event for female entrepreneurs.

Featuring special guests: Abi Carter, Director of Forensic Resources Ltd, Sara Robinson, Managing Director – Brighter Comms., and Rebecca Jones – The Red Shoe Biz Woman.

— It is the world’s largest celebration of women innovators and job creators who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare — womenseday.org, Twitter: @Womenseday.


Photograph. Overlapping graphic font. Left-hand side: white coloured text: # KEEPING IT REAL. Right-hand side features a young woman standing before a slate wall.Image courtesy of My Full Circle© – website.

Chwarae Teg, International Women’s Day 8 March 2014.

On Friday 7 March 2014 over three hundred teenage girls visited Cardiff City Football Stadium for a unique event to celebrate National Careers Week — and — International Women’s Day.

Joy Kent shared a message of empowerment & aspiration with young women and their accompanying teachers.

The event was organised by Full Circle Education, in partnership with the British Army, to encourage young women to develop aspirations, challenge gender stereotypes in the workplace and to broaden their career horizons. Visit My Full Circle. Follow them on Twitter: @FullCircleCIC.


Last but not least . . .


The Paula Principle by Tom Schuller

9 October 2014, University of South Wales Newport City Campus.

The Paula Principle is important, because across all industrialised countries women and girls outperform men and boys educationally, and go adding to their competences at a higher rate as adults, but this advantage is not at all reflected in where they get to in terms of careers and pay.

In this Chwarae Teg lecture, Professor Tom Schuller, the originator of the Paula Principle, explored the negative and positive reasons for it; and discussed its implications for the working lives of women and men in the future. Tom Schuller website paulaprinciple.com.