Video: DMU’s The Venue to host International Women’s Day Conference

By Emily Barker

The Venue at De Montfort University will be hosting a conference for International Women’s Day on Thursday (March 8) from 12pm to 4.15pm.

The conference is being hosted by DMU, with De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) running workshops and host talks on the day.


Mollie Footitt, DP Education at DSU, said: “I do think International Women’s Day needs to be widely celebrated throughout all different areas and walks of life, ensuring that women are empowered to do the same jobs and get the same recognition that their male counterparts get.

“Equally, binary women as well as non-binary women, making sure that everyone has that right and that ability to do what they wish to do in life.

“Although this is only a one-day conference, women empowerment is every day.”

Mollie Footitt

Mollie Footitt, DP Education at DSU

At the event, there will be two workshops, a range of guest speakers and a Q&A session.

Guest speakers will include the Pro-Vice Chancellor of DMU and Arts, Design and Humanities Dean, Alison Honour, PhD student Nabeelah Ahmed Omarjee and Alice Hawkins’ great-grandson Peter Barratt, amongst others.

Anyone can get involved with the free event, no tickets needed.

This event is being held to embrace women all over the world, as well as the DMU lecturers and students.

DSU officers hope also to get a student expression board in the Campus Centre on Thursday, on which people can write empowering quotes and write about women who inspire them.

If you would like more information on this event, contact Mollie by email on or by phone on 0116 366 4855.

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