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International Womens Day at GMIT

International Woman's Day at GMIT

Monday, March 8, 2021

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality.

The theme for IWD this year is #ChoosetoChallenge.

GMIT is delighted to inform you of a number of events that are taking place to mark International Women's Day this year.

These include a coffee break with poetry & prose, an art exhibition, a seminar on contemporary historical themes relating to gender and equality as well as a networking event for women in food.

Events are open to staff and students in the Institute.   

For further information, see our press release.


Schedule of Events 

You can also download the schedule here (PDF 170KB)

Time Event Links
10.30- 11am

Coffee break, poetry and prose

Enjoy your morning beverage while listening to our own GMIT writers and poets read some of their work.

  • Anne Donnelly
  • Marion McGarry
  • Eamon Walsh
  • Marion McEnroy
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Galway International Hotel School (GIHS) Networking Event for Women in Food

This webinar and networking event for women in the food and hospitality sector is be hosted by Jacinta Dalton and Sally McKenna and is open to all.

The session will comprise of three panel discussions followed by networking rooms.

When you register, you will be asked to choose a breakout room you wish to join, these will comprise smaller, interactive rooms, where your host will guide you in discussion.

Click here for link to register (Eventbrite)



This seminar consists of a series of 10-minute presentations on contemporary and historical themes relating to gender and equality. Chaired by Dr John Mulloy

  • ‘Sustainability Leadership – exploring the role of “feminine” leadership qualities.’ by Dr Deirdre Garvey
  • ‘Transitions: Transgender and Non-Binary through the pandemic and beyond.’ by Luci Kershaw (graduate of BA Contemporary Art Practices, postgraduate student)
  • ‘They need someone to make the tea for them up there' - Challenges faced by female political leaders by Dr Janine McGinn
  • ‘Kathleen Lynn: Revolutionary Doctor.’ by Dr Yvonne McDermott
  • ‘Not Just a Pretty Face: Lady Louisa Conolly, Society Woman and Benefactor.’ by Dr Fiona White
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2.30- 2.45pm

Art exhibition

The BA in Contemporary Art Practices programme in GMIT Mayo is showcasing work in progress by our 3rd year women students.

The work ranges from drawing, painting, print, 3D work, animation, and digital experiments, reflecting themes incorporating personal histories, physical, digital and metaphysical spaces, including domestic challenges encountered in dealing with day-to-day life during the pandemic.

Link to be shared on the day

In conversation with…..

Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh, Dr Orla Flynn and BA Social Care student Amina Momoh will discuss their experiences, themes of gender equality and challenges faced by women in different contexts.

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International Women's Day at GMIT