What's on for Women's History Month 2024

Academic departments, student groups, and staff networks from across the school are celebrating Women's History Month!

Women's History Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness and celebrate the lives and achievements of women, while also remembering the challenges and discrimination they have faced and continues to face.

LSE is proud to present an exciting programme of events and activities for this year's Women's History Month. Details can be found below. 

Careers in Data Science: TfL Keeping London Moving With Data (students), Wednesday 28 February 2024, 4.00 - 5.30pm

Location: DSI Visualisation Studio (COL.1.06)

Featuring Chief Data Officer Lauren Sager Weinstein and Graduate Data Scientist Jemima Clifford from TfL! This event is co-hosted by the Women in Tech Society and forms part of the DSI’s Women in Data series this March.

Register for the event here

From economics to policy: childcare and the gender pay gap (for staff and students), Wednesday 28 February 2024, 6.30 - 7.30pm

Location: Centre Building (CBG) 2.06

For International Women’s Day 2024, CEP is hosting an event: From economics to policy: childcare and the gender pay gap. The event will bring together expert economists and policymakers who will discuss the effects of becoming a parent on women and men’s employment, incomes and promotion prospects across the world. Join us as we explore research-driven policy solutions to address gender inequality. This event is open to all LSE staff and students.


Anneliese Dodds, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities in the UK

Camille Landais, Director of STICERD and co-director of the Hub for Equal Representation in the economy

Almudena Sevilla, Professor of economic and social policy at LSE and chair of the RES UK Women in Economics Network

Felicia Odamtten, Economist at the Resolution Foundation and founder of The Black Economists Network (T-BEN)

Chair: Anna Valero, Deputy director of POID and director of CEP's growth programme. 

Sign up for a free ticket

Women Life Freedom Art Workshop (for all), Monday 04 March 2024, 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Location: Centre Building Plaza

Come and join the Feminism and Amnesty Societies in a mixed-media art workshop. 

You do not need to book a ticket, attendance is on a first come first served basis.

Fundraiser for Palestinian Women: Art Sale (for all), Monday 04 March, 11.00am - 3.00pm

Location: Centre Building Plaza

Navigating Womanhood and Working Life: Panel Event (for students), Monday 04 March 2024, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building & The Atrium (SSC)

A Panel event with various women in leadership positions, who will answer questions from female students about how they have navigated their lives whilst balancing having a career.

Organised in collaboration with 6 student societies: Women Leaders of Tomorrow, Women in Tech, Women in Research, Women in Business, Women in Politics and Women in Law.

More details to come soon!

Careers in Data Science: The LEGO Group Career Panel (for students), 05 March 2024, 4.00 - 5.30pm

Location: Vera Anstey Room, Old Building

Join 5 senior Data Scientists at The LEGO Group – all women – who will discuss common career questions relating to transitions into industry, navigating the current data industry, different types of data roles, coping with imposter syndrome, and the importance of data and data ethics. This event is co-hosted by the LSESU Data Science Society and forms part of the DSI’s Women in Data series this March.

Read more about the event here

What's funny about everyday sexism? (for all) Tuesday 05 March 2024, 6.30 - 7.30pm

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House; or online

Join Grace Lordan for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation with stand-up comedian Cally Beaton. Together, they will delve into the fascinating realm of comedy and its intricate relationship with sexism.

In this insightful discussion, they will explore how comedy can both perpetuate and conceal sexism, while also having the profound ability to reveal and rise above bias and discrimination. The event will offer a dynamic exploration of the complex interplay between humor and societal issues. Don't miss the opportunity to gain fresh insights into the world of comedy and its impact on shaping perceptions and challenging norms. Save the date for an enlightening and entertaining evening with two remarkable thought leaders.

See more details here.

This public event is free and open to all. This event will be a hybrid event, with an in-person audience and an online audience.

For the in-person event: No ticket or pre-registration is required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ.

For the online event: Registration for this event will open after 10am on Tuesday 13 February.

For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk.

Women in Law Panel (for students and staff), Tuesday 05 March 2024, 6.30 - 7.30pm

Location: CBG 1.09 (TBC)

An in-person event held by the Women In Law LSESU society (womeninlaw@lsesu.org). More details to come soon!

Career Structures in Economics: Workshop and Policy Session (public), Wednesday 06 March 2024, 10.00am - 5.00pm

Location: Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building

There is increasing awareness around the lack of diversity in academia in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and other social dimensions. Within economics and economic policy decisions, the representation of women and minorities in faculty groups has not been incrementally improving over the past 10 years according to various data analysis, such as that conducted by the Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in Economics Profession. This lack of representation occurs at the level of hiring as well as promotion, and the gaps are particularly large at higher and more senior positions. It is, therefore, crucial to understand whether (and how) current career structures in economics promote the selection and retention of talent among academic economists.

, in collaboration with The EEA and UCL’s Stone Centre, is hosting an all-day event to further explore career structures in economics. This event will bring together authors of the funded papers to present and discuss their findings. Following this dedicated workshop will be a policy and interventions session, exploring ways in which action is being (and can be) implemented to increase representation in economics. 

This public event is free and open to all. This event will be a hybrid event, with an in-person audience and an online audience.

Register for a ticket here

Fundraising Bakesale: Women in Politics Society (for all), Wednesday 06 March 2024, 11.00am - 2.00pm

Location: Sheffield Street, SU Stall

Come along to Women in Politics Society's bake sale, raising money for Women's Aid; a charity which supports survivors of domestic abuse.

A recital in celebration of International Women's Day (for all),Thursday 07 March 2024, 1.05 - 8.00pm

Location: Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building

A cello and piano recital of music exclusively by female composers, in celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March.

Heather Tuach (cello), Yoko Misumi (piano)

The performance will include:

  • Fantasie in G minor - Fanny Mendelssohn
  • Sonata - Henriette Bosmans
  • LaLai - Barbara Heller
  • Halcyon - Jocelyn Morelock
  • Rigadoon - Margaret Hubicki
  • Sarabande - Jean Coulthard
  • On Malvern Hill - Liz Dilnot Johnson
  • Peace - Jessie Montgomery

This public event is free and open to all. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. 

For any queries see LSE Events FAQ, or the event page.

LSE Library Late: Celebrating The Women's Library (for all), Thursday 07 March 2024, 6.00 - 9.00pm

Location: The LSE Library

Join us for a Library Late, a free and public celebration of the 10-year anniversary of The Women's Library Reading Room!

The Women's Library is the oldest and largest library in Britain devoted to the history of women's campaigning and activism. 

It has had many homes and many names. It was renamed the Fawcett Library in 1953 in memory of Millicent Garrett Fawcett and then The Women's Library in 2002. 

In 2013, The Women's Library moved to LSE and with the opening of The Women's Library Reading Room in the following year, we have welcomed many researchers, artists, academics, activists and more over the last 10 years!

Come and find out about how we collect, digitise, catalogue and how you can use the collection to inspire your own research, art and other activities. 

See more details here.

The wider event is free and open to all. There is no requirement to book a ticket — drop by and stay as long as you like.

Registrations for the guided behind-the-scenes tours will open in due course. 

Champions of Change: Women Advocating Equity Gala (for staff), Friday 08 March 2024, 6.30 - 9.30pm

Location: Staff Common Room, Old Building

More details to come soon!

Women Leaders of Tomorrow: Women Inspired Conference (for students), Saturday 09 March 2024, 9.00am - 6.00pm

Location: Centre Building Auditorium

An in-person event for students.

More details to come soon!

LSE Power International Women's Day celebration (for staff)Wednesday 13 March 2024, 10.15am - 12.30pm

Location: Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building

A staff event organised by the LSE Power staff network, celebrating women’s achievements and experiences developing their careers at LSE. We will be starting with a Fireside Chat with Joanne Hay (Deputy COO), Yvonne Olusoga (EmBrace Co-Chair) and Albina Shashyna (former Power Co-Chair and Organisational Development and Culture Specialist) and facilitated by none other than Nathalie Van-der-Elst and Priyanka Kumar! We will be celebrating women's achievements and experiences developing our careers at LSE - navigating the highs and lows, lessons learned, various life stages, and how to contribute to empowering and enabling women in the workplace and at the School.

This will be followed by a World Cafe with LSE researchers Nikita and Teresa Almeida from The Inclusion Initiative.

Register for a free ticket

Women in the Workplace public forum (for all), Wednesday 13 March 2024, 6.00 - 8.00pm

Location: Wolfson Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building

In this engaging and insightful public forum, distinguished researchers and stakeholders will come together to address the pressing issue of gender inequalities in the workplace.

This in-person public event is free and open to all. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. 

See more information here

Engaging Men in Feminism and Violence Prevention (for staff), Tuesday 19 March, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Location: Online

This talk will explore the growing global movement to engage boys and men in feminism and gender justice. Drawing on a decade of experience designing, teaching, and researching men’s violence prevention education programs in the US, UK, Australia, and Germany, Dr William McInerney will discuss the benefits, challenges, and risks of this work by examining three key questions: Can men be feminists? Historically, have men been feminists? And practically, what does research show works best when trying to engage men in feminism?

Dr William McInerney is a Co-Investigator on the UKRI Gender, Justice and Security Hub and a Research Officer at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security. He has a decade of experience designing, teaching, and researching men’s violence prevention education programs with a particular focus on arts- and tech-based approaches and engaging men in feminism. His research has been published in Men and Masculinities, Masculinities and Social Change, as well as in two recent co-authored and co-edited books, Innovations in Peace and Education Praxis and Das Buch, Das Jeder Mann Lesen Sollte [The Book that Every Man Should Read].

Register for a free ticket

Careers in Data Science: Amazon (for students), Wednesday 20 March, 4.00 - 5.30pm

Location: DSI Visualisation Studio (COL.1.06)

Interested in a data science career, but don't feel you have the right skill set? Join Rianna Beaton, Data Scientist at Amazon, to learn how to forge a path from a non-technical role into data science. This event forms part of the DSI’s Women in Data series this March.

Register for a free ticket

Was Anne Lister a pioneer feminist or "nothing but an old Tory squire"? (for all) Wednesday 20 March 2024, 6.00 - 7.30pm

Location: Wolfson Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building (CKK); or Online

Join us for a lecture with Jill Lidington on her latest book, As Good As A Marriage: the Anne Lister diaries 1836-38 (MUP, 2023). The talk will be followed by a Q&A & book signing.

Further information