Students and staff at Walsall College’s Whitehall Campus marked International Women’s Day 2023 by celebrating their differences and sharing advice and encouragement about all aspects of their lives.
Over 100 learners (female and male) attended workshops about equity, empowerment, safeguarding and employability, among others. They also hosted a mini catwalk show, provided mehndi demonstrations and shared food.
Guest speaker at the event was local woman, Vicky Hill who shared her life story, touching on her career journey, personal setbacks and her hopes for women in the future.
“Our event was all about building a better world for women everywhere,” said Tracey Hateley, Community Learning Coordinator at the college. “It’s important our learners reflect on all their achievements – personal and academic – so that they continue seeing positive changes in how they live and work and are supported throughout.”
Representatives from whg joined in the event, promoting their support services and job opportunities.
Geetanjali Bhucher, Curriculum Delivery Manager at the college added: “Learners and staff at our Whitehall Campus are from a range of nationalities and backgrounds. An event like this reinforces our shared values and gives learners the chance to get to know one another outside of their lessons and appreciate their different life journeys.
“I’m pleased with the success of the event.”