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Kind, connected and joyful: celebrating International Women’s Day

Our 'Kind, connected and joyful' programme celebrated the achievements and determination of all women and non-binary people who have played an important role in health and care across their communities.


International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

We wanted to provide a space to celebrate the achievements of women and non-binary people in health and care, observe this day, and explore how we can create a world of health and care that is kind, connected and joyful.

This was an inclusive and intersectional event, bringing together voices from across all of health and care and was free and open to all.


Together, we reflected on what we can do personally and collectively to build a future for health and care that is more diverse, equitable and inclusive. With new challenges we have all faced since the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to create a stronger and more equal foundation for the health and care systems that serve us all.

During this event we:

  • explored what it really means, and what it will really take, to create a world that is kind, connected and joyful for people of all genders in the health and care system
  • heard from women and non-binary people from across the health and care sector about their achievements and lessons from this year
  • built connections between people who are interested in and passionate about equality in health and care.

We want to continue the conversation and connections beyond 8 March.

We’ll be producing blogs and other content to explore the themes that came up at the event further, and offered our community the chance to remain involved.

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