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Women in IP coffee dates
to mark International Women’s Day

Tuesday 9 March 2021
2 pm


Discussion theme

Women in IP’s March coffee dates were a follow-on from the Women in IP annual event (“Quick Wins”) and timed to coincide with International Women’s Day the day before.

We considered the following three questions:

  1. What “quick wins” (in any strand of diversity) have you seen implemented in your organisation or elsewhere?
  2. What else would you like to see implemented, that could easily be done?
  3. How could you challenge your organisation, or other people, to do more? For example, how could you raise the issue of improving the shared parental leave policy? How could you challenge someone who has made a flippant comment?

Women in IP have since published a Quick Wins toolkit, based on the discussions at these coffee dates and the annual event, and on their accompanying survey.


Venues and hosts

As usual, there were hosts around the country so that people could attend the get-together that worked best for them. Everyone was welcome, regardless of gender.

Cambridge – [email protected]

Leeds – [email protected]

Liverpool (Kate) – [email protected]

London – [email protected]

Midlands – claire.o’[email protected]

Newport – [email protected]

Scotland – [email protected]

South West – [email protected]

Special guests in association with Women in IP: Dublin – Marie Walsh at [email protected]


Keep an eye out for the next one!

These informal meet-ups are a popular way to meet new friends, share your thoughts and feelings, and generally cheer yourself up. Taking account of our supporters’ feedback, we’ve been varying the time of day for the events, so that hopefully everyone will have the chance to attend at least one, whatever their personal and professional schedules. But do please send us your suggestions for future events.

Keep an eye on our Women in IP and Events pages for details of the next set of coffee dates. Meanwhile you can read more about our previous events here, or look for the image above in our News and Features posts.

If you’d like to host one of these events yourself, either now or in the future, please contact either Isobel Barry or Emily Teesdale from the Women in IP committee.

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