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International Women's Day 2024

Inspire Inclusion: International Women's Day 2024

This year, International Women's Day focused on the theme 'Inspiring Inclusion'. At Warwick Medical School, we ran several events and initiatives to mark the day and celebrate those around us who inspire inclusion in what they do.

Women's health event

On Wednesday 6 March we ran a series of talks focused on women's health. Topics included endometriosis, childbirth injury and anal incontinence, maternity care and women's health hubs. Staff and students can access the recordings of the talks here.

Role models for good

We asked the WMS community to nominate women who they feel represent 'role models for good' and were delighted with the response, with 18 women being featured on our internal channels during the week of International Women's Day. Staff and students can see who was nominated and the comments from those nominating them here.

Gender equality in clinical education podcast

Professor Kate Owen took part in a podcast with TASME TiME to shine a light on the issue of gender inequality and sexism in clinical education. Listen to it here.

Staff and student profiles

We spoke to five members of the WMS community - an MB ChB graduate, an undergraduate student and three members of staff - about their work and how they inspire inclusion in what they do. Read the profiles below.


Dr Gabriela Barzyk-Sheriff

MB ChB graduate, foundation doctor and co-founder of In2MedSchool, a widening participation initiative for students hoping to go to medical school.

Helen Bates

Helen Bates

Final year BSc Health and Medical Sciences student involved in inclusive education initiatives.


Marsha Hughes

HR Business Partner with a particular interest in menopause support. Founder of exercise classes aimed at menopausal women and those who are less mobile.


Dr Beck Taylor

Associate Clinical Professor and public health specialist involved in work to shape the government’s Women’s Health Strategy.


Dr Meera Unnikrishnan

Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences involved in public engagement work, including the School’s work experience programme.