These are the International Women’s Day Events not to miss in London

We can't wait

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We can't wait

Needless to say, one of the biggest days of the year is 8th March, AKA International Women’s Day.

Every year, more and more events are being organised and curated with the aim of celebrating women worldwide, highlighting the progress that has been made, as well as looking at the challenges both new and old that we face. This year’s theme is #BalanceForBetter, with the aim of building a gender-balanced world through collaboration.

As well as celebrating our own incredible Marie Claire International Women’s Day event, in association with the United Nations and Salesforce, we’ve compiled a list of the events that we cannot wait for… see you there!

Get On Board, House of Vans, Saturday 9th March

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This Saturday sees skate brand Vans hosting the incredible Get On Board Skate Camp, an initiative for 90 lucky women and girls looking to inspire a new wave in women's skating. With Vans ambassadors Lucy Adams, Amy Ram, Helena Long and Shani Bru hosting private skate clinics in the morning for women and girls, join the team at the House of Vans for the open Skate Jam & Best Trick Competition from 3pm onwards. Stay to admire their photographic retrospective of professional skateboarding's most powerful women and a watch an intimate screening of Vans Vanguards film in the evening, with live music following. This is not one to be missed.

The Book Club – events running from 3rd-11th March

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Super-cool East London venue The Bookclub is living up to its reputation with its International Women’s Day Programme. From its 'Has anything changed with gender relations since MeToo?’ panel discussion on Wednesday 6th March, to their Bloody Big Brunch, to listening to the all-womxn houseband, rappers, singers and poets jam at the Imaginary Millions Int Women’s Day Special on Sunday 3rd March, this is one for those who want slightly less traditional, but equally as meaningful, International Women’s Day events.

Seven Dials, London - events running from 4th-10th March

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Hosted in one of London’s most iconic areas, this week long International Women’s Day celebration includes a live podcast recording with Scarlett Curtis hosting special guest Chidera Eggerue (aka @TheSlumflower) at the Donmar Warehouse, as well as a range of intimate conversations and workshops with influential founders and leaders from Seven Dials. We’re also super excited for the daily yoga workshops with boutique fitness centre Another_Space.

Tech(k)now Day, The Curtain, Saturday 9th March

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Want to up your tech skills? This event, open to anyone who identifies as a woman, at the Curtain in East London. Expect hands-on workshops offering courses like Android 101, Introduction to Python and beginner HTML/CSS. There’s also opportunities for personal, business and career development - the latter containing ideas on how to make your CV stand out and salary negotiation for women and equal pay regulations.

Audible's Spoken Worlds: To The Woman, The Savile Club - Wednesday 6th March

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Hosting the world’s first ever women’s event at The Savile Club, Audible is celebrating the launch of author Scarlett Curtis’ new podcast To The Woman (to be released on International Women’s Day) with an interactive panel talk that includes TV presenter June Sarpong, author Lisa Luxx and blogger Sangeeta Pillai.

In addition to listening to some of the love letters that have been written and narrated for the podcast, guest will be asked to write and share their own letters to the women they’re thankful for.

Tickets are £7 each - all the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Bloody Good Period, a organisation that helps end period poverty in the UK.

Victoria Fell