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International Women's Day 2022

At Metanoia Institute on the 8th of March we promote International Women’s Day (IWD) as an opportunity to remember that everyone has a part to play in creating a more gender-balanced world.  We celebrate women’s achievements, whilst also pausing to recognise the additional barriers to gender parity across the world. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias 

International Women's Day provides a useful opportunity to reinforce the fact that everyone has a role to play in forging a more gender-balanced world. IWD is for celebrating the achievements of women and/or calling for gender parity.

IWD was first celebrated in 1911 with a gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.  Last year we compiled a brief ‘Suffragettes Quiz’ to remember some of the women who fought for a more equal society. Click here for the quiz.

We have recently launched a number of student collectives to help give marginalised voices within Metanoia a platform and a space to create a community.  If you are interested in joining the Female Gender collective please click here.

This year we are pleased to announce on IWD free CPDs event for our students

Creatique: Therapeutic Writing in a World on Fire delivered by Foluke Taylor on the 29th March. Students can register here.

Foluke Taylor is a psychotherapist and writer living in London. Black feminisms provide an ethical steer for her clinical and research practices. It is also from this ground that she engages writing processes as relational, creative, psycho-political, therapeutics. Foluke teaches on the Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes programme at Metanoia Institute and is involved in a range of transdisciplinary collaborations and experiments elsewhere. Her forthcoming work, Unruly Therapeutic: Practices in Living Room is due to be published by W.W. Norton in 2022.

Foluke will talk about her work with creative writing in therapeutic contexts and share some thoughts around critique as love-in-action. The seminar will include experiential activities to illustrate and explore practices of ‘writing with’, drawing on a small selection of black feminist (also sometimes referred to as intersectional feminism) texts.

Janet Davidson will deliver a workshop to celebrate International Women’s Day which looks at empowerment, focussed on the theme of ‘break the bias’  #BREAKTHEBIAS. You can register for this session via Moodle, by clicking here

Janet Davidson is a confident and focused woman in leadership, currently Assistant Principal, Student Services in Further Education, London. Also, a qualified teacher in Lifelong Learning and Post 16 Education, who achieved a Postgraduate in Leadership whilst working and raising a family.  Originally from the West Midlands, background she is Caribbean/Indian descent and moved to the big City of London in 1995 to pursue a career in a role around personal development. 


  • 00:00 - 00:00
  • 08 March 2022