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International Women’s Day: #choosetochallenge

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on 8 March every year. Going back over 100 years to a National Women’s Day in the US in 1909, it is a day to recognise both the achievements of women and the work that is still to be done to achieve gender parity.

This year Alliance MBS is sponsoring the Northern Power Women Awards, which are a way of ‘reflecting on the last five years of empowerment and shining a light on the change makers of 2020’. As part of the full day Northern Power Women Live celebrations we asked some women how they #choosetochallenge, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day - here are a selection of their responses:

Patricia Perlman-Dee

Former investment banker wealth manger Patricia Perlman-Dee is now a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Employability Lead at AMBS. She describes her how she chooses to engage and shares her advice on how to network and to use time effectively. 

Riddi Viswanathan

University of Manchester alumna Riddi Viswanathan shared her journey helping the representation of migrants and international students in corporate workplaces.

Catherine Millan

Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer, Catherine Millan, describes her experience creating the Diversity Champions Project.

Lisa Maynard-Atem

Lisa Maynard-Atem is the Managing Director of The Black United Representation Network. She discusses the economic and social empowerment of the black community within the Greater Manchester region.

Advice to your 10-year-old self

Women from Manchester share the advice they would give to their 10-year-old selves: