Celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 with Europe Direct Waterford, Waterford Libraries and Waterford Integration Services. The International Women's Day 2023 campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA. Equity means creating a fair and equal world. Challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion.
8th March / 10:30am / free event /
All Welcome but Booking Essential: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/waterfords-4th-annual-global-womens-conference-tickets-524757974227
Speakers and Performers

  • Ali Comerford, Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
  • Obianuju Ekedozie, Chair of Waterford Migrant Integration Forum
  • Dr. Ebun Joseph, Director Institute of Antiracism and Black Studies, Race relations consultant, Lecturer Black Studies and Chairperson, African Scholars Association Ireland (AFSAI)
  • Ojeaku Nwabuzo, Director (Policy, Advocacy, and Network Development), European Network Against Racism (ENAR)
  • Dr. Lorna Gold, author and climate activist in conversation with Grainne Kennedy, Waterford Council's Climate Action Coordinator
  • Jen Harris, CEO of Slí The Waterford Sustainable Living Initiative
  • Dr. Méabh Savage, South East Technological University (SETU)
WLR Journalist Dymphna Nugent talks about Local Projects with our panel:
  • Mary McInerney, Schools Education Worker Mincéirí Port Láirge
  • Karen Reilly, Community Development Worker Mincéirí Port Láirge
  • Nicola Tull, Renew Enterprises
  • Usomine Oshiogwemoh, Local Training Initiative (LTI) Global Pathways to Employment Programme Coordinator
  • Debbie O'Rourke, Community Youth Worker with Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service
Yinashe, Singer Songwriter
MC Anne Nolan, Waterford Integration Services