Council shows support for International Women’s Day


Today, Tuesday 8 March, the world celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022, a day to recognise the achievements of women and bring attention to the women’s equality movement.

This year, the theme is ‘Break the Bias’, and Solihull Council is encouraging residents to strike the IWD pose and share stories of women across the borough who are working hard to encourage positive change in their communities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to support the women of Solihull who dedicate their efforts to shaping a world where women from all backgrounds are afforded equal rights and opportunities.

Residents can share their stories by using the hashtags #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias and tagging @SolihullCouncil. Submit your #BreakTheBias photo on the IWD website.

Cllr Bob Sleigh OBE, Cabinet Member for Resources (which includes Equalities and Diversity) at Solihull Council, said:

“I’m glad the Council is celebrating International Women’s Day once again, and I look forward to seeing lots of inspiring stories about women’s achievements in Solihull on social media! This year’s theme aims to encourage all to collectively contribute to dismantling biases in our communities, from our schools and workplaces to our social spaces and local organisations.

“No action is too small, every effort counts in the fight to rectify inequality; if there are women you admire with a passion for creating positive change in Solihull, we would love to know! It could be a family member, a friend, a colleague, or a public figure – if they are your local hero, now is the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on them and show your appreciation for the work they do.

“Within the Council, we are asking our employees to share their stories with us too. As we continue in our mission to be a welcoming and inclusive employer.  Acknowledging and praising the actions of women in our community is just one way we are joining the fight to #BreakTheBias in both the workplace and our wider communities.”

Solihull Library Reading List

Solihull Libraries have put together a list of recommended book titles for Women’s History Month. A range of fiction and non-fiction titles is available to browse in physical format, e-audio format and e-book format on the library website.

International Women’s Day Learning Resources

The IWD 2022 website has a range of content available. Individuals wishing to learn more about the realities of discrimination and microaggressions in everyday life can access this self-paced LinkedIn Learning resource. Employers and team leaders can also download useful toolkits designed to help support, retain, and advance women in the workplace.