Borders College Celebrate Women’s History Month
There is a lot happening at Borders College to celebrate Women’s History Month; A celebratory dinner for inspirational female staff; an International Women’s Day student café; a display of influential women curated by our Students’ Association and a ‘Let’s Talk about the ‘M’ Word’ event which will encourage us to smash the stigma around menopause and get talking about a life event that affects around half of the population.
The theme of this years’ International Women’s Day is ‘Break the Bias’. This is a fitting time for individuals, organisations and businesses to reflect on the gender inequality that still exists within our society and imagine a world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.
One area where gender inequality certainly exists is in business. In fact, it continues to exist in every single country, and in every single industry. In the UK, it is estimated that only 17% of SMEs are majority led by women. With this in mind, enterprise has become a key focus of our Women’s History Month celebrations.
We are delighted to be working with our partners Young Enterprise Scotland, South of Scotland Enterprise and a host of inspirational local female leaders to put on a varied programme of business and enterprise events including an enterprise marketplace, business workshops and a panel discussion exploring experiences of setting up business from a female perspective.
Borders College certainly has a lot to celebrate having recently been named one of the UKs best places to work for women, and one of the UKs best workplaces for wellbeing. We recognise that we can always be doing more and look forward to listening and learning from our female students, staff and partners to create an even more inclusive environment for everyone studying and working at Borders College.