News Brands Celebrate International Women’s Day
National, regional and local newspapers have covered International Women’s Day celebrations today, publishing inspirational pieces and features, and hosting discussion panels championing women.
The Times and Sunday Times dedicated a range of articles to International Women’s Day, including pieces on five trailblazing women, women in business, and a piece on raising girls with self-belief.
The Evening Express published an exclusive interview with the region’s divisional commander at Police Scotland, Kate Stephen, as well as a piece covering four upcoming events for women’s sport.
The Telegraph published the results of their investigation into the Women’s Super League, revealing that players are paid 50 times less than their male counterparts, as well as running pieces on the impact of the menstrual cycle on women’s sports and an exclusive piece on Google being challenged to end gender bias towards men in “best tennis players” search results.
The Western Mail published a piece calling on employers to make changes to workplaces which would allow women of all ages to thrive in their careers.
To mark the day, the Independent published a special piece outlining seven key issues affecting women that still need to be addressed.
The Scotsman published a dedicated feature on the safety of women.
The Daily Mirror published a powerful article on the bravery of Ukrainian women.
The Newsletter in Belfast published a piece for aspiring female entrepreneurs.
The Guardian has a dedicated live blog, covering events for International Women’s Day all over the world.
The Daily Echo celebrated International Women’s Day by looking back at how women have helped guide the country in the past and how they shape the future.
Behind Local News has also launched the second Women In Local News Awards, as part of celebrations for International Womens Day. The awards have been set up with support from publishers and trade organisations including the News Media Association to celebrate the impact women have had in local newsrooms over the last 12 months.