The Women’s Organisation celebrate women who are breaking the bias for International Women’s Day 2022.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘breaking the bias’ and it promotes the philosphy of working towards a world free of stereotypes and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.



The pandemic presented a two-year-long period that proved to be hugely detrimental in terms of progress on gender parity, making an equitable and inclusive world, at times, feel far away and out of reach.

The first International Women’s Day was in 1909. And now, 113 years on, women will still spend their entire lives breaking socio norms, because ultimately and unfortunately, everyday challenges and obstacles for women still exist.

However, women across the world are working tirelessly to smash the barriers of bias, transform our society and create a better future. And they do so unphased, unequivocally, and often unintentionally – it’s almost written into our DNA.


To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8, The Women’s Organisation is partnering with The Guide.

The team at The Guide came along to talk to our CEO Maggie O’Carroll about what International Women’s Day means to her. The interview will be aired on their channel on Tuesday and also features interviews with Elaine Clarke, CEO of Baa Bar Limited.

Maggie O’Carroll said: “International Women’s Day 2022, for me, is particularly poignant.

“The social and economic impact of the pandemic unarguably presented a pause in terms of progress on gender equality – perhaps even a U-turn.

“But what the last two years has also done is show us, perhaps clearer than ever, that women are resilient. Women are fearless. And women are enterprising.

Despite the clear lack of investment and policy that supports women, there are Inspirational women from across the social, political and business spectrum, too many to count, are demonstrably breaking the bias every minute of every day. They live it and breath it. They do it without personal agenda – just women creating better futures for women – and that should absolutely be celebrated.”


The Women’s Organisation are also partnering with Inclusive Companies to present an all-women panel discussion, focused on breaking the bias.

‘Women who #BreakTheBias, a webinar in partnership with The Women’s Organisation and Inclusive Companies, will shine a spotlight on some of the innovators and entrepreneurs who are breaking the mould for women in a range of industries.’

Find out more and register here:

The event is part of a week-long programme, designed to celebrate International Women’s Day and enable and empower the women we help to continue to break the bias. Here is a list of the events on offer at The Women’s Organisation throughout the week.


And many of our colleagues and partners in the Liverpool City Region will be marking IWD 2022 with events and campaigns. Here are some of the events taking place around the city.


Get involved with the IWD2022 conversation on social media, share your stories and photos with the hashtag #IWD2022 #IWD