"I don't think I'd have written these particular stories if I hadn't spent these years studying in Tooting"

International Women’s Day is an annual event which falls on 8 March each year. It has celebrated the achievements of women around the world since 1911. The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is ‘Balance for Better’ to help forge a more gender-balanced world.

Roopa Farooki is a fourth-year graduate entry medic and published author. She is about to launch a series of children books about black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women in science.

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International Women's Day 2018: Mary Sheppard on being more ruthless in what she says yes to

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, some of our female staff talk about pushing for progress, overcoming career challenges, achieving work/life balance and excelling.

8 March 2018

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International Women's Day 2018: Antoinette Johnson on dealing with rejection and having peace

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, some of our female staff talk about pushing for progress, overcoming career challenges, achieving work/life balance and excelling.

8 March 2018

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International Women's Day: women medics and the First World War

To mark International Women’s Day 2018, Carly Manson, Archivist, Archives & Special Collections, looks back at some of the pioneering women of the past who broke down gender barriers, fighting for an education to become medics during the First World War.

IMAGE- Photograph of the St George’s Hospital residential house staff, with two of the Medical School’s first female students, 1917. Helen Ingleby on the far left, Hetty Ethelberta Claremont far right.

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“Now it’s assumed that women can do it, rather than they can’t” – an interview with our Principal

On International Women’s Day, Professor Jenny Higham, Principal of St George’s, University of London shares her thoughts about women in leadership roles at universities.

8 March 2017


“Let your voice be heard”: celebrating International Women's Day 2017

On International Women’s Day, we asked some of our researchers and teachers to pass on their thoughts about opportunities in science and medicine for women.

7 March 2017