6.30pm, Monday 7th March, Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings
'Facing the Challenge Leading the Way' brought together three women who have played leading roles in some of the most challenging areas of recent Northern Ireland society and politics to discuss their experiences, female leadership, the obstacles women face and how they overcame them.
Listen to the panel discussion, hosted by UTV's Deputy Political Editor, Tracey Magee below:
Deputy Political Editor, UTV
Emeritus Professor in Social Administration at Ulster University and author of numerous publications relating to poverty, social security and gender
Deputy Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland between June 2009 and March 2014
Chief Legal Ombudsman for England and Wales, and previously Commissioner for Victims and Survivors in Northern Ireland.
1.30pm, Tuesday 8th March, Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings
The demand for women to serve on corporate and public boards has never been greater. This NIABT event, 'Women on Board' gave attendees the opportunity to put questions to experienced board members on gender equality and barriers and enablers that women face when taking up roles on boards in Northern Ireland.
Commissioner for Public Appointments
NB Chartered Marketing & NIABT Board
NI Science Park
(NIABT Board 2011-2015)
5.30pm, Wednesday 9th March, Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings
Why are most commentators men? Where are all the women? Broadcasters regularly say that it is hard to find women to give their views on radio, television or in live debates. No matter how expert they may be in their field, many are hesitant to take part.
‘Seen and Heard’ saw Margaret E Ward, well-known entrepreneur, journalist and broadcaster, host a debate with prominent representatives from the world of broadcasting to discuss under-representation of women as commentators in the media and how it can be addressed.
Entrepreneur, journalist and broadcaster
Head of News, BBC NI
Managing Editor of TV News, RTE
Managing Director, UTV Television
6.30pm, Friday 11th March, Great Hall, Parliament Buildings
As part of the Assembly Women’s Week programme we held a screening of ‘Suffragette’ followed by a conversation with Helen Pankhurst, great grand-daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst.
The award winning film ‘Suffragette’ tracks the story of the women who played an important role in the early feminist movement. Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.