Wolves to celebrate International Women’s Day across March

International Women’s Day will see the world come together to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and Wolves will be joining in the festivities with a host of stories and activities taking place throughout March.

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day – which takes place on Tuesday 8th March – is to ‘break the bias’ as we imagine a gender-equal world and a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.

While equality is always a top priority at Wolves as the club, it is usually a topic which goes under the radar, but throughout March, the club will be shining a light on the ways Wolves have created a culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive, and an environment where difference is valued and celebrated.

Flagship features include profiles of some of the incredible female staff at Wolves who work in historically ‘male-dominated’ roles, as we explore their inspirational stories and the challenges they have faced in their career journeys.

The month will also put the spotlight on women’s first-team goalkeeper Shannon Turner, who works as a schools educator within the Wolves Foundation, while several of her teammates will be carrying out workshops at schools across Wolverhampton to inspire future generations.

Later in March, wolves.co.uk will unveil a fascinating insight into the increased representation of young female referees in the game, especially across the Black Country, in youth, women’s and men’s football, and how the footballing world is slowly becoming an environment free of bias.

Wolves HR director and equality, diversity and inclusion lead, Zoe Brough, said: “At Wolves, we are proud of what we have done to promote equality and diversity throughout the club in recent years and International Women’s Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate those who make the club a place where differences are valued.

“We all have a duty to create an environment at Wolves where everyone, regardless of gender or sex, not only feel comfortable but inspired to be their true selves, allowing them to perform to the best of their abilities in whatever role they hold.”

All this and more will be available to view across wolves.co.uk and the Wolves social channels throughout the coming month.