Women’s Voices 2021 – International Women’s Day

08 Mar

Monday 8 March 2021 10:00 - 15:00

If your charity supports women, girls or those who identify as female, and is looking to reach new audiences, develop a campaign or raise awareness about your cause, then we invite you to apply for a place at Media Trust’s Women’s Voices, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Join us virtually on Monday 8 March 2021 from 10am – 3pm for a day of creative brainstorming and advice with your own dedicated team of media and creative industry experts.

Free advice from media and creative industry professionals

For the fifth year running, we will be celebrating International Women’s Day by bringing together 30 charities that support, campaign and advocate for women, girls and those who identify as female, with 150 media and creative volunteers from organisations such as adam&eveDDB, the BBC, BBH, Channel 4, Dentsu Aegis, Edelman, Facebook, Google, Hearst, ITV, MediaCom and Twitter to help raise their profile and voices, and the issues that affect them.

The event will also feature talks from inspiring campaigners and sector experts.

Brilliantly inspiring, full of great ideas and such an invaluable resource for a small charity like us.

Suzy Lamplugh Trust

How it works

Each successful charity will be matched with a team of two to four media and creative volunteers who have the expertise and skillset to work on your specific communications challenge. We are looking for challenges that focus on strategic communications, digital campaigns or engaging more effectively with your audiences.

You will work collectively with your team of volunteers in breakout rooms to creatively brainstorm ideas before designing a communications action plan for your charity to take forward.

The event will finish with a showcase of key ideas, takeaways and discussion points.

Get involved, get support

To apply, complete the application form below. The deadline for applications is Monday 25 January at 9am. Successful charities will be notified by Friday 29 January.

With only 30 places available, we are looking for strong applications that clearly outline a specific communication challenge that you would like help to solve, along with how this support will impact your charity and the women and girls that you work with.

This year, Media Trust are committed to support charities who focus on helping beneficiaries from one or more of the nine protective characteristics detailed in the Equality Act (2010): age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

Application requirements:

  • UK registered charity that supports, campaigns or advocates for women, girls and/or those who identify as female;
  • Have two members of staff or volunteers available to attend – one who deals with the charity’s communications and one who is a senior leader/decision-maker;
  • Be willing to take part in one case study post event;
  • Please submit a maximum of one application per charity.
  • You can find a full list of terms and conditions here.
  • To find out more information, please contact Carly Bell on carlyb@mediatrust.org.

A time to celebrate women

International Women’s Day is a time to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in history. It is a day to collectively help women advance and we’re supporting organisations to do this by raising the profile of their work.

This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge, which focuses on calling out gender stereotypes and bias.

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can choose to challenge and call out gender stereotypes and bias. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change. Choose to challenge.

Media Trust promotes equality and diversity. We positively welcome applications from transgender individuals and charities working with the transgender community.

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