International Women's Day Festival 2019

Days until International Women's Day 2019








The 1st Fylde Coast International Women’s Day Festival

When: 9th March 2019

Venue: Blackpool 6th Form

Young women, while gaining better GCSEs, are sadly still not reaching the same levels as young men in the world of work, in terms of securing roles and developing into management, leadership and responsibility. This needs to change and we need you to make this happen!

We’re addressing lack of self-belief and ambition, opportunity to flourish and access to positive local role models and positive mentors. More than 400 young women from across Fylde Coast High Schools are descending on Blackpool sixth Form to join the International Women’s Day movement ‘Think Equal, build smart, innovate for change.’

Can you help young women to unravel their proficiencies, unlock their potential, unleash their opportunities to thrive?

There are many ways to get involved with the Festival, to help young women living in our community, whilst positively benefiting your business. Help your business to be socially accountable, and demonstrate a positive and forward thinking ethos to potential future employees and clients across the Fylde Coast.

We’re thrilled to have already gained the support of Kelly Massey Team GB Olympic Champion; local Fylde Coast Woman and Pentathlon GB Medallist Dr Nic Robinson, Jill Gray of Blackpool 6th Form, Jane Cole of Blackpool Transport, Kristen Durose of Red Star Wealth, Helen Broughton of Danbro, Carrie Longton the co-founder Mumsnet, Fylde Council, Inenco, Lancashire Fire and Rescue & Wyre Council.

Working in partnership with Bpm Sports, Blackpool Sixth Form, Elite Margins, Responsible Business Network and Careers Enterprise Company to support young women on the Fylde Coast.

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Sustainability Field – Sponsored by: Regenda Housing

A green field filled with workshop ranging from design your own eco city, build an eco brick to upcycle a bike and tye dye a t-shirt

Happiness Field – Sponsored by: United Utilities

Happiness make the world go round. A field providing workshops from well being to bra fitting, period poverty social action to gender identity, keeping yourself safe and teach yourself kindness.

Innovation & Dreams Field – Sponsored by: Inenco

A field filled with aspirations and imagination, ranging from STEM workshops, coding interactive sessions and careers aspirations. 

Bea-U-tiful Field – Sponsored by: Wyre Council


A Field encompassing confidence, self belief and positive affirmations. Interactive workshops including Make Up Artists, special effects, self-defence and photography. 

This Girl Will Field – Sponsored by: Active Lancashire & Lido Guides


The active field supporting young women to have a go. Workshops ranging from 1st Aid to Citizens Advice Bureau Social Action, introduction to being a lifeguard to Blackpool and Fleetwood Football Community Trusts and many more surprises. 

Hall of Fame Field – Sponsored by: Fylde Council

Our main field, including 35 role models, live entertainment and some special surprises. This is the chill our zone where you can relax over a cuppa on a comfy sofa and talk to some inspirational women.

Heres how you can get involved!

Sponsorship Package 1 = £1,000 (inc VAT). 

You will get full exclusive sponsorship of a ‘field’, business logo on all event material from brochures, adverts and publicity, be included in the social media campaign, inclusion in media coverage. You will have the opportunity to advertise your company and have positive encounters with future employees, clients and referral pathways for your company. 

Sponsorship Package 2 = £450 (inc VAT). 

You will get exclusive sponsorship of a local high school(s) to send 15 young women to the festival and business logo in brochure and in the social media package specific to the high school(s). You will have the opportunity to link your business to a local school to develop community engagement, as well as supporting the opportunities for young people in education, enterprise and employment. 

Workshop Delivery 

Could you/your organisation deliver 4x1 hour workshops on the day, on a chosen theme with interactive, fun and accessible learning opportunities? 

Your organisation will be in the spotlight, not just with the young women who will be very grateful to be benefactors of your help, but as a fair and equal organisation that wants to help make a positive difference and boost talents of the future workforce. 

Volunteer for the day 

Could your organisation provide volunteers to act as Festival diplomats and Field advisors, working alongside other organisation representatives to support the delivery and smooth running of the Festival? 

You’ll be supporting young women to access vital opportunities but potentially supporting your own future workforce too, in playing a part in their community and supporting your CSR commitments. 

Become a role model 

Are you a positive role model for young women? Does your organisation have any positive female role models? We have designed an educational toolkit for each school participating in the Festival to link to a prominent Fylde Coast woman (women) and research their journey and success story. Each school will display their research in our Inspirational/Hall of Fame Field. 

This is an amazing opportunity for you or your colleagues/staff, to tell your journey of overcoming barriers and breaking down gender bias to inspire young women to achieve their goals too.

International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme:


The future is exciting. Let’s build a gender-balanced world.

Everyone has a part to play – all the time, everywhere.

From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence.

Balance drives a better working world. Let’s all help create a #BalanceforBetter

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