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Call for speakers

For International Women’s Day Gender Equality Perth is looking for speakers on the theme #EmbraceEquity


Speakers are invited to make a proposal on any topic which explores the 2023 International Women's Day theme #EmbraceEquity.

How is equity different from equality? What does an equitable world look like? How can we #embraceequity in our communities? We would love to hear your thoughts and interpretations on this theme.

Proposals could link to themes including, but not limited to: women’s experiences of discrimination due to intersecting inequalities such as gender identity, sexuality, age, ethnicity, ability, body size etc…; women in hardship; migrant women; women in STEM; women in sport; women in the arts etc…

Successful applicants will be invited to GEP’s International Women’s Day event in Perth to give a 10-15 minute talk on their proposed topic and participate in a Q&A discussion. This event will be open to all gender identities and will be in an accessible venue. There is a Speaker’s fee of £50 per speaker and travel and expenses (including childcare costs) will be provided up to a maximum of £50.

Applicants should outline what they want to talk about and why including how it connects to the theme outlined above.

Applications are open to everyone who identifies as a woman or nonbinary and we particularly welcome applications from traditionally under-represented groups within the community.

Applicants must be available to attend an event in person on Fri 10th March, 7-9pm in Perth, Scotland.


How to apply

Applicants should complete the application form below with a 150 word proposal of what they would like to talk about and a short biography.

If you have any questions please contact

Applications will be considered by the GEP board.


Deadline for proposals: Extended to Tue 31st Jan 2023.

Successful applications will be notified by Tue 14th Feb 2023.

Event details: Fri 10th Mar 2023, 7-9pm, Perth, venue TBC.

Application form

Thanks for submitting!

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