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Call for speakers

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


For International Women’s Day 2024 Gender Equality Perth is looking for speakers to talk to us about collectively forging a more inclusive world for women.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is Inspire Inclusion.

“When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance and empowerment…Organizations, groups, and individuals worldwide can all play a part - in the community, at work, at home, and beyond. To truly include women means to openly embrace their diversity of race, age, ability, faith, body image, and how they identify. Worldwide, women must be included in all fields of endeavour.”

Speakers are invited to make a proposal on any topic which inspires inclusion, highlights good practice, calls out poor practice and/or takes action to include and treat women equitably. We especially welcome applications from underrepresented communities, particularly those that experience overlapping inequalities.

Topics could include, but are not limited to: challenging women’s experiences of discrimination due to intersecting inequalities such as gender identity, sexuality, age, ethnicity, ability, body size etc…; supporting women in hardship, migrant women, women in STEM, women in sport, women in the arts, gender based violence, 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. All gender identities are welcome to join us as attendees at this event and it 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 8th 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: Fri 28th Jan 2024.

Successful applications will be notified by Sun 11th Feb 2024.

Event details: Fri 8th Mar 2024, 7-9pm, Perth, venue TBC.

Application form

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