Tuesday 8th March 2022

International Women’s Day Banbury

International Women’s Day Banbury is a celebration of the fine ladies of Cherwell. A series of arts, community and business events will be held in March 2022 as part of the global IWD campaign to promote gender equality.


The IWD 2022 campaign theme is


Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can break the bias in our communities. We can break the bias in our workplaces. We can break the bias in our schools, colleges and universities. Together, we can all break the bias - on International Women's Day (IWD) and beyond.

2022 events

We’ve curated a series of arts, community and business events inspired by great women throughout history.


Pop-up shops

Long room

Head upstairs for gorgeous gifts and superb services. IWD Banbury and The Mill are proud to host pop-ups from local independent women making and doing amazing things.


Virtual speed mentoring

Virtual Mentoring Space

When we hold out our hand to the next generation of women in Banbury, we can #BreakTheBias. Our virtual speed-mentoring sessions aim to accelerate this change.


Cinema, cocktails and comedy


New for 2022 our "Frida" space, in Lock29, is a celebration of activism, feminism and friendship.

With cinema, cocktails and comedy, we're celebrating the small wins in the big fight for gender equality.


Creative crafting & classes

The Mill Foyer

Join the IWD flock by folding your own the iconic Origami crane in the colours of IWD with the Colours of Banbury 2022 project.


Art exhibition

The Mill Gallery

Through the year The Mill programmes a number of exhibitions, with a particular focus on local artists, and work that links in with our professional programme of live events. During March 2022 you'll be able to take in exhibitions linked to International Women's Day, gender equality and positive progress.

See the full list of events


International Women's Day Banbury is a not-for-profit project brought to life by Project Manager Ella Barrington and The Mill Arts Centre.

Brought together as 2018 recipients of Banbury Women in Business Awards, they began working together in summer 2019 to bring International Women's Day to Banbury.


International Women's Day Banbury would like to thank the following women and organisations for contributing to our 2022 celebrations. Without them, our events would not be possible.

View all IWD Banbury collaborators