International Women's Day 2022 #BreakTheBias


7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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March 8th 2022 is International Women’s Day and the theme this year is to Break the Bias that leads to inequality for women..

“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”

Women’s Action Network Dorset | WAND are pleased to be involved in 3 different activities this year.

Women’s Literature and Dorset Bookshops

WAND is thrilled to be collaborating with Dorset Bookshops over your favourite literature. We asked you to tell us your favourite books written by, for, about or, to inspire, women. And this is what you told us.

Your Top 4 Favourites

Girl Women Other | Bernadine Evaristo

We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Invisible Women | Caroline Criado Pérez

A Room of One’s Own | Virginia Woolf

And here are your Longists of fiction and non-fiction favourites.

Longlist of Fiction

Longlist of Non-Fiction

The Power | Naomi Alderman

Woman on the Edge of Time | Marge Piercy

Witch Light | Susan Fletcher

Women Who Run With The Wolves | Clarissa Pinkola Estés

The Lost Apothecary | Sarah Penner

The Bloody Chamber | Angela Carter

The Colour Purple | Alice Walker

Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K Le Guin

The Mercies | Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Of Women and Salt | Gabriela Garcia

Prelude & Other Stories | Katherine Mansfield

The Handmaid’s Tale  Margaret Atwood

A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes

The Awakening | Kate Chopin

Salt Slow | Julia Armfield

The Doll Factory | Elizabeth Macneal

The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison

The Golden Notebook | Doris Lessing


The Happy Balance | Megan Hallett

Quit Like a Woman | Holly Whitaker

Sex Matters | Alyson J McGregor

Bad Feminist | Roxanne Gay

Vagina a New Biography | Naomi Wolf

Women, Race & Class | Angela Davis

Cracking the Menopause While Keeping Yourself Together | Mariella Frostrup & Alice Smellie

A Bigger Picture | Vanessa Nakate

Think Like a Bread-winner | Jennifer Barrett

Going With the Boys | Judith Mackrell

The Moment of Lift | Melinda Gates

It’s Not About the Burqa | Mariam Khan

Constellations – Reflections From Life | Sinéad Gleeson


Bookshops across Dorset will be displaying some of these incredible books along with information about how to get involved in this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #BreakTheBias

Introducing #WANDWith Interviews

On Tuesday 8th March we will be launching our brand new #WANDWith series of interviews with high profile and influential women of Dorset. We are thrilled to be kicking off this series with Scientist and Presenter Dr Anjana Khatwa or known as @jurassicg1rl by her many followers.

Our #WANDWith interviews will be asking Dorset decision makers and influencers 6 questions about their values, their life lessons and the things that are important to them as female leaders in their fields. Follow our social media @DorsetWomen to here from Anjana and to find out who’s up next.

Metamorphosis Art and Music Event

Metamorphosis is a joyful celebration of art and music of feminine perspective and our ability to transform and adapt to life’s circumstances and challenges. Art will be displayed from female artists from across the county showcasing their unique interpretations of the theme.

The event takes place at The Chapel In The Garden in Bridport on 5th March 2022 between 7pm and 11pm. Tickets are £10. Turn up on the night or book tickets in advance here.


The Chapel in the Garden

49 East Street



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