The Independent is celebrating International Women’s Day with a range of initiatives and exclusives emphasising its commitment to making change happen.
Highlights will include articles from leading female figures in British society, the launch of the brand-new Independent Women 2023: The Influence List, a new charity partnership and a virtual panel session discussing what being a woman means in 2023.
To read a full list of activity, see the press release here.
Today’s edition features exclusive opinion pieces from Akshata Murty; actress and activist Emma Thompson; singer/songwriter Annie Lennox; Deputy Labour Leader Angela Rayner; British artist Tracey Emin and more. The articles provide a range of perspectives from distinguished women who document the challenges society faces whilst looking to the future of gender equality.
All columns will be posted here.
The publication has unveiled its inaugural Independent Women 2023: The Influence List. The list recognises the 50 most influential women in the UK and those who are leading the way in gender equality across a variety of sectors including politics, business, entertainment, fashion and activism. This year’s list places Camilla, Queen Consort, top of the list with High Court judge Bobbie Cheema-Grubb KC and footballer Jill Scott among those also ranking highly.
Read the full list here.
The Independent also announces its new charity partner for the coming year, Refuge. It represents the first partnership of its kind for The Independent and the first year-long partnership with a news brand for Refuge. The relationship will involve a number of commercial, editorial and internal initiatives to raise awareness and funding for Refuge’s life-saving work, including always-on signposting of Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline, which provides a gateway to services across the country. It builds on The Independent’s long history of working with charities and organisations as a publication dedicated to making change happen.
The Independent is hosting a virtual panel event titled What Does Being a Woman in 2023 Mean? The panellists will talk about their accomplishments as women, overcoming being in male dominated environments and what positive change has taken place over the past 12 months.
The panel will include:
The session will be chaired by Philippa Jenkins (Strategy Projects Editor, The Independent) and is free to register online here.
The Independent has launched a new partnership with Lively Fresh Takes, the content platform and community dedicated to uncovering the latest in creative innovation. The Independent will partner with Lively on the new series of the Fresh Takes podcast, which is dedicated to interviewing innovators to find the insights to help the marketing and advertising industries connect with audiences.
This International Women’s Day, Fresh Takes will be launching a new episode in which Lively’s CEO, Mike White, and The Independent’s Business Marketing and Communications Director, Beth Gordon, discuss changemaking and breaking down barriers.
See here to listen to the podcast.