International Women’s Day 2023: Editorial Round Up

The Independent marks International Women's Day 2023 with powerful, thought-provoking editorial

  • Independent Women 2023: The Influence List
  • Exclusive guest columns from incredible women from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, art, philanthropy and campaigning
  • Features on misogyny, brands, war, photography, revealing statistics and more.


Guest Columns:

  • Tracey Emin “How does it feel to be a woman? Not good. Today, every bit of me hurts”
  • Bianca Jagger “Male leaders stifle our voices – yet women have proved they are the right people to lead”
  • Debbie Crosbie “If we want more female CEOs, we need women in the office – not working from home”
  • Emma Thompson “Men aren’t all power-crazed egotists. But we need fewer of them in positions of power”
  • Joan Collins “I’ve been a feminist ever since I was old enough to be leered and sneered at”
  • Akshata Murty “How my mother broke the mould as the only woman at her university”
  • Annie Lennox “When one in three of us experience violence, every day is Women’s Day”
  • Joelle Taylor “Why being butch is a part of the female experience”
  • Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu “What does it mean to be a woman? For me, it means being free”
  • Lisbet Rausing “We owe much to history’s female eco-warriors”
  • Jordan Gray “Don’t tell me what a woman is, based entirely on what she is not”
  • Charlotte Tilbury “If you feel and look your most confident self, you can achieve anything”
  • Angela Rayner “Women are the shock absorbers of the cost of living crisis. They need our help”
  • Judi Love “It’s not about shouting ‘we can do it all’ but the choice to do it how we like”
  • Anna Whitehouse “Mother Pukka: I asked to leave early to pick up my child. ‘Sorry,’ said my boss, ‘it’ll open the floodgates’”
  • Ngozi Fulani “I won’t change how I look to be more ‘acceptable’ – and I won’t be treated like a novelty”


Independent Journalists:

  • Editorial “International Women’s Day reminds us we still have a long way to go on gender equality”
  • Amber Raiken “International Women’s Day 2023: What is this year’s theme and how to take part in it?”
  • Maya Oppenheim “Two in five Britons think championing women’s equality discriminates against men”
  • Maryam Zakir-Hussain “In numbers: What is it like to be a woman in 2023?”
  • Roisin O’Connor “Margo Price, Fleur East, and more musicians on what it means to be a woman in 2023”
  • Bel Trew “The universal – and horrible – truth: War disproportionately affects women and girls”
  • Amira Arasteh “International Women’s Day 2023: The female-founded brands to know”
  • Amy Smirk “Women’s History Month: Top photos from The Independent archive”
  • Prudence Wade “International Women’s Day: The one big change activists want to see in the world”
  • Phil Medicott “‘Be yourself’: Lionesses hero Chloe Kelly reveals inspiration behind iconic celebration”


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