Students and staff celebrated International Women’s Day at New City College with a host of influential female speakers, who shared uplifting stories of their lives and the challenges they have faced.
The speakers included two New City College Principals, an aspiring politician, a police officer, health and well-being advocates and a disabled actress.
To recognise this globally important day, there was also a live DJ, t-shirt making, affirmation writing, singers and an enrichment fair across NCC campuses – all with the theme #BreakTheBias
Guest speakers at Havering Sixth Form campus included Sonia Kumar, Labour candidate for Kings Norton South; Timeka B, a DJ and Youth Worker; Natasha Gayle, a Self-Development Blogger; Keisha Osmond-Joseph, a Lead Nurse and member of the Sickle Cell Society; Olivia Cherkas and Alexandra Tran, who are health advocates for young women; and Ellie Mason, an award-winning disabled actress.
They each gave accounts of how they are working to fight inequality and create a world where difference is valued and celebrated.