International Women’s day events in Havering

PUBLISHED: 11:17 08 March 2018

Daniel Hadi, Rebecca Mazrreku, Shelley Hart, Lucy O’Conner and Rachel Deegan with rosettes that will be presented to the first 100 runners across the line at the volunteers centre women’s day race. Photo: Shelley Hart.

Daniel Hadi, Rebecca Mazrreku, Shelley Hart, Lucy O’Conner and Rachel Deegan with rosettes that will be presented to the first 100 runners across the line at the volunteers centre women’s day race. Photo: Shelley Hart.


Today is International Women’s Day (March 8), a day dedicated to celebrating the social, cultural, political and economic achievements of women.

IWD, celebrated since the early 1900’s, is a call to action for gender equality with this years theme titled “#PressforProgress.”

Across the country, and the world over, events are being held to mark the occassion.

Several events are taking part in Havering over the next couple of days including one tonight organised by Havering Women in Business.

The free event will include speeches from the Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda Van den Hende, Emma Jones MBE, founder of Enterprise Nation, Sarah Walters, managing director of Made Public CIC and Denise Mortimer, founder of The Fabulous Finder.

The event will take place at the Retailery in Market Place, Romford from 6pm-7.30pm.

For more information about the event visit their website.

And don’t forget it’s not too late to sign up for Havering Volunteer Centre’s 3k or 5k run that takes place on Saturday.

The run is to celebrate International Women’s Day and 100 years of women’s suffrage.

It costs £5 to enter, and all funds raised will be split between the mayor’s three charities - First Step, Dementia UK and Havering Volunteer Centre.

Runners will set off on the route around Upminster Park at 12.30pm, and the first 100 runners (walkers or joggers) back across the line will receive a rosette and certificate.

To register for the race contact or 01708 922214.

If you’ve organised an event for International Women’s Day please send any photos or details to

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