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Are Women Their Own Worst Enemy? Inspiring Womens Day Debate

Are women their own worst enemy?

On 7 March SI St Albans and District held an inspiring International Women’s Day debate…

The panel and audience discussed the question: Are Women their own worst enemy? the answer: yes and no – it’s complicated!

St Albans Soroptimists and sponsors, The Talent Keeper Specialists held a lively debate with an expert panel. The event was broadcast live and is available as a podcast from listen again to 7 March at 8pm

You can read more about the event on this page of the St Albans website

Please scroll down through photographs from the event.


16-IWD19 panel
22-IWD19 audience
12-IWD19 panel

Animated discussions covered: equality, women and employability, domestic abuse, health, societal and media pressure on women and how women experience the criminal justice system.

The event was chaired by The Thinking Woman’s Coach, Dr Jessica Chivers and the panelists were Claire Harvey – Director of Culture and Inclusion at EDIT Development, Min Rodruiguez – head of inclusion and diversity at the Law Society, Chandni Hanif – Luton-based,Director of fashion business Urban HAYA, Dannielle Lemaire – Law student, University of Durham, College rep for DUACAS (Durham University Afro-Caribbean Society) and Dr Laura Abbott – Senior Lecturer and Fellow of The Royal College of Midwives and one of the world’s experts on pregnancy in prison.

Profit from the event goes to the St Albans and Hertsmere and Welwyn Hatfield women’s refuges.

This event marks the United Nations International Women’s Day. The International Women’s Day theme this year is #BalanceForBetter – the better the balance, the better the world…..