Vote for us! National Diversity Award


We are delighted to have been nominated for a National Diversity Award in the ‘community organisation – gender’ category.

You can endorse us and leave a comment of support online at:’s day

We are run entirely by busy volunteers, with no paid staff or regular funding and we raise funds all year to make the annual IWD festival happen for Derby. Your support means a lot and we hope our work inspires other cities and towns to put on an IWD celebration too!


We need your feedback


Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us at International Women’s Day Festival, Saturday 11th March 2017 at Derby Market Place & QUAD.
We need your feedback to develop and grow the annual festival and to capture evidence of the impact it makes to secure future funding and sponsorship.
Add your views via our quick online survey at: by 8th April 2017.

We will report the results at our AGM, 7.30pm, Tuesday 9th May at Children First, Leopold Street, Derby – come and join us!

We will also share the highlights via social media.

*** We are delighted to have been nominated for a National Diversity Award *** – and you can add your endorsement to support us at:’s day

Happy IWD Derby!


Join us 10am-4pm on Derby Market Place for free entertainment, family fun, crafts, sports, inspiring workshops and HERstory exhibition.

Here is our magazine with lots of local HERoes and allies sharing their stories, poems and HERstory. We included as much as possible but a fuller online version will come out later this Women’s History Month with more content – you all sent us so much, thank you!

IWD Normanton Women’s Choir


Our choir rehearsals are going well, bringing local women together to sing songs byUniversity logo and about women to celebrate our HERstory when we perform at the International Women’s Day (IWD) Festival on Saturday 11th March. With thanks to the University of Derby Community Fund.

Here are some recordings of our songs and harmony parts for choir members to practice with…

Recorded songs:
Born to fight, Rosa Parks, March of the Women (Suffragettes):

March of the women – each harmony part:…/sets/the-march-of-the-women/s-8cr9K

Tree Song by Jo Lewis (with all the harmony parts):

Another choir singing Wangari:

Another choir singing Nana was a suffragette:

Our next choir rehearsal is Monday 27th February 12.30pm-2.30pm at the Mandela Centre, Peartree Road, and again on Monday 6th March at the same time before we perform at 3pm on-stage at the International Women’s Day Festival Saturday 11th March 2017.

Share our posters! #IWD2017


iwd-2017-poster-imageYou can help us spread the word about Derby’s FREE community festival to celebrate International Women’s Day at Derby Market Place Marquee and QUAD on Saturday 11th March 2017 by sharing our poster:

Save the picture to the right to post on social media>

Download IWD 2017 A4 Poster here (pdf)

Download IWD 2017 A5 Flyer & Programme here (2-page pdf)

Please post on your social media and workplace intranet, your website or blog, print and display in your local school, college/uni campus, library, GP surgery, post office, community centre/hall, local cafes, shop windows and supermarket community noticeboards – thank you!

Tweet a pic of you with our poster on display to @WomensDayDerby