Tell us your thoughts on IWD Derby 2013!


Were you one of the 600+ people who visited our celebration of International Women’s Day? We’d love your feedback! Download the form here: Evaluation Form IWD 2013
You can e-mail your feedback form to or post to PO Box 7450, Derby, DE1 0JR.
Or send your comments via the Contact Us page. If you didn’t come, we’d also like to know why to help us plan next year’s event. Thank you!


Women’s Day Derby: “Inspirational”


We are delighted with the impact of our IWD Derby 2013 celebration attended by over 600 people. Here are just a few of the comments we’ve received:
“An inspirational day for everybody. Never seen so many smiling faces in one building!”
“A fantastic event – smiling faces and food for the heart mind and soul as far as the eye could see”
“A wonderful day”
“Relaxing, bright, cheerful”
“Very well organised”
“Excellent stalls”
“Lively, interesting, friendly”

What did you like most?
“Meeting so many positive people”
“Seeing everyone enjoying themselves and participating in arts activities”
“The buzzing atmosphere, inspiring speakers and Dale Diva!”
“The availability of workshops”
“Arts, crafts & science mix”
“The talk with inspirational women”
“Bringing people together”
“Variety of stalls”
“All sorts of women here and meeting up with old friends”
“Police Officer’s speech – great tips about how to succeed” (Dee Collins)
“The inspirational talk from Dee Collins”

Over 600 people at IWD Derby 2013!


Thank you to the hundreds of people who joined our celebration on Saturday 9th March 2013 at the Council House! This was Derby’s biggest IWD event yet. The Create & Innovate theme was enjoyed by a wide age range with over 40 stalls, arts and crafts and science activities. The speakers and workshops were described as inspirational. The entertainment was also enjoyed with the fantastic Dale Diva, Surtal Asian Arts, Hoverla Ukrainian dancers and more. Thank you to everyone involved – especially our volunteers who raised funds to cover costs and secured sponsors to put on this event for the community and thanks to the Council for hosting the event in the newly refurbished Council House.

IWD Derby 2013 Magazine


Thanks to a student project at Burton & South Derbyshire College we are delighted to have a magazine to mark International Women’s Day in Derby. Printed copies will be given out at the event on 9th March. The magazine includes the history of IWD & interviews with local women involved. Film clips of the interviews in the magazine will also be published soon – watch this space. Download the students’ magazine here – enjoy!: IWD Derby 2013 MAGAZINE

Free Creche at Women’s Day Derby


There will be a free creche at Women’s Day Derby next Saturday 9th March 10am-4pm at the Council House. Thanks to Derwent Stepping Stones for providing this & helping busy mums/carers to get the most from the event! Places for up to 2 hours of childcare are limited so arrive early to snap up places for children up to 8yrs in the creche! There are also activities for the kids including face-painting, mothers’ day card-making & a soft play area with thanks to Dedicated Active Dads