Celebrating International Women’s Day at Pan-Atlantic University: Breaking Gender Stereotypes and Fostering Inclusion

Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) with great fervor, embracing the theme of breaking gender stereotypes in the workplace and fostering inclusion. The event featured insightful talks, engaging activities, and a vibrant atmosphere aimed at empowering women and promoting gender equality.

Fatumata Soukouna Coker, Co-founder and Chair at the Center for Women & Children Empowerment, delivered a brief yet impactful talk on breaking gender stereotypes in the workplace. Her expertise shed light on the challenges women face in various professional settings and emphasized the importance of challenging societal norms to create a more inclusive work environment.

A docuseries was showcased during the event, featuring women at PAU expressing solidarity and embodying the symbol of inclusion. This visual representation underscored the university’s commitment to diversity and equality, inspiring attendees to embrace inclusivity in their personal and professional lives.

The celebration continued with a creative twist as attendees participated in a Sip & Paint/Tie & Dye session. This hands-on activity provided a platform for self-expression and artistic exploration while fostering inclusion among our female staff members.

The International Women’s Day celebration at Pan-Atlantic University was a testament to the university’s unwavering commitment to gender equality and inclusion. Through thought-provoking discussions, and creative activities, attendees were inspired to challenge stereotypes, embrace diversity, and work towards a more equitable future for all. As we reflect on this empowering event, let us carry forward the spirit of IWD and continue our collective journey towards a world where every individual has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of gender.