International Women’s Week

International Women's Week is an annual Trinity festival celebrating women's achievements and promoting gender equality.

Katherine Zappone and Gráinne Healy, International Women's Day

International Women's Day 2022 takes place on Tuesday 8th March. It marks Trinity's participation in the global International Women's Day campaign, which has been working for women's rights since 1911.

Please note that details of any event may be subject to change. All events are free of charge but some require advance registration - these are noted below. Venues can be searched on the interactive Trinity map, which also shows the availability of enabled toilets and parking, and hearing aid loops. Details on the physical accessibility of venues can be found here or please contact the event organiser with any accessibility questions.

International Women’s Day 2022: #Break the Bias

To celebrate International Women's Day 2022, Trinity College Dublin is hosting an online panel discussion on the theme “Break the Bias” on 8th March at 10.30 am via zoom. 

This event, organised by the three faculties, is open and free for the general public, Trinity staff and students. As part of this panel session, we will discuss situations in which we experience bias, and approaches to aid in addressing or even overcoming bias, stereotypes and inequality. The panel discussion will focus on biases we all face and we hope to build awareness around Trinity College's efforts to address bias. The work of the Trinity Access Programmes will highlight different and alternative access routes to Trinity College Dublin programmes as we consider the different forms of bias and barriers faced by students, staff and the general public.


  • Dr Jo-Hanna Ivers (Assistant Professor in Public Health and primary care)
  • Dr Philomena (Phil) Mullen (Assistant Professor in Black Studies)
  • Catherine O’Brien (Trinity Access Programmes)
  • Kevin Sullivan (Trinity Access Programmes)
  • Mary Leahy (Head of Employee Relations)

International Women’s Day 2022: Women in Leadership

In celebration of IWD 2022, Trinity Business School welcomes Dr Inga Burgmann to speak about Women in Leadership.

This in-person event will take place on Tuesday, March 8th, 6-7.30 pm at the Maharry Lecture Theatre, Trinity Business School.

Dr. Inga Burgmann was born in Germany and has lived in the USA, UK, Jordan and Uganda. She gained her PhD from the University of Hull in 2007 in business & communication. She then moved back to Frankfurt, Germany to be part of the business development team of a major German bank. She was a project manager during one of the biggest merger and acquisition deals of Commerzbank. From 2010 to 2017 she worked for Doctors without Borders as a Finance and HR Coordinator (countries: Jordan, Uganda and the Central African Republic) as well as a financial advisor (Russia, Uzbekistan/ Tajikistan, Chad, Zimbabwe, Swaziland). Her portfolio encompassed 35 million EUR. Today she is the general director of one of the largest international schools in Berlin.

The enthusiasm and dedication of staff and students from all kinds of societies/clubs/departments/offices / Unions make IWW possible every year. If you're a Trinity student or staff member, you are warmly invited to get involved by holding an event or volunteering.