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International Women’s Day (IWD) Discussion

Eventbrite - International Women’s Day (IWD) Discussion

Chaired by Natasha Kaplinsky OBE 

Exactly 100 years after the school was established and (some) women got the vote, there is still an urgent need to #PressforProgress. Lady Margaret School (LMS) is hosting a panel discussion around this year's IWD campaign theme on Wednesday 7 March from 6.30pm.

There will be lots for the panelists to talk about. A very appropriate Centenary celebration theme. Research indicates ‘gender parity is over 200 years away'. Can we get there faster? We’d love to hear the opinions and views of our community. 

Join us at a time when the goal to achieve gender parity continues to gain momentum here and around the world. 

Everyone is welcome, so please spread the word. Ask family, friends and neighbours to come along and be part of a lively discussion. 

Put your questions to the panel, or simply listen to an informed discussion about issues important to us all.


Polly Kemp actress and co-founder of ERA50:50 Equal Representation for Actresses created in 2016 to campaign for 50:50 gender balance across TV/film and stage by 2020.  Polly’s 25 year career includes seasons with the RSC, appearing in all 4 seasons of 'The Thick of It' and an early career highlight was a role in Oscar nominated film 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'.

Maria May has 23 years under her belt in the music industry representing DJs, producers and artists including David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith and Pussy Riot.  She is a fierce advocate of Diversity and Inclusion in Electronic Music, a senior agent at CAA, who have pledged 50-50 gender parity by 2020, and sits on the board of advisors of the AFEM and The Frankie Knuckles Foundation.

Lucy Moody is a brand strategist at ad agency J Walter Thompson London. Within the agency she belongs to Female Tribes Consulting, designed to support business design through a female lens. Lucy is the strategic lead on the Girlguiding account, as well as working on Bayer Consumer Care.  In 2017 she became a Women's Advertising Club of London Future Leader.


Were I not already hosting an International Women’s Day press dinner this is exactly the sort of event I would have loved to have come to.
— Sarah Canet, Sands End West


Tickets £10 (+ Eventbrite booking fee) includes a glass of wine or a soft drink (with ticket). 

Students (aged 11+) Free But registration is required for entry and a free drink (with ticket).

Please join us for a drink from 6.30 pm before the event starts at 7.30 pm. 

All proceeds from the evening will go towards our Centenary Garden, created from voluntary contributions, for the benefit of the school and community.

If you would like to hire the Garden for your own use please contact

Earlier Event: March 6
PTA Meeting
Later Event: April 17
PTA Meeting