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International Women’s Day: Creating more successful women

Gay Bell, Chief Executive of Platform Communications will be joining an International Women’s Day panel organised by Smoke Radio, the University of Westminster’s award-winning student radio station, on 12th March.

Despite many big businesses – from a range of industries – celebrating international women’s day and committing to better gender equality in the workplace, there’s still a huge disparity between the amount men and women are paid. It’s estimated that women work an average of two months free each year due to the gender pay gap, with men in the UK earning 17.3% more than women. In tech, an overwhelmingly male dominated industry, men earn 25% more than women.

The reality is that businesses, particularly those in male-dominated industries, need to do less talking about gender equality and be actioning a plan that creates an environment that nurtures women’s talent and enables them to thrive.

In this panel, Gay will join other successful women from all fields and discuss her experience of being a woman in tech; discrimination, bias and stereotypes; overcoming imposter syndrome and the steps women can take to help bring more equality to the workplace.


  • Elizabeth Donnelly, CEO, Women’s Engineering Society
  • Gay Bell, CEO, Platform Communications
  • Mikaela Jackson, Founder, She Almighty
  • Nina Goswamai, Creative Diversity Lead, BBC
  • Petsa Kaffens, Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster

The panel will take place at:

Portland Hall
4-12 Little Titchfield Street
Thursday, March 12th

You can buy tickets here.