Choose to Challenge – International Women’s Day Event

Waterford Integration Services, Europe Direct Waterford and Waterford Libraries came together online on Wednesday 10th March to host a morning with an inspirational line-up of women who have chosen to challenge in celebration of International Women’s Day.


This very special line-up of speakers and performers included Waterford writer Megan Nolan, spoken word artist Sasha Terfous, Health Advocate and performer Osas Iyamu Usideme, street artist Caoilfhionn Hanton, singer-songwriter Minnie Marley as well as inspirational speakers Dr. Lucy Michael from IHREC, Toluwani Akaehomen, business woman and global leader, Jennifer Tejada retired Chief of Police and Anne Nolan from Waterford Integration Services. Journalist Dymphna Nugent was the MC for the event which highlighted and celebrated women’s achievements.


Choose to Challenge – Event Recording


Listen back to Anne Nolan speaking to Geoff Harris on WLR FM about the Choose to Challenge Event and International Women’s Day 2021.

International Women’s Day reminds us that a challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.



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