Celebrating International Women's Day in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets Council is celebrating International Women's Day, International Women's Week and Women's History Month in March.

The council is focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment - and across the borough, a range of wonderful events, including talks, documentaries, exhibitions and more, are taking place to celebrate women’s contributions to society.

To mark International Women's Day on 8 March, we have also produced a series of short videos featuring some of the many women who are making a difference in Tower Hamlets. These women all hold senior roles within the council, and they have opened up about what inspires them and why it's so important to mark International Women's Day.

Watch now to find out about their experiences and hear their motivating words for women and girls in Tower Hamlets, and beyond.

Councillor Asma Begum, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Equalities:


Councillor Rachel Blake, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Air Quality:


Councillor Denise Jones, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing: 


Councillor Amina Ali, Cabinet Member for Culture, Arts and Brexit:


Debbie Jones, Corporate Director for Children and Culture:


Denise Radley, Corporate Director for Health, Adults and Community:


Asmat Hussain, Corporate Director for Governance:


Ann Corbett, Divisional Director for Community Safety:


Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officers Joanne Woodgates, Minerva Brown and Sharmila O'Flaherty (left to right):


If you enjoyed watching these videos, let us know on social media using the #InternationalWomensDay or share them with your friends and family.


Posted on Friday 8th March 2019