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International Women's Day 2019 

Location: Rhyl Little Theatre 
Date: Friday 8 March 2019 
Time: 10:15 - 14:30

Join the National Assembly for Wales, in partnership with the North Wales Women's Centre, to mark International Women's Day - a global celebration of the achievements of women – on 8 March 2019 at the Rhyl Little Theatre.

Guest speaker and world record-holder Steph Jeavons will be sharing her experience as the first person to circumnavigate the globe on a motorcycle – an adventure that took her to 54 countries over four years.

Discussing this year's theme, Balance for Better, Chair and Assembly Deputy Presiding Officer, Ann Jones AM will be joined by Cerys Furlong (Chwarae Teg), Poppy Johnson (Faces by Poppy) and Mair Stephens (Women's Insitute) to discuss their achievements, their inspirations, the barriers women face within society and how they can be overcome.

Help us celebrate the achievements of the women of Wales and beyond in calling for a more gender-balanced world on International Women's Day. 

For better the balance, better the world.  


Guest speaker 

Traveller and adventurer Steph Jeavons is the first person to circumnavigate the globe on a motorcycle, covering all seven continents and 75,000 miles over four years. Steph's next adventure will be to guide the first group of all women bikers to Everest Base Camp in 2019.


Meet the panel 

Ann Jones AM is the Deputy Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales, and represents the Vale of Clwyd in the Chamber. Ann was born and brought up in Rhyl on the North Wales coast, where she has lived all her life.
Ann Jones AM - Assembly Member profile

Cerys Furlong is the Chief Executive of Chwarae Teg, an organisation which works to improve working practices and ensure that women in Wales can enter the workplace, develop their skills and build rewarding careers.

Poppy Johnson is an award-winning hair and makeup artist based in Bangor, North Wales. She is the proud owner of the POISE Academy, which runs both as a luxury salon and also offers courses for those interested in getting in to the industry.

Mair Stephens has been a Women's Institute member since 1981 and was elected as Chair of the Federations of Wales Committee in June 2017.

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