Today we’re thinking all about this year’s theme, #BreakTheBias, and what it means for the unsung heroes working hard to make a difference.

International Women’s Day, or IWD, is a great chance to stop and reflect on the world around us. Although Women’s History Month helps us consider the long and historic triumphs of women throughout history, IWD is a chance to consider what has changed for women and girls around the world today – and what hasn’t.

This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias and is focused on highlighting women in underrepresented industries. Like we said back in our Women’s History Month article, we here at Tutor Trust know just how meaningful a role model can be. Our tutors act as role models for tutees and offer them a way to think about their own education that is personal and empowering. For other fields outside of education, women are routinely underrepresented, underpaid and overlooked. As well as being damaging for those women trying to make it in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), business, media and beyond – it also means that young girls have fewer opportunities to see themselves in positions of power within the world around them.

To celebrate to IWD this year, we asked some members of our Tutor Trust team about the women they admire who definitely #BreakTheBias.


And took some time out of our morning meeting to strike a pose!

We’re thinking about all forms of inequality year round as a charity, and, being considerate of how different marginalised groups are affected is the key to making sure we’re always up-to-date and informed. International Women’s Day might only be one day out of the year, but it’s still a great chance to stop, take stock, and highlight the women in your personal life and beyond that are doing great work!