- Each year, people all over the world organize events around Intl. Women's Day
- CNN picks the coolest conferences, gigs, walks and other events
- Includes: Breakfast with scientists in New Zealand, mother-daughter coding in Luxembourg
London (CNN)Each year, people all over the world gather together to celebrate International Women's Day.
We've trawled through all the global events -- most of which fall at the beginning of March -- to bring you the coolest conferences, gigs, walks and other events that you shouldn't miss.
The list is jam-packed with inspiring women from all walks of life -- among them scientists, comics, musicians, coders, activists and actors.
Whatever you're into, there's probably something for you here.
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada 7 March 2015
Inaugural event features 15 women speakers all from the west coast of Canada with a diverse array of backgrounds will each talk for eight minutes. The topic: How they are changing their world. Slated speakers include entrepreneur and founder of the Ladies Who Lunch network Maria Kritikos; magazine publisher and pro-marijuana activist Jodie Emery; and Bethany Borody co-founder of Ghana-based consultants Amplify Governance. All proceeds from event go to She Talks Scholarship for a young, emerging female leader.
London, 1-8 March 2015
An eight-day extravaganza of comedy, theatre, literature, debate and networking celebrating women and looking at the issues that matter to women today. This year's focus is on male violence against women and speakers include Caitlin Moran, Sarah Brown and Safak Pavey, the first disabled women elected to Turkish parliament. Highlights include a headline gig by U.S. electro-pop maverick tUnE-yArDs and legendary British actress Juliet Stevenson leading a celebration of the life and work of poet Emily Dickinson.