- 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.
Accra, Ghana, 5 March 2015
A 12-kilometer walk through central Accra in support of gender equality organized by Eventstreet Africa. Walk starts near University of Ghana, Accra and ends at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection where Minister Nana Oye Lithur will speak on gender equality and women's empowerment.
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Sydney, Australia, 6 March 2015
Female-fuelled rock n' roll tops the bill on this one-night mini-festival, which showcases female and female-fronted bands from the local music scene. Bands playing on the night include Sydney hard rockers Lillye, high-energy party girls Tequila Mockingbyrd and three-piece Brace for Whiplash.