International Women's Day will be marked by the University of Oxford with a celebration of women in music.

The series of events on March 7 will highlight the achievements of women in the music sector and address the ongoing issue of their underrepresentation.

The programme consists of three parts, showcasing female industry professionals, successful music creators, and promising academics.

It will also provide exclusive interactive workshops, discussing contemporary industry challenges and prospects.

Apple’s Elena Segal, Glastonbury's Emily Eavis, and Music Week's International Woman of the Year 2023 Golnar Khosrowshahi will form an expert panel at "Women Leading the Way".

Oxford Mail: Emily EavisEmily Eavis (Image: Emma Hardy)

The "Future Hitmakers Masterclass", facilitated by Girls I Rate, will see songwriters and producers such as Carla Marie Williams, Katie Melua, Miranda Cooper, and JinJin sharing personal insights and guidance.

Oxford Mail: Miranda CooperMiranda Cooper (Image: Emily Marcovecchio)

"For You" will present performances from a variety of musicians, emphasising the importance of embracing diversity within the industry.

These events form part of a larger series of research and events that will culminate in the opening of The Schwarzman Centre in 2025.

This hub for the humanities is set to change the ways Oxford conducts teaching and research, and the way it shares humanities with the world.

With women, trans, and non-binary producers constituting less than three per cent of the music industry, the programme aims to inspire positive change that allow everyone to "come as you are."