Thursday, 10 March 2016

9 March was the launch of PoWER (Programme fOr Women achieving Excellence in Research).  This two year programme aims to support the University Athena SWAN agenda to encourage and commit to advancing the careers of women in Academia.   Our 50 women contributors will identify the barriers to progression and co-create tailored interventions to address these at individual and community level.   The programme aims to be lively and engaging and we are delighted to be able to host nationally and internationally recognised successful women as key note speakers. 

Rosie Millard, journalist and graduate of the University of Hull, currently Chair of Hull City of Culture 2017 was our first speaker and inspired us today with her amusing and moving stories of some of the challenges she has encountered in her work.  Her generosity is such that she allowed us to record her session and we have permission to share this among our colleagues. 

If you are interested you can follow the progress of the programme @poweracademic  (Website to be launched 1/5/16).   

PoWER with Rosie Millard

Thanks to Yvonne Gledhill, Lesley Gratrix, Peter Draper Claire Kemp and Lizzie Ette for their valued contributions to the success of this first event. 

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