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Edge Hill celebrates women who are leaders in their field this International Women’s Day

March 5, 2024

Edge Hill University is celebrating women who are leaders in their field with a series of events this week to mark International Women’s Day, Friday 8 March.

The series of public events, which also forms part of the University’s 90 years in Ormskirk celebrations, starts with an In Conversation with Lady Hale on Wednesday.

Edge Hill Honorary Doctor Baroness Brenda Hale will discuss her life and career at the highest level of the British legal system, including her role as President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

Lynda Brady, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), will host the first panel event in a new Lessons in Leadership series, featuring senior female leaders from across higher education on Thursday 7 March, 4pm.

The panel features: Katherine Clough, Director of External Engagements at the Royal Agricultural University; Professor Clare Ozanne, Vice Chancellor and Rector at Liverpool Hope University; and Isabel Lucas, Dean of Faculty of Education at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Women in Law, led by third-year law student Megan Gough, will bring together inspirational women from the law, criminology and policing professions to share their career journeys. Friday 8 March, 5pm.

The Department of Computer Science is hosting STEM Women – Understanding the Gender Imbalance in STEM to discuss why women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and how industry can adapt to facilitate change. Friday 8 March, 12pm.

Edge Hill’s Menopause Café will also meet on International Women’s Day to provide support and the chance to chat; and staff at the University’s St James campus in Manchester are invited to take part in a discussion on women in healthcare professions and women in administrative professions.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Lynda Brady said: “This comprehensive programme of events illustrates how closely Edge Hill’s ethos aligns with the objectives of International Women’s Day. 

“We have been educating, empowering and celebrating women for more than 130 years and I hope our celebrations will offer encouragement and inspiration to all those who take part.”

Discover the full list of events taking place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk campus this week for International Women’s Day.

March 5, 2024


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