Women in Business Symposium Programme
  • Mast House, Shepherd’s Wharf, 24 Sutton Rd, Plymouth, Devon PL4 0HJ

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The Women in Business Symposium will involve talks from women from a range of work contexts about their experiences in the work place and academics from a range of scholarly backgrounds with an interest in gender.  The event will provide an opportunity for students and staff to engage with women and subject specialists, to learn about women’s life stories and business experiences, to see examples of high quality research, and to participate in discussion sessions and debates on topical issues. 

Guest speakers include Brigid Briggs, Group Ethics Officer, Rolls-Royce plc who is talking about ‘change and opportunity’. Kate Brookes, South West Regional Board Member and National Advisory Committee for Women in Management, CMI will talk about her journey to the CMI’s Women in Management National Advisory Committee. Rachel Jones, Founder and Director Leading Women UK, will talk about her reasons for creating Leading Women UK and the Enterprise Foundation and why the latter two can impact positively on young women, supporting them to fulfil their dream careers or launch future enterprise. Annabelle Jones, Alumni Sheffield University, will be presenting research in a presentation entitled ‘The World of Work and Words: an insight into the role of communication in the maintenance of gender inequalities and female underrepresentation in the (academic) workplace.' Plymouth Business School staff presenting research include Helen Mortimore talking about 'Dinosaur line managers and their 'gentlemanly point of view'’ and Jasmine Kelland on ‘Gender Issues during the Selection Process’. Jessica Small, Plymouth University Student’s Union Women’s Representative will be giving a talk called ‘Thank you Anonymous: The experience of a Student Union Women’s Representative’. Poster presentations include Olwen Enright, on women leaders in Kenya and Unlocking Potential Research at SERIO, Plymouth University: Understanding Female Entrepreneurship in Cornwall.

Staff and students are welcome to join the sessions.

For further information, contact Dr Karen Jones.

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