Speakers for Schools celebrates International Women’s Day with talks from Leading Female Figures

6 March 2014

Image of 4 womenInternational Women’s Day has been celebrated across the nations of the world for over 100 years; the occasion holds its roots in the continuing fight for equal rights and celebrates the achievements of all women internationally.

This week and next has seen a range of brilliant and inspiring leading women out at state schools this week, taking part in Speakers for Schools in the lead up to International Woman’s Day, Saturday 8th March. The charity hosts this week to highlight the involvement of these inspirational professionals and academics to help encourage and mobilise further industry-leading women to give their time speaking in state schools.

Some of the speakers taking part in our Women’s Week campaign this month:

  • Professor Lesley Baillie, Academic and qualified Nurse of London South Bank University.
  • Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, FMedSci, Principle of Newnham College Cambridge.
  • Professor Muffy Calder, Professor of Computing Science at Glasgow University and Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland.
  • Efa Gruffudd Jones MBE of the Urdd Gobaith Cymru.
  • Amanda MacKenzie OBE, of the Aviva Group Executive.
  • Ruby Mulraine, Executive Producer at the BBC.
  • Lucy Scott-Moncrieff CBE, of Scott-Moncrieff & Associates.
  • Moira Sinclair of the Executive Board for Arts Council England.
  • Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor of Moneyweek.
  • Baroness (Shriti) Vadera, Financial & Strategic Advisor.
  • Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi, Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

As ever thank you to our speakers for their time and to the schools who have organised these talks.