Inspiring Women in Scotland launches

012

New College Lanarkshire has hosted the Inspiring Women in Scotland launch event. Ten senior women from government, public and private sectors, and the arts took part in a speed career-networking event talking directly with 100 young girls about their experiences, their job and how they got there. The high profile ‘career speed networkers’ were;

Adriana Konjani, General Manager, Shell Business Service Centre
Angela Mitchell, Partner, Deloitte
Jackie Killenn, Director, Big Lottery Scotland,
Jo Swinson, MP for East Dunbartonshire
Kerry-Ann Duffy, Drilling Engineer, BP
Mary Contini, Writer and Broadcaster,
Maxine Dodd, Chair, Scottish Women in Games,
Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor in Chief, Money Week
Miriam González, Partner, Dechert LLP
Muffy Calder, Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland
Prof Karen Vousden, Professor Cancer Biology, Glasgow University

The aim was to show a wide range of female role models across Scotland, to which young girls today can aspire. We hope to encourage thousands of other women in Scotland to join the Inspiring Women campaign and volunteer to pledge ‘one hour a year to talk to girls’ in a state school near home or work about their life experience, job and career route. Register here: http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/about/inspiring-women-campaign.aspx

See some Inspiring Women in Scotland media coverage:

Scotland Tonight STV:
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/294866-inspiring-women-campaign-aims-to-set-schoolgirls-sights-higher/

Sky News:
http://news.sky.com/story/1348497/deputy-pms-wife-i-just-want-what-men-have

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s