The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health's School of Health Sciences (SHS), is delighted to host an event to mark International Women's Day (IWD).
The event features four fantastic speakers all at different stages of their careers. They will be talking about their experiences and accomplishments under this year's IWD theme, 'Choose to Challenge'.
Dr Heather Williams, Consultant Medical Physicist, The Christie Hospital, Honorary lecturer in SHS. Heather was recently awarded an MBE for her work as Director of ScienceGrrl (https://sciencegrrl.co.uk), whose vision is to pass a love of science onto the next generation.
Two inspiring undergraduate students
Holly Smith, third year Psychology student, and winner of a 2020 Making a Difference Award for ‘Want Not Waste’, the student run zero waste shop on campus. Holly will be speaking on the subject of "The role of the ordinary woman in sustainability"
Ejiro Melkam, former Biochemist, newly-qualified community midwife, and mentor for young black women who wish to work in music, midwifery or healthcare. Ejiro will be talking about "The Bumpy Road to Becoming a Midwife, and the Rich Rewards of Serving Your Community".
Prof Ijeoma Uchegbu, Pro-Vice Provost - Africa and The Middle East, Chair in Pharmaceutical Nanoscience, UCL School of Pharmacy. Ijeoma is an outstanding scientist with a significant interest in the importance of race equality.
The event is open to everyone including University staff, students and alumni, school children and families.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shs-international-womens-day-event-2021-tickets-141989154383
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