Quick facts

When: Friday 8 March 2019 13:00–16:00

Where: PL5, Pontio

Time commitment: 3 hours

This session has already taken place. No alternative dates are currently scheduled.

Inspiring Careers - Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019

Session Aim

Each year International Women's Day (8th March) is celebrated across the world to mark the achievements of women. Bangor University is joining the celebrations with an exciting event highlighting the careers and contributions of women in leadership positions in and around Bangor, as well as providing a University-wide forum for discussion of issues around gender equality that affect all staff and students.

Our speakers work in a range of public and private sector settings and will reflect on their career choices and career paths, their experiences, their aspirations and challenges faced along the way.

Our panel includes:

  • Siân Gwenllian  - AM Arfon
  • Sue Green, Executive Director of Workforce & Organisational Development, Betsi Cadwaladr
  • Frankie Hobro - owner and director of Anglesey Sea Zoo
  • Prof Jo Rycroft-Malone, Pro-Vice Chancellor Research & Impact, Bangor University
  • Prof Carol Tully, Pro-Vice Chancellor Students, Bangor University
  • Prof David Thomas – Head of School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University; Director of Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment
  • Dr Noemi Mantovan, Bangor Business School, Bangor University

We encourage and invite all staff and students to join us for what promises to be an interesting, insightful and inspirational afternoon!

 

Session Overview

Programme

Welcome by the Interim Vice-Chancellor (Prof Graham Upton) and the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact (Prof Jo Rycroft-Malone)

1pm    Towards gender equality in Wales – Siân Gwenllian (AM Arfon)
Siân Gwenllian will talk about the representation of women in politics and the progression towards gender equality in the context of Welsh politics and the Welsh assembly.

1:30pm    Women in the labour market – Dr Noemi Mantovan (Bangor University)
Dr Noemi Mantovan will discuss labour economics and the changes in the labour market due to an increase in the number of women over the last 30-40 years.

1:45pm    No Limits – Sue Green (Betsi Cadwaladr)

Sue Green will reflect on her professional career journey to her current leadership position within Betsi Cadwaladr, one of the largest employers in North Wales.

2pm    Tea & coffee


2:30pm    She who dares… – Frankie Hobro (Anglesey Sea Zoo)

Frankie Hobro will talk about her professional career journey from studying in the School of Ocean Sciences to being the owner and director of the Anglesey Sea Zoo.
    
2:45pm    Facilitating a change of equality in the Environmental Sciences – Prof David Thomas (Bangor University).

Prof David Thomas will talk about the challenges of addressing gender equality, work/life balance issues and equal opportunities for all from the perspective of a (male) Head of School/manager.  

3pm This Bangor Girl absolutely can  – Prof Carol Tully (Bangor University)

Prof Carol Tully will discuss how supporting women, creating equal opportunities and inclusivity are embedded in Bangor University’s approach to the student experience and employability.

3:15pm     Questions/panel discussion

4pm        Close

Please note that some speakers will be presenting through the medium of Welsh. If you need to use the translation facilities please note this in the “special requirements” box below.

Quick facts

When: Friday 8 March 2019 13:00–16:00

Where: PL5, Pontio

Time commitment: 3 hours

This session has already taken place. No alternative dates are currently scheduled.