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Aurora + 1 development day

As part of our International Women’s Day 2018 celebrations the university will be hosting the Aurora + 1 event on 7 March.


Aurora + 1 has been designed to give women working here an opportunity to hear from expert speakers, panel members and subject matter leaders to help them develop their leadership knowledge and skills and to enable them to share ideas, challenges and successes.


There will be speaker sessions from Alison Lowe (pictured), CEO, Labour Councillor for Leeds City Council, Sally Bogg, Head of End User Services at Leeds Beckett University, Aline Hayes, Head of Systems, Lloyds Banking Group and Samantha Pugh, Teaching Excellence and Innovation Fellow/Lecturer in STEM Education, University of Leeds.


The panel session will provide delegates with the opportunity to ask our speakers about their career experiences, successes and challenges and gain a greater insight into what it means to be a woman in a leadership role.


Many female leaders in Higher Education already have access to such events and the Aurora + 1 Event is designed to offer similar opportunities to talented women working in our University. 


Every woman that has attended the Aurora Leadership Programme has been invited to bring along a female colleague who they feel would benefit from exposure to strategic and leadership exchanges and the opportunity to network with senior colleagues.


This event will provide an afternoon of inspiring discussion with women at the forefront of leadership. We are encouraging attendees and participants to tweet using the event hashtag #Aurora+1 and #Pressforprogress.

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