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International Women's Day 2019


Friday 8 March is International Women's Day. This year’s theme is #balanceforbetter based on the premise that the better the balance, the better the world. Here, colleagues from across our university share their perspectives.

There will also be a series of events taking place across the University and beyond, all of which are underpinned by principals of equality and social justice.

male and female bathroom sign

Guest Lecture - What about the Balance? by Charlotte Valeur

We are proud to welcome the new Chair of the IoD, Charlotte Valeur, who will deliver the Institute’s annual lecture as part of our Leeds Business School Guest Lecture Series.

Date/Time: 5 March, 18:00 - 19:00

Location: Leeds Beckett University, Rose Bowl, City Campus

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Professor Jayne Raisborough

Dieting: why we started and why we must stop

As part of the Leeds Cultural Conversations Series, Professor Jayne Raisborough will be hosting this session asking why dieting dominates most women’s lives.

Date/Time: 6 March, 12:30 - 1:30

Location: Sullivan Room, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds LS1 3AD

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Construction Industry skills panel discussion

A lunchtime discussion on the highly topical issue of future skills for construction professionals and how to tackle the growing skills crisis. Lead by a panel of senior sector professionals from across the industry.

Date/Time: 7 March, 12:00 - 13:30

Location: Shulmans Solicitors, 10 Wellington Pl, Leeds, LS1 4AP

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Carnegie womens rugby team

Carnegie School of Sport Celebrating International Women’s Day

The Carnegie School of Sport are celebrating their longstanding commitment to #BalanceforBetter by hosting a carnegieXchange event that showcases our women’s sport research.

Date/Time: 8 March, 10:00 - 17:00

Location: Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, Jubilee Room

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Dr Shona Hunter

How white people can talk about race

Dr Shona Hunter, a Reader in the Carnegie School of Education will talk about new ways of thinking about white supremacy and racialised power and vulnerability developed through her engagements with feminist and decolonial ideas of intersectionality.

Date/Time: 8 March, 13:00 - 14:00

Location: Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), RSA House, London (Online Live Stream available)

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Research Spotlight

'Learning to be Old' represents the main themes from interviews with 60 women aged from 40 - 101 years who were asked to share what was good about ageing. 

An ISRF fund research project led by Professor Jayne Raisborough

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