SHS International Women’s Day Event – 8 March 2021

by | Feb 23, 2021

We are very excited about our upcoming event for International Women’s Day, and hope you can join us on Zoom for what is sure to be a fascinating afternoon. 

Our first keynote speaker (4.10pm) is Dr Heather Williams (Consultant Medical Physicist, The Christie Hospital, Honorary lecturer in SHS) who has recently been awarded an MBE for her work as Director of ScienceGrrl, whose vision is to pass a love of science onto the next generation.

Two inspiring undergraduate students are also speaking. 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 Smith, will be speaking on the subject of “The role of the ordinary woman in sustainability” at 4.40pm

At 4.55pm, we have Ejiro Melkam – a former Biochemist, newly-qualified community midwife, and mentor for young black women who wish to work in music, midwifery or healthcare. Her talk is “The Bumpy Road to Becoming a Midwife, and the Rich Rewards of Serving Your Community”.

We are delighted that our closing keynote speaker at 5.10pm will be Prof Ijeoma Uchegbu (Pro-Vice Provost – Africa and The Middle East, Chair in Pharmaceutical Nanoscience, UCL School of Pharmacy), an outstanding scientist with a significant interest in the importance of race equality.

Children are very welcome as the event aims to inspire them with science. If you are restricted for time, please feel free to come along to part of the event (times of speakers given).

Tickets are available here.

Posted on behalf of Katharine Wright, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester