Mar 08 2022

Arden Dean and students part of Bentley event

Bentley Event

In support of International Women’s Day 2022, and the development of the next generation of female talent, Bentley Motors invited Arden University's Professor Georgina Harris, Dean of the Faculty of STEM, as well as several Arden students, to be involved in a bespoke mentoring programme in the fields of technology, engineering, design and business. 

Professor Harris was invited to be a panel member for a discussion at the “Forces of Inspiration” event, speaking alongside industry experts, and senior leaders from Bentley Motors in Crewe.

As part of the initiative, Arden University were also asked to nominate four outstanding STEM female students with Sharnay Rebecca Van Hoorn, Varsha Miranda, Channel Yearwood, and Nikoleta Dimova being selected. Those four students will now have the opportunity be mentored by one of Bentley Motors Senior team, as well as the invitation for a one week, all action work-experience opportunity at Bentley.

Sharnay was able to join Georgina at the event, and the pair were collected from the Railway Station by the Bentley fleet, being transported to the venue in a beautiful Bentley Flying Spur before enjoying a VIP tour. 

Professor Georgina Harris said: “I was honoured to be an invited to speak at the Bentley Motors “Forces of Inspiration” event. Bentley Motors already have a wonderful inclusive culture and they work extremely hard to maintain it. All the wonderful people that I have worked with from Bentley Motors go out of their way to make you feel welcome and valued.

"Moreover, I was thrilled that the Faculty of STEM were asked to nominate four of our outstanding female students for a mentoring and work experience opportunity with Bentley. Our students, Sharnay Rebecca Van Hoorn, Varsha Miranda, Channel Yearwood and Nikoleta Dimova should be very proud of their nomination and I wish them the very best of luck."