Featuring a number of inspirational speakers and stories, Arden is set to run a weeklong series of webinars, taking place in conjunction with International Women’s Day, starting on the 8th March.
The theme for this year’s IWD is #breakthebias, focussing on challenging stereotypes and breaking down barriers.
Throughout these sessions several exceptional women, including racing driver Caitlin Wood, will share their experiences and offer advice on topics including gender, discrimination, disability, and much more.
You can find more information on the sessions below, as well as links to sign up to them.
#Breakthebias - 'Hard work does not have a gender' with Caitlin Wood
Tuesday 8th March - 18:00 – 19:00
Caitlin Wood is a 25 year old Australian racing driver. She is the first Australian woman to compete full time on the European stage in circuit racing, with the goal of becoming the first Australian woman to win the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
As part of the session, Caitlin will be covering topics including her racing career as well as how it started, what it’s like being a woman in a male dominant sport/ industry, alongside taking risks, working hard & achieving goals
#Breakthebias - Studying with a disability
Wednesday 9th March - 12:30 – 13:15
Laura Pearson joined Arden University as a full time joint honours Criminology and Psychology student, last year. She's a 44-year-old single mum of a 5-year-old and she's also disabled due to a neurological condition. Laura will be joined by Caroline Pike, the Inclusion Services manager.
Join Laura and Caroline as they discuss the support services available at Arden University as they prove should you need the support, it can be available, and anybody can achieve their dreams through academic study.
#Breakthebias – Changing pathways
Thursday 10th March - 12:30 – 13:15
Monika Gudaite is an Arden University postgraduate student is currently making great strides in the field of Human Resource Management. After coming to England aged 17, Monika has gone on to achieve some great things. Monika will be joined by Rowanna Earle-Payne, the Lead Careers Consultant for the Faculty of STEM.
Join Monika and Rowanna as they discuss their personal journeys and how to adapt and succeed when your pathways changes. They will also be discussing the careers support and services that are available at Arden.
#Breakthebias – Seizing opportunities with Georgina Harris
Friday 11th March - 12:30 – 13:15
Join Georgina Harris, our Dean of the Faculty of STEM, as she discusses her personal career journey, the challenges she has faced, and the opportunities that she has made the most of to be such a success in the STEM sector.
Georgina has a successful track record of completing engineering undergraduate and postgraduate degree programme redevelopments, accreditation of programmes and realising her vision for the development of new specialist teaching and learning spaces. Most recently, she has worked closely with the engineering professional bodies to ensure that learning outcomes were delivered regardless of the teaching methodology (online and blended learning) despite the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.