Inspiring Women Event

Updated: Dec 9, 2019


Attention all Business and Human Resource Management Students, there is a great opportunity to attend an event featuring Dee Bradbury, president of Scottish Rugby, who is the guest speaker at the latest Inspiring Women Lecture Series event hosted at UWS Lanarkshire campus on Wednesday 4 December.

A former Police Scotland officer, who up her post at Scottish Rugby in 2018, will discuss her journey to become the first female president of a tier one rugby nation, highlighting what it takes to be a successful leader and the challenges she has overcome along the way.

Intended to inspire attendees to be bold, ambitious and break boundaries these events were started six years ago, and the series has welcomed several inspirational keynote speakers, including most recently Dr Rebekah Widdowfield, CEO of The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said: “Establishing the Inspirational Women Lecture Series was designed to encourage our staff and students to diversify their interests and challenge them to become the next generation of leaders, which it certainly has. The calibre of keynote speakers we have welcomed to UWS is outstanding and Dee is rightly included in this mix of exceptional talent."

"We are already fascinated by her background and getting a perspective into her leadership within a male-dominated sport will be extremely interesting, as well as encouraging and inspiring to many of the audience members who may have similar goals and aspirations of their own.”

In the past year alone, the university has welcomed close to one thousand delegates to participate in events within the Inspiring Women Lecture Series, including its annual conference earlier this year. More than 150 guests heard from a selection of keynote speakers, including senior NASA leader, Sarah Murray, Paralympian champion, Karen Darke MBE, and genocide survivor, Taban Shoresh, followed by the opportunity to take part in free workshops designed to enhance confidence, communication and creativity.

The events are free to attend; however, guests are required to sign up for tickets in advance at. Click here to register for tickets.