Women as leaders: overcoming cultural and practical barriers

June 2, 2017

Edinburgh Napier Women's Network - Launch Event, March 2017

Edinburgh Napier Women’s Network launched on Wednesday, 8 March 2017, to coincide with International Women’s Day. This was a vital step in the establishment of a thriving Women’s Staff Network at Edinburgh Napier University, and is open to all staff regardless of gender.

Edinburgh Napier Women's Network - Launch Event, March 2017

As part of the Inclusion Networks at Edinburgh Napier University, “Edinburgh Napier Women’s Network”, founded and managed by Sandra Cairncross, Assistant Principal, Student Experience, is delighted to introduce the network’s next event from 5pm on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, at our Merchiston campus. The event will take the form of a panel discussion with an exciting line-up of external speakers on the theme of “Women as leaders: overcoming cultural and practical barriers”. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate both as part of the panel discussion but also before and afterwards over light refreshments.

Event schedule

17.00 Arrival and Networking with light refreshments

17.30 Welcome

17.35 Panel Discussion – Women as leaders: overcoming cultural and practical barriers (Format – short presentations followed by Q&A)

Dee Fraser, Deputy Director, Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS)

Dee is the Deputy Director of the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS). CCPS represents, supports and champions the work of voluntary sector care and support providers alongside facilitating cross-sector collaboration to address the big problems in social care.

Angela Voulgari, Service Team Leader for Bright Choices, SACRO

Angela Voulgari is the Service Team Leader for Bright Choices at SACRO in Edinburgh. Bright Choices supports individuals, families and communities affected by Honour Based Violence (HBV), intergenerational and intercultural conflict. Angela holds a MA with Honours in Psychology, a Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, all from the University of Edinburgh- although her biggest qualification is her experience of migration and life in a variety of societies and cultures.

Mridul Wadhwa, Training and Volunteer Co-ordinator, Rape Crisis Scotland

Mridul Wadhwa is the training and volunteer co-ordinator on the national helpline at Rape Crisis Scotland. She has worked in the private and public sector in India and Scotland. For the past decade she has campaigned for better understanding and responses for BME women and migrants impacted by Gender based violence as well as the inclusion of LGBTI experiences in our responses to Gender based violence.

18.30  Further networking

19.00  Close

For those who may be interested in attending the event, please email EdinburghNapierWomensnetwork@napier.ac.uk to RSVP for catering purposes. We do hope that you can join the network on the 7th June for what promises to be an interesting evening.

Don’t forget to follow the activity throughout the event on Twitter via the hashtag #EdNapWomen!

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