Lincoln celebrates International Women’s Day
This year for the first time the University of Lincoln celebrated International Women's Day with a full day of fabulous events!
The day started with a welcome breakfast followed by an inspirational mini conference entitled 'My Life In Science' highlighting female academics and technicians from the University of Lincoln and the different career paths a degree in science can lead you. Dr Arya Madhavan ran a workshop 'Bodies and Spaces' designed to empower women with confidence while Professor Belinda Colston addressed the very real issue of Impostor Syndrome.
There was a brilliant line up of speakers starting with Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Sue Rigby 'Shakespeare's Sister and other dilemmas' in which she spoke about women in leadership roles and balancing work and family. Professor Carenza Lewis talked about her life as a famous archaeologist (not as glamorous as one would think!) and being an academic. We had a striking exhibition by Dr Sundari Anitha 'Striking Women' followed by a look at South Asian women's struggles for workers rights in the UK 'From Grunwich to Gate Gourmet'. Professor Krista Cowman gave a very insightful lecture on the Origins of International Women's Day and the role it played in the Russian Revolution!
Throughout the day students ranging from undergraduate to post doctorate presented their research in 'Word on the Street' engaging the public and showcasing the vast areas of research taking place by women around the campus, from Maths and Physics to Chemistry and Psychology.
The day was wrapped up with a wine reception giving everyone a chance to 'wine down' and network and celebrate being a woman!
Can't wait to do it all again next year!