Exploring the Making of Women Leaders: Examples From the UK

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Dr Meghan Campbell

Dr Meghan Campbell

Senior lecturer in Law, Birmingham University

Dr Meghan Campbell is a senior lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham. Her research explores how the international human rights system can best respond to gender inequality and poverty. She is also the Deputy Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub.

Hannah Lowe

Hannah Lowe, Research Fellow, Dialogue Society

Iysha Arun

Research Fellow, Dialogue Society

Prof Abby Day

Prof Abby Day

Goldsmiths, University of London

Prof Karen Ann Mumford CBE

Prof Karen Ann Mumford CBE

Department of Management, University of York

Professor Karen Ann Mumford is from the Department of Management at the University of York. She specialises in labour economics, applied micro and macroeconomics, and women in economics and has won several awards for her research.

On 23rd March, the Dialogue Society will be hosting “Exploring the Making of Women Leaders: Examples From the UK” for the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW 65). Featuring three key speakers from our panel series entitled “Women’s Empowerment”, this event will explore the challenges that women face throughout their careers across different sectors, and the obstacles to equal representation, particularly in senior leadership positions.

Having hosted a panel series focussing specifically on Women in Politics, Women in Workplace, and Women in Academia, the Dialogue Society has produced a policy paper reviewing and collating the issues raised during panel discussions and formulating policies from recommendations made during discussions. This policy paper, therefore, aims to highlight issues of gender equality through policy recommendations informed by both the shared experiences expressed during the open discussion and themes that emerge from recent literature. Following this focus, this event aims to provide a space for discussion on the issues and recommendations made in this policy paper, inviting participants to reflect on the variety of, yet similarities between, women’s gendered experiences in different work-based environments.

We hope that this event will contribute to the dialogue surrounding the pressures that women, particularly those in positions of leadership, continue to face throughout their career progression and provide further female-led research on issues of gender equality.

You can participate in this virtual event on our YouTube channel. There will be a chance to join the conversation through comments and questions towards the end.

Exploring the Making of Women Leaders: Examples From the UK