Women in Leadership


WISE at QMUL Women in Science and Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London presents our first meeting of the term, Women in Leadership. Speakers will tackle issues they believe challenge women in leadership, and possible ways of overcoming these. The event will be held in The Shield on the Charterhouse campus, map information below, from 4 to 6pm on Wednesday 24th October.

It is open to all (male and female, from aspiring undergraduate to professor) but you do need to register through the Learning institute course booking site (http://www.esdcourses.org.uk/coursedetail.php course code RW202).

A provisional agenda is as follows:

16.00 Reception, including coffees and food
16.30 WISE@QMUL 2012 by Nela Brown (WISE@QMUL Chair)
16.40 WELCOME to Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry by Professor Frances Balkwill, OBE, FMedSci
16.50 TALK: Bronia Szczygiel (Aspire Leadership)
17.10 TALK: Andrea Palmer, Development & Test Manager (GTEL) and David Jamison IT&S IST (BP)
17.40-18.00 Networking

Professor Frances Balkwill is a Professor of Cancer Biology at Barts Cancer Institute, where she leads the Centre for Cancer and Inflammation and the Cytokine and Cancergroup.  She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and was awarded an  OBE in 2008 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.  A well respected science communicator, she is the Director of Centre of the Cell, a biomedical education centre located within Barts.

Bronia Szczygiel has a scientific research and development career spanning 17 years, and was a founding partner of Aspire Leadership.  Aspire offer tailored 'women in leadership' and 'women in management courses'.  Ms Szczygiel has worked with clients in the public, private and third sector, across many different industries from the shop floor to board level.

David Jamison is Capability Manager at BP. He is responsible for the development and growth oftalent within the organisation, ensuring they have the right development options in place. Travel information to the Charterhouse campus and The Shield can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/howtofindus/charterhouse/index.html.

WISE is an inclusive society aiming to provide information and a networking platform for those interested in female participation in science. We welcome men as well as women, and academics from undergraduate level to professors. WISE is looking to recruit members from medicine and dentistry at QMUL, and would like to welcome you to this event at the Charterhouse campus.