Inspiring Women in Scotland launches

6 October 2014

On 6 October 2014, New College Lanarkshire hosted the Inspiring Women in Scotland launch event. Ten senior women from government, public and private sectors, and the arts took part in a speed career-networking event talking directly with 100 young girls about their experiences, their job and how they got there.

The high profile ‘career speed networkers’ were:

  • Adriana Konjani, General Manager, Shell Business Service Centre
  • Angela Mitchell, Partner, Deloitte
  • Jackie Killenn, Director, Big Lottery Scotland,
  • Jo Swinson, MP for East Dunbartonshire
  • Kerry-Ann Duffy, Drilling Engineer, BP
  • Mary Contini, Writer and Broadcaster,
  • Maxine Dodd, Chair, Scottish Women in Games,
  • Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor in Chief, Money Week
  • Miriam Gonz├ílez, Partner, Dechert LLP
  • Muffy Calder, Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland
  • Prof Karen Vousden, Professor Cancer Biology, Glasgow University

The aim was to show a wide range of female role models across Scotland, to which young girls can aspire. We hope to encourage thousands of other women in Scotland to join the Inspiring Women campaign and volunteer to pledge ‘one hour a year to talk to girls’ in a state school near home or work about their life experience, job and career route.

Pledge one hour a year to change young lives by volunteering to talk with girls in school

Inspiring Women in Scotland media coverage:

Scotland Tonight STV

Sky News

BBC News

The Telegraph

The Guardian