Fabulous@50: Transformational Women in Business
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Fabulous@50: Transformational Women in Business

Fabulous@50: Transformational Women in Business

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Stirling Court Hotel

Airthrey Road

University of Stirling

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Join the University of Stirling Management School for their annual panel session where four successful business women will share their experiences about how they have effected positive change, and the challenges they have faced on their journey.

This event is being held in conjunction with the Institute of Directors and One Stirling as part of the many activities happening during the University of Stirling’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, and also in support of International Women’s Day.


PROGRAMME

5:15 Registration and networking at the Stirling Court Hotel

5:45 Welcome from Professor Sharon Bolton, Dean of the Stirling Management School

5:55 Panel Discussion / Question and Answer (facilitated by Caroline Donaldson, Kynesis Coaching)

Dame Denise Coia - Chair, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Hazel Miller - Director of Strategy & Resources, Golden Charter Ltd

Dr Sam Smith - founder and CEO, C-Change Scotland

Celia Tennant - Chief Executive, Inspiring Scotland

7:10 Vote of thanks and close

7:15 Drinks reception and networking

7:45 Close


Note: Although this event celebrates women in business, it is not an exclusive women only event.


PANEL MEMBER BIOGRAPHIES:

Dame Denise Coia - Chair, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Denise Coia photoDame Denise Coia is a clinical psychiatrist and leader in the field of mental health, whose work has been recognised internationally. In addition to current position, Denise is also a Board Member of The Care Inspectorate in Scotland, and Chair of the General Medical Council Quality Scrutiny Group in London.

She was previously Senior Principal Medical Officer Mental Health (2006- 2011) to Scottish Government, Mental Health Advisor to Greater Glasgow Health Board (1998 – 2006).

Denise has a long standing interest in professional and service regulation and was Vice President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Scotland, and Secretary of the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges in Scotland, and Board member of the Allied Health Professions Council UK.

Her research interests have been in supporting individual and families of those with schizophrenia and she was Medical Advisor to the National Schizophrenia fellowship in Scotland. She has supported the work of young researchers through her position as a former Board member of Medical Research Scotland.


Hazel Miller - Director of Strategy & Resources, Golden Charter Ltd

Hazel Miller photoHazel Miller is Director of Strategy and Resources for Golden Charter, who are the leading independent provider of Funeral Plans in the UK. The company is owned by, and work on behalf of, more than 3,000 independent Funeral Directors across the country, and has served over 500,000 customers since it started 25 years ago. Hazel is responsible for strategic planning, product development, HR and internal communications.

Prior to joining Golden Charter two years ago, Hazel worked in various commercial and regulatory roles in the utilities industry, in the UK and US. She is also in the writing up stage of her PhD, and her research interest lies in the resolution of commercial disputes. She has throughout her career, been interested in the practical application of business theories.

Hazel lives in Glasgow with her 12 year old son and has a keen interest in supporting independent film making.


Dr Sam Smith - founder and CEO, C-Change Scotland

Sam Smith photoDr. Sam Smith is the founder and CEO of C-Change Scotland, a not for profit organisation supporting disabled people to live the lives they choose. She also writes and campaigns on issues of equality and social justice.

C-Change Scotland was initially established to support adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues who had significant reputations for challenging services. The organisation has been at the forefront of providing personalised support with and for disabled people in Scotland since 2001.

Sam's interest in disability and social justice was inspired by her involvement with an inclusive youth club as a child. Sam has championed the values of inclusion throughout her academic and professional career. Having completed her undergraduate degree Sam undertook a Masters in Applied Social Research which led to a brief career as a professional researcher. Subsequently, whilst working as a Commissioner involved in the closure of some of Scotland's largest long stay institutions, she undertook her PhD entitled Living with Risk, which explored perceptions of risk associated with adults with learning disabilities who had been assigned reputations for challenging services.

Sam has written book chapters, articles and blogs on disability and equality related issues. She is currently undertaking an LLM in Human Rights Law and has been commissioned to write a book on Human Rights and Social Care. She is currently researching disability and mental capacity particularly issues relating to substitute and supported decision making.

Sam is a Board member of several organisations supporting disability rights and provider organisation development. She offers consultancy in organisational development, creative service design, inclusive practice, individual budgets and human rights. Drawing on academic theory and extensive practical experience Sam is both an informative and charismatic public speaker.


Celia Tennant - Chief Executive, Inspiring Scotland

Celia Tennant photoWith 20 years’ leadership experience in the private sector, chief executive Celia Tennant joined Inspiring Scotland at its inception in 2009 and has since developed a deep appreciation and understanding of the voluntary sector. She has led on the implementation and management of all of Inspiring Scotland’s Funds which have brought over £100million to the voluntary sector to tackle poverty and disadvantage in Scotland.

Inspiring Scotland funds address a range of social issues including youth unemployment, children’s health and well-being, and support for disadvantaged communities to harness their own potential.


Celia previously spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry with Pfizer and as a senior leader she developed a breadth of experience across many areas. She brings a passion and commitment to improving the lives of Scotland’s most vulnerable people and has unparalleled knowledge of the 200-plus charities within Inspiring Scotland’s portfolio.

She is a voluntary board member for several not-for-profit and sporting organisations including the Building Safer Communities Programme Board, the Common Purpose Advisory Group, and is currently Chair of Building Recovery-centred Communities and Reducing Stigma Group – a themed group that has been established by the new Partnership for Action on Drugs in Scotland.

Celia has always focused on people and successful teamwork and was recognised as the Institute of Directors Scotland Director of the Year for 2015 for Family Friendly and Flexible Working.

Celia loves the great outdoors and enjoys pushing herself to new limits through multi-sport and endurance events. She also relishes time spent with family and friends.


PANEL FACILITATOR

Caroline Donaldson, Kynesis Coaching

Caroline’s background combines over 28 years of consultancy with senior line management experience in Operations, Sales, Human Resources and Retail in blue chip organisations. Her experience has contributed enormously to both her level of skill and ability to operate at senior levels, as well as her professional and personal development.

Caroline has extensive experience of working with senior teams and bringing out talent at all levels within an organisation. She has a keen interest in the behavioural aspects of executive and board development, which is supported by over 20 years’ experience as an executive coach.


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Car parking is in high demand on campus and staff, students and visitors alike are encouraged to use public transport where possible. There is an excellent connecting bus service between Stirling Bus Station and the University. Parking options are available both within the Stirling Court Hotel's dedicated parking area, as well as the University's main car park. Please note that the University's parking charges period is in operation until 5pm, and thereafter parking is free.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

E: management@stir.ac.uk

T: 01786 467418


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