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In Her Shoes: Women in Leadership
Fri 26 May 2017, 13:00 – 15:00 BST
Finish the 'Month of Wellbeing @ Riverside' feeling motivated after hearing the fascinating stories of three inspirational women. This session will explore the obstacles that prevent women from achieving their full potential and provide advice on how to overcome adversity while remaining true to your identity. Whether you are a student, a member of staff or a member of the local community this session will certainly provide you with a valuable insight into women's experiences within a leadership role in education, health and politics and leave you with practical advice on how to succeed moving forward.
Professor Anna Sutton
Professor Anna Sutton began her career as a Primary School teacher qualifying in 1973 from St Mary's College Bangor. In 1984 Professor Sutton was appointed to the headship of an infant's school before moving into Higher Education and teacher training, first as a senior lecturers then as a principal lecturer in Early Childhood and Education. Professor Sutton came to the University of Chester in 2002 and appointed as Deputy Dean of Education. She was appointed as Dean of the Faculty in 2004 and in 2010 became Executive Dean. In 2015, Professor Sutton was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor, Provost at University Centre Shrewsbury.
Dame Jo Williams, DBE
Dame Josephine 'Jo' Williams, DBE graduated from Keele University in 1971 and began her career as a social worker. Dame Williams spent thirty years in local government as Director of Social Services at Cheshire County Council and Director of Social Services at Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council. In 2003 Dame Williams became the Chief Executive of the Royal Mencap Society and later Chair of the Care Quality Commission from 2010 to 2012.
Dame Williams was appointed Dame Commander of the order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2007 New Year Honours for 'services to people with learning disabilities'.
Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Razia Daniels
Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Razia Daniels was born in Dodoma, Tanzania, East Africa and has lived in Chester since 1985. Cllr Daniels was first elected in 2006 to represent Handbridge and St Mary’s Ward on Chester City Council. In 2008 and 2011 she was elected to represent the Handbridge Park Ward of Cheshire West and Chester Council which consists of Handbridge, Westminster Park and Curzon Park. In 2015 she was re-elected.
Cllr Daniels has served on several committees and played a significant role as Member Champion for Equality and Diversity helping Cheshire West and Chester Council to secure the highest Excellent Level of The Equality Framework for Local Government. It was the first authority in the North West to receive this award.
There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions to our speakers.