Inspiring Women Celebration Event

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Feeling inspired? You are sure to be after this day-long Inspiring Women: Celebration Event. Packed with amazing speakers and designed to energise and engage, we want you to be a part of it. But at UWS it’s not just about listening, it’s about your own personal development and growth, and that’s why we’ve put on a selection of workshops from which you can choose one to attend. Plus the chance to network, make new friends and catch up with colleagues – what’s not to love?

Our Inspiring Women speakers are:

  • Taban Shoresh (founder of The Lotus Flower and humanitarian activist)
  • Hamira Khan (SDI)
  • Sarah Murray (NASA STEM ambassador and lead on the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Programme)
  • Karen Darke, MBE (Paralympian, adventurer, author and motivational speaker)

From a choice of four parallel workshops please choose ONE only to attend:


Connecting with Confidence - Lesley McDonald

In every walk of life, every workplace, and every career, change has become just about the only constant. Would you like to discover some of the key beliefs that inspiring leaders hold and how those beliefs can help you to thrive even in the face of change? If so come and join us and discover how these beliefs can help you connect with your own inner-confidence.


Vocal Presentation and Confidence- Larry Sullivan

When faced with the task of preparing for an interview or a presentation do you see it as a nightmare or as an opportunity? Few of us are comfortable at first with speaking in a professional situation and even with careful preparation it can still bring a chill to the bravest heart. This workshop will explore techniques for minimising the effect of nerves on the speaker and building confident vocal delivery.


Talking Clean Or Talking Dirty . . . The Difference It Can Make- Vicky Gumley

During this workshop you will explore metaphors and what they mean for you. You will have the opportunity to explore your goals in a creative way and communicate at a deeper level with others with the roll of a dice.

Vicky may be familiar to you as she was one of our amazing keynote speakers at 2018’s Celebration event. We are delighted to welcome Vicky back as one of our workshop facilitators.


Create A More Confident You- Julie Cullen

Do you want the confidence to put yourself forward for promotion/ask for a pay raise/enjoy networking/stop worrying what other people think? Then this workshop is for you. You will learn to challenge your self-doubts and to develop a more positive self-belief through a series of exercises. You will be inspired to stop holding yourself back and to start taking action.

At the end of this workshop you will leave with a set of powerful tools and techniques to help you start your journey to Create A More Confident You.


Feedback for Success…what’s your intent - Graeme Forbes & Susan Grant

We often don’t realise how many opportunities we have to make someone’s day, to help them grow and learn and be the best they can be. Using feedback effectively can create an environment of learning and positivity. Join us to discuss how to identify when to use feedback, how to give it and what impact you can have on those around you.


Who can attend? Anyone: professional or student or otherwise. Plus it is open to those out with UWS and it’s not just open to women, everyone is welcome. (Please note it is not geared towards children under 14 years of age).

When is it: Wednesday 5th June, 9am – 3.30pm

Where is it: University of the West of Scotland’s Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley PA1 2BE

How much will it cost me? Nothing. Absolutely zero. Nada. Zilch. Squat. Zip.

Though spaces are limited so if you change your mind after booking a ticket (that’s not a problem, we realise life can get in the way sometimes) please let us know so someone else can get the chance to take your spot.

What previous delegates have said about Inspiring Women Celebration Days:

The workshop I attended was inspiring and insightful. It was engaging and fun. Everyone participated and there was great connection in the room.

I want to attend more events like this!

This is my first Inspiring Women conference and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.

This is the first Inspiring Women event I have attended. I would encourage others to attend and would like to return again next year.

The Inspiring Women Lecture Series

The UWS Inspiring Women Lecture Series was created to help provide a platform of inspiration and support for female students and staff within the University, though it is open to all. In the 6 years it has been running the series has blossomed into one of the main events within the University calendar, attracting speakers with a broad spectrum of backgrounds, interests and experience. This year’s series has proven to be an exciting and innovative mix of speakers and events, continuing to encourage everyone to be inspired, to be bold, to be ambitious, to break boundaries and challenge thinking. To dream, to believe and to achieve.

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