Our Women in Leadership series is all about celebrating, hearing and be inspired by the stories of women who #ChooseToChallenge the status-quo of their respective field. Topics will include #DeepTech Venture Scientists, Engineering Academia and bridging the skills gap through tech. Expect to be inspired by our speaker’s stories of resilience and discover how they leveraged their adversities to lead consciously and effectively.
Dr. Riam Kanso, CEO of Conception X
Riam has founded three businesses and is the CEO of Conception X, an exciting programme that is empowering PhD students to explore deep tech and entrepreneurship alongside their studies. This thoughtful model challenges the idea of classical entrepreneurship which disproportionately favours privileged white males. Join us live to discover more about Riam’s exciting venture and her inspiring story as a woman in leadership.
Wednesday 17th March, 17:00
Jane Butler, Vice Dean of University College London
Jane Butler’s career challenges the reductive stereotypes of where a woman’s place should be in the workplace. As Vice Dean of The Faculty of Engineering at University College London, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Chairperson at Cybertonica and IDEALondon, Jane Butler breaks through the glass ceiling in the most male-dominated environments. Join us to hear more about her inspirational journey.
Thursday 25th March, 16:00
Claudine Adeyemi, CEO of CareerEar
At 16, Claudine was homeless with dreams of being a lawyer but had nowhere to turn for advice and support. Now, Claudine is an award-winning Lawyer and the Founder of CareerEar — an e-learning platform that harnesses the power of tech to address skills gaps and underemployment. Join us for an intimate conversation with Claudine as she shares her story of perseverance and the power of leveraging your difficult experiences to build businesses that empower your community.
Friday 26th March, 16:30