Rising Above Gender and Racial Bias

Saturday 11th March

International Women’s Day conference for Black women (and their allies) in the North of England

 

Following on from the success of previous years’ International Women’s Day conference, Black Northern Women are here again for International Women’s Day 2023. Come and join us and be inspired and empowered.

The theme for our conference this year is Rising Above Gender and Racial Bias and we have a great line up of speakers to share with you how they rise above bias and how you can too. This will be a day of inspiration and information to empower and encourage you, whilst celebrating sisterhood.

There will be panel discussions with Q&As, motivational talks, self-development and more…

Join us for another fulfilling day and be inspired to rise above the bias and not be held back.

Schedule

  • 09:30-10:00 Registration
  • 10:00-10:15 Introduction then opening by Carol Stewart
  • 10:15-11:15 Panel Discussion – How We Rise Above Bias
  • 11:15-11:30 Break
  • 11:30-12:15 Speed Networking
  • 12:15-13:15 Lunch
  • 13:15-13:30 Energiser
  • 13:30-14:30 Panel Discussion – How to Rise Above Bias
  • 14:30-14:45 Break
  • 14:45-15:15 Keynote: Juliet Alexander
  • 15:15-15:45 An Audience with Juliet Alexander
  • 15:45-16:00 Close

Juliet is a double award winning, education, communications and diversity specialist. A pioneering journalist and broadcaster. Presenter of the UK’s first Black news and current affairs magazine television programme, Ebony launched on BBC tv in 1982. Juliet’s legacy will be marked at an event at the BFI (British Film Institute) celebrating Ebony and Black women in journalism and broadcasting on international women’s day 8th Mary 2023.

Juliet has many years of experience working with a range of education and cultural charities. Which challenge stereotypes and champion diversity and inclusion.

As a board member with Talawa Theatre, the UK’s premier Black theatre. Artsdepot, a multimedia venue in Finchley north London. The Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal, which resulted in the iconic statue outside of St. Thomas’s Hospital, the first statue to a named Black woman in the UK. The Amos Bursary, chaired by Baroness Amos which champions academic excellence and professional development in young men and women of African and Caribbean heritage. And as chair of pioneering publishing charity, FHALMA the Friends of the Huntley Archives at the London Metropolitan Archives. I was a founding member of the BBC’s diversity and inclusion forum.

Juliet is a double award winning, education, communications and diversity specialist. A pioneering journalist and broadcaster. Presenter of the UK’s first Black news and current affairs magazine television programme, Ebony launched on BBC tv in 1982. Juliet’s legacy will be marked at an event at the BFI (British Film Institute) celebrating Ebony and Black women in journalism and broadcasting on international women’s day 8th Mary 2023.

Juliet has many years of experience working with a range of education and cultural charities. Which challenge stereotypes and champion diversity and inclusion.

As a board member with Talawa Theatre, the UK’s premier Black theatre. Artsdepot, a multimedia venue in Finchley north London. The Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal, which resulted in the iconic statue outside of St. Thomas’s Hospital, the first statue to a named Black woman in the UK. The Amos Bursary, chaired by Baroness Amos which champions academic excellence and professional development in young men and women of African and Caribbean heritage. And as chair of pioneering publishing charity, FHALMA the Friends of the Huntley Archives at the London Metropolitan Archives. I was a founding member of the BBC’s diversity and inclusion forum.

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