Speakers: Dr Michele Paule and Dr Hannah Yelin, with guest panellists Shaista Aziz, Jane Brady, Laura Coryton, Isabel Adomakoh Young.
This event presents findings from the ‘Girls, Leadership, and Women in the Public Eye’ project. It is aimed at those engaged in work with and for girls – in education, in youth work, in advocacy and activism, and in media commissioning/production – and may also be of interest to fellow scholars.
It offers insights into girls’ understanding of leadership in relation to prominent women, to media representations, and to their own lives.
As well as the project findings, it features girls themselves in conversation with an exciting panel of women leaders.
The project was supported by funding from the Gender and Education Association.
3 pm: Welcome and introductions
3.10-3.50: Girls from a London school interview a panel of women leaders drawn from politics, media, and activism about their experiences of leadership. Our panellists are:
- Shaista Aziz: Journalist (BBC, The Guardian, Al Jazeera), Labour councillor, stand-up comedian, and founder of the Intersectional Feminist Foreign Policy (IFFP) group
- Laura Coryton: Founder of Stop Taxing Periods and author of Speak Up, a book inspiring teenage girls to activism
- Isabel Adomakoh Young: Actor and campaigner for 50:50 Parliament
3.50 – 4.30: Jane Brady (Barrister and board member of The Jo Cox Foundation) interviews researchers Michele Paule and Hannah Yelin about the project
4.30 – 4.50: Audience questions
4.50 – 5pm: Thanks, report access details, and goodbyes