Diversity Gains: 'BME Women and Career Opportunities'

Posted by tf97 at Feb 18, 2016 03:35 PM |
DICE unit celebrated One World week with the Students' Union by organising a talk about BME women and career opportunities.
Diversity Gains: 'BME Women and Career Opportunities'

A public discussion about BME women and career opportunities.

On Thursday 11 February 2016, members of the public and students and staff at the University of Leicester, and two highly successful local women Mehmooda Duke and Rohini Corfield, took part in a public discussion focusing on barriers, career opportunities and the extraordinary work achievements of women from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds.

Our discussants shared their experiences as a BME women growing up in Britain, and on how they tackled the institutional, overt and subtle forms of racism that they experienced early in life and occasionally throughout their education and career paths. They also gave our audience - particularly the younger audience members - some practical advice on how to pursue their own career aspirations.

This special event were organised by the Student’s Union and the Unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) at University of Leicester as part of One World Week.

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