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Denman Lecture 2019: Beyond Political Correctness - addressing the true diversity challenge

When Nov 21, 2019
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where The Bateman Auditorium, Gonville and Caius College
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About the Speaker

Helena is well known for her work on gender equality. She founded the 30% Club, a campaign for more gender-balanced boards in 2010. Since then, the representation of women on FTSE100 boards has risen from 12.5% to 30.9% and there are now eleven 30% Clubs throughout the world.

 

Dame Helena Morrissey
Dame Helena Morrissey

Helena was CEO of Newton Investment Management for fifteen years, taking its assets under management from £20bn to £50bn.  She joined Legal and General Investment Management in 2017, leading a drive to engage the nation to invest more, with a particular focus on improving women’s financial wellbeing. She has been named one of Fortune magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leader, the Financial Times’ 2017 ‘Person of the Year’ and recognised for her ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business’ at Lloyds Bank National Business Awards in 2018. She was appointed a Dame in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours list.

 

Helena is a Philosophy graduate. Her husband Richard is a stay at home father, and they have nine children, aged from 10 to 27 and one grandson. Her first book ‘A Good Time to be a Girl’ was named one of Forbes’ five most empowering books for women published in 2018.

 

About the Lecture Series

Established in 1979, the Denman Lecture hosts leading academics from around the world, on topics across the built and natural environment, economics and planning. More.

 

Tickets

Tickets are available through the CULS webpage (https://www.culandsoc.com/events/denman-lecture-given-by-dame-helena-morrissey-dbe/) and are free for students and staff.

The event will be followed by a reception with drinks and canapés.