International Women's Day

04 March 2017
Public event:
9.30AM - 2.00PM
Booking required:
Contact information

Name: Francesca Whisker
T: 01642 738232

Come to this free one-day event or drop in when you can. We have a series of inspirational talks and interactive displays and activities across campus. Watch dance performances, try 3D clay modelling and browse fashion, comic and football exhibitions. We have stalls selling lunch, sweet treats, drinks and flowers, and a free crèche if you have young children.

The day will start at 9.30am when complimentary tea and coffee will be served and all of the exhibition and interactive displays will open. There will be five talks throughout the day - all from successful and inspirational women:

10.00am - 10.30am: 'Tales of a northern lass.' Heidi Mottram OBE, CEO Northumbrian Water
Heidi was previously the managing director of Northern Rail and was awarded an OBE in 2009 for services to the rail industry. Now the chief executive of Northumbrian Water, Heidi has led a varied and successful career. She delivers an inspirational talk about what drives and motivates her.

10.35am - 11.00am: 'Women in power.' Sue Jeffrey, Redcar and Cleveland Council leader and Tees Valley mayoral candidate
In 2009 Sue was elected to Redcar and Cleveland Council and in 2015 became leader of the minority Labour administration. She’s one of only two women nationally chosen by the Labour party to stand as a candidate in the upcoming metro mayor elections.

11.00am - 11.30am: 'They said it couldn't be done.' Sade Sangowawa, Managing Director, Cultures Community Interest Company
Cultures Community Interest Company aims to advance the economic, social and cultural integration practices for disadvantaged BME, refugee and migrant communities in the North East. Sade is a strategic thinker with a passion to increase entrepreneurship in disadvantaged communities.

12.00pm - 12.30pm: 'Women and work: my story.' Angela Lockwood, CEO North Star Housing
North Star is a 3* Sunday Times Best Company and Angela has been the CEO for seven years. She discusses how she got to where she is in her career, what motivates her and what advice she has for other women in the world of work.

1.00pm - 1.30pm: 'The legacy of Ellen Wilkinson: the campaign to get more statues of women in the UK.'
Dr Laura Beers & Emma Chesworth

Former Middlesbrough MP Ellen Wilkinson was an inspirational figure who worked her way up from poverty stricken beginnings to become the first UK Female Education Secretary. Laura and Emma come together to talk about Ellen’s achievements, how the campaign has worked and what it means for Middlesbrough and the rest of the world.

Full schedule for the day- drop in at any point.

9.30am: Complimentary tea and coffee served.
Interactive displays and exhibition stands open including; Fashion exhibition, Comic exhibition, 'Make your own fingerprint keyring', ‘Optijump’ – How do you compare to elite athletes in terms of how high you can jump?, ‘Reaction time’ – Our Smart Speed system can measure how quick your reactions are, 3D clay modelling.

9.45am: A dance performance by Teesside University students.

10.00am - 10.30am: 'Tales of a Northern lass' - Heidi Mottram talk (T1.10)

10.00am: stalls outside open selling hot food and cakes. Stop by the Dry Bar for a complimentary soft drink

10.35am - 11.00am: 'Women in power' -Sue Jeffrey, Redcar and Cleveland Council leader and Tees Valley mayoral candidate

10.45am: A dance performance by Teesside University students.

11.00am - 11.30am: 'They said it couldn't be done' - Sade Sangowawa talk (T1.10)

11.30: United Voices choir sing

11.30am - 12.00: Inspirational women in business, a discussion with Joanna Wake, MD RAW Digital

Joanna Wake is a multi award winning entrepreneur, a big advocate for women in business, women in tech, and Teesside. Having worked in the public sector for 8 years, she set up her first business, an online web directory in 2011, then went on to launch RAW Digital Training in 2013.

Spearheading the first of it's kind digital skills training agency, Joanna was determined to up skill businesses with the fast moving digital skills they needed.

11.45am: A dance performance by Teesside University students

12.00pm - 12.30pm:'Women and work: my story' -Angela Lockwood talk (T1.10)

12.45pm:Final dance performance

1.00pm - 1.30pm:'The legacy of Ellen Wilkinson' - Dr Laura Beers and Emma Chesworth talk (T1.10)

Going on around the campus throughout the day:

• ‘The next big thing’ – an introduction to virtual reality (School of Computing)
• Specialist facilities tour (School of Computing) – a tour of our specialist facilities for Animation and Games. Visit our Green Screen, Sound Station and Motion Capture Suite. Our expert staff will provide insights into how special effects and games are created and give you the opportunity to have a go.
• Visit our crime scene site
• Learn how to extract DNA (Stephenson Building)
• Have a go at being a pilot (Orion Building)
• Cast yourself in 3D (Stephenson Building)
• Lifesaving skills (Centuria Building) – choking in children is every parents fear. This interactive simulated session will demonstrate how to manage choking and offer opportunities to practice the skills needed in the emergency situation. Basic life support skills are important for everyone. This fun, interactive session will offer practical instruction for both child and adult resuscitation techniques.

FREE parking is available in the Centuria car park located next to The Curve.

Share |