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Celebrating inspirational women

To mark International Women's Day (IWD) on Sunday 8 March 2020, we are celebrating some of the many inspirational female colleagues, students and alumni who contribute so much to making Teesside University and outstanding place to work and study.

We recognise that equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive and that's why we're proud to support the #EachforEqual campaign.

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Find out more about these amazing women and support the IWD #EachforEqual campaign this year.

 

Power of Women campaign

As part of International Women's Day 2020, Professor Jane Turner, OBE DL, is helping to launch the Power of Women campaign, which aims to lift the aspirations of young women in the North.

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Sharon Gayter

Sharon Gayter

Sharon, Lecturer in Business Management, set a new record running from John O'Groats to Land's End in 2019. She raised money for Mind in memory of three of her friends.

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Kirath Ghundoo

Kirath Ghundoo

Kirath, Senior Lecturer in Textile Design, also runs her own award-winning surface pattern company. Her work has been featured in TheTimes, London Evening Standard, Elle Decoration and Living North.

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Jade Jones-Hall

Recent law graduate Jade is a two-time Paralympian and she won Gold for England in the para-triathlon at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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Professor Amelia Lake

Professor Amelia Lake

Amelia, Professor (Research) in the School of Health & Life Sciences, helped steer a national campaign fronted by TV chef Jamie Oliver to ban the sale of energy drinks to teenagers.

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Beth Mead

Beth, a Sports Development graduate, has represented England at every age level from under-15. She plays for Arsenal Ladies and in 2018 she made her debut for the senior England women's national football team.

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Steph McGovern

Steph McGovern

Middlesbrough-born Steph was made an Honorary Doctor in Professional Achievement at Teesside for her media contributions.

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Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch

Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch

Dot, Professor of Alcohol and Public Health, has been elected Co-President elect of INEBRIA, and worked with NICE to update guidelines on alcohol interventions in secondary and further education.

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Dr Gill Owens

Dr Gill Owens

Gill, Head of Department in the Business School, won Silver in the 2017 World Transplant Games after donating a kidney to a complete stranger.

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Lisa Tomlinson

Lisa Tomlinson

Nursing Associate student, mum and cancer survivor Lisa was recognised for her charity fundraising and campaigning with a Teesside hero Award from Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.

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Professor Jane Turner OBE DL

Professor Jane Turner OBE DL

Jane, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise & Business Engagement), was awarded an OBE for outstanding services to business engagement. In 2019, she received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the Tees Businesswomen Awards.

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