This lecture is part of the Joan Woodward Lecture Series, set up in memory of the late Professor Joan Woodward. Joan was the second ever female professor at Imperial College London and continues to be a role model for women in science, engineering and technology.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Professor Dorothy Griffiths will share her memories of Joan and her legacy at Imperial. We are also delighted to be joined by Dame Inga Beale, former CEO of Lloyd’s of London, who will discuss this year’s IWD theme, ‘a challenged world is an alert world’, alongside her experience of breaking glass ceilings and building inclusive environments within the workplace.
This will be followed by a Q&A with Dame Inga Beale which will be chaired by Faith Ruto, founding director of Transformation21st.
13.00-13.05: Welcome from the Business School
13.05-13.15: Joan Woodward and her legacy by Professor Dorothy Griffiths
13.15-13.45: Keynote by Dame Inga Beale
13.45-14.00: Q&A chaired by Faith Ruto
Dame Inga Beale DBE
Former CEO of Lloyd’s of London, Dame Inga Beale is a British businesswoman with over three decades of experience in the financial services sector. As the first female CEO of Lloyd’s, she played a key role in changing cultural perceptions and highlighting the importance of diversity and inclusion. Inga is a Patron of Insuring Women’s Futures, an alliance of insurance and personal finance professionals helping to improve women’s long-term financial resilience. She served as a member of Stonewall’s Development Council, and was awarded a Damehood for her influential work in driving the inclusion agenda for women and the LGBT community.
Emeritus Professor Dorothy Griffiths
Professor Dorothy Griffiths was formerly Deputy Dean and then Dean of Imperial College Business School. Following her retirement from the Business School in 2013 she was appointed as the Provost’s Envoy for Gender Equality, a role she held until 2017. She has a long term interest in the position of women in management, science and technology and led a number of activities in this area on behalf of Imperial College. She was a founding editor of Feminist Review and is now Chair of the Feminist Review Trust.
Faith Ruto MBA
Faith Ruto MBA is founding director of Transformation21st, an international personal development consultancy helping professionals build confidence, resilience and career clarity; enabling them to thrive in challenging times. Faith designs and delivers bespoke professional development programmes and specialises in coaching leaders, especially women and BAME professionals, to achieve their career objectives.