“Why I #ChooseToChallenge!”

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An International Women’s Day lecture by Honorary graduate Olwyn Silvester.

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  • Time: 6pm – 7pm

In this special online event, Olwyn reflects on her experiences of working in the film and television industry and the continuing efforts to challenge sexism and unacceptable behaviours that exist on and off screen.

Olwyn, originally from Stoke-on-Trent, is a Producer and Managing Director of Bedlam, a film and TV company based in London.

IWD 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge. So, hand up high to show you're in. To find out more about this year's theme click here


You will be able to submit questions to the speakers through the event, please note all questions will be moderated in advance of being published. Due to high volumes received on previous events, we cannot guarantee your question will be answered.

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