Seeking Aurora role models

AuroraUniversity women are being invited to consider volunteering as an Aurora role model for the forthcoming programme.

A key part of the experience for the Aurora participants is the contact they have with role models during the programme. Aurora role models are women leaders who are considered successful in their roles and have an excellent understanding of their organisation and its culture. The role model’s purpose is to encourage engagement with the topics discussed on each development day.

The University has a small number of very effective Aurora role models* who have attended the programme in the last year or two and we would like to expand upon this. The Aurora programme organisers are keen to welcome women from a variety of different and diverse backgrounds, from traditional and non-traditional career paths, and those working in full, part-time and job share arrangements. As a role model you will only need to attend one development day but you are welcome to attend more if you have the availability.

Further information about the definition of a role model can be found here.

Expressions of interest in becoming a role model, which should include what specific experience and expertise you would bring to the role, should be sent electronically to Jeannette May, Deputy Director of HR and People at Services at jeannette.may@port.ac.uk by 31 August 2016.

*Current University role models are:

Soraya Cotwall (Equality and Diversity)
Karen Heard-Laureotte (FHSS)
Liza Howe-Walsh (PBS)
Claire Nee (Science)
Jane Portlock (Science)
Sarah Turnbull (PBS)
Bridget Waller (Science)
Joy Watts (Science)
Emma Woollard (Finance)

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