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Choosing to challenge

Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Monday 8 March 2021 (13:00-14:15)

Join the HR team as we welcome three inspirational women leaders and University alumnae to talk about their careers. Our speakers Asha Devi, Cath Hannon and Alethea Fuller have all developed successful careers in areas where women are under-represented. In this event introduced by HR Director Gillian McGratten, our speakers will share stories of how they have "Chosen to challenge" and reflect on women's equality in the workplace.

Asha Devi is a structural engineer who has been responsible for the development of some of the iconic buildings and landmarks in Birmingham and around the globe. The projects she has been involved with include Brindleyplace, HSBC tower at Canary Wharf, World Trade Centre, NY and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. 

Dr Cath Hannon was born, lived and educated in Handsworth, Birmingham. Starting on the beat in Handsworth she spent over 30 years policing the West Midlands, leading national and international multi agency teams before retiring as a Detective Superintendent in 2010. 

Alethea Fuller has a background working in community safety and local government. She is currently the Deputy Chief Executive of the Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, which oversees the effectiveness of policing and crime reduction across the West Midlands.

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