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The Birmingham Business School Advisory Board Guest Lecture: Jane Cordell

Birmingham Business School (G12), University of Birmingham, O3 on Edgbaston Campus Map
Thursday 23 November 2017 (17:30-19:00)

Positive defiance: a deaf woman’s social enterprise journey

Speaker: Jane Cordell (Director – Result CIC)
Location: Lecture Room G12, Birmingham Business School, University House (PDF - 171KB)

Jane Cordell will explain how her unexpected life story led to the development of Result CIC, a successful social enterprise providing coaching and training to people who continue to be marginalised in society, particularly in times of economic uncertainly.

Jane’s talk will challenge the audience to consider how talent can be ‘hidden in plain sight’ and pose questions to help expand how we develop responsibility in business by working more inclusively and deriving wider societal and economic benefits from doing so.

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About the speaker

Jane Cordell is one of the UK’s leading professional experts on deafness and disability issues in the workplace. She lost her hearing as a young adult but despite this setback rose to a senior position in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where she received 4 national awards for her work with the Polish government on disability rights legislative reform.

A state school graduate of Cambridge and the Open University, Jane is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has worked as a professional musician, teacher, editor, British diplomat, Chair and trustee of several charities and social entrepreneur. 

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