Women in Leadership - CHEAD event

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This event will consider women’s leadership in higher education through the lens of art and design, barriers for women leaders in higher education, pathways and routes through for women into leadership roles and mentoring with a focus on intersectional approaches.

What do our higher education institutions need to be doing now to enable women to step into leadership roles that facilitate the development of women in higher education?
How can we address the under-representation of women in leadership positions in the sector?
What are the particular challenges for women taking on leadership roles in art and design higher education?
What can we learn from women who are in leadership roles in their institutions how and what are the key actions they advocate for?
Breakout sessions
Technical: Women leading technical teams, career progression pathways

Collaborative partnerships, civic and place making: Women leading collaborative partnerships

Mentoring: Role and value of the mentor, building a mentor network, allyship

Research: Rebuilding a career – funding, maternity leave, carers leave, promotion

Breakout facilitators include:


Dr Kate Dixon (Director of Technical Services, Manchester Metropolitan University)
Anita Coppock (Technical Services Manager, University for the Creative Arts)
Collaborative partnerships, civic and place making

Dr Rhiannon Jones, Associate Professor (Civic), University of Derby
Dr Rowan Bailey, Director of Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange, University of Huddersfield

Sandra Booth, Director of Policy and External Relations, CHEAD
Professor Catherine Dormor, Head of School – Westminster School of Arts

Dr Catherine Baker, Reader in Art and Health, Birmingham City University
Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan, Professor of Design History and Theory, University of Portsmouth
Period24 Apr 2023
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionNational