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Dee Bradbury, president of Scottish Rugby, will be the guest speaker at the latest Inspiring Women Lecture Series event hosted at UWS Lanarkshire campus on Wednesday 4 December.

The former Police Scotland officer, who took the reins at Scottish Rugby in 2018, will discuss her journey to become the first female president of a tier one rugby nation, what it takes to be a successful leader and the challenges she has overcome along the way.

Created to provide a platform to inspire attendees to be bold, ambitious and break boundaries six years ago, the series has welcomed a number of inspirational keynote speakers, including most recently Dr Rebekah Widdowfield, CEO of The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said: “Establishing the Inspirational Women Lecture Series was designed to encourage our staff and students to diversify their interests and challenge them to become the next generation of leaders, which it certainly has.

“The calibre of keynote speakers we have welcomed to UWS is outstanding and Dee is rightly included in this mix of exceptional talent."
UWS Principal Prof Craig Mahoney

"We are already fascinated by her background and getting a perspective into her leadership within a male-dominated sport will be extremely interesting, as well as encouraging and inspiring to many of the audience members who may have similar goals and aspirations of their own.”

In the past year alone, UWS has welcomed almost 1,000 delegates to participate in events within the Inspiring Women Lecture Series, including its annual conference earlier this year. More than 150 guests heard from a selection of keynote speakers, including senior NASA leader, Sarah Murray, Paralympian champion, Karen Darke MBE, and genocide survivor, Taban Shoresh, followed by the opportunity to take part in free workshops designed to enhance confidence, communication and creativity.

The events are free to attend; however, guests are required to sign up for tickets in advance at. Click here to register for tickets.

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