More than 130 women enjoyed an inspiring day which gave them an opportunity to renew their energies and take stock at this Year’s IEU Women’s Conference, Women, Work and the Wider World on 19 August.
The conference was registered for five hours accreditation with BOSTES.
The day was launched with welcomes and opening addresses by IEU President Christine Wilkinson and IEU Assistant Secretary Pam Smith.
Pam paid tribute to the IEU’s Women and Equity Committee, which works to make sure all workplaces are safe and fair. She said the committee had worked hard all year suggesting ideas and speakers for the conference. Any member interested in joining should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In his opening address IEU Secretary John Quessy noted that women are suffering from a new form of discrimination: cyberbullying and trolling.
“I fear that we, as teachers and carers of young people, still have much to teach young people, particularly young women, about online safety and self protection. More importantly, we have so very much more to teach young men about respect and about fundamental human dignity and about what it means to be part of a truly civilised society,” John said.
Keynote speaker Dr Sheree Gregory outlined her in depth research into the status of women in the workplace.