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Inspiring Women 2016

We were delighted to welcome Pauline Black to deliver the first ‘Inspiring Women’ talk of 2016. The singer-songwriter, actress, presenter and now published author of ‘Black by Design’ came to speak to a packed Woods-Scawen lecture theatre. She talked about her career and early life as well as her arrival in Coventry from Essex to first study and then become part of the 2-Tone music explosion of the late 1970s.
Sue Bennett Director of Student Careers and Skills, who chaired the event, said:

It was an immense privilege to meet and listen to Pauline. Here was someone who overcame both racism and sexism to carve out her tremendous career. She struck a chord with people and they responded to her authenticity, resilience and amazing style. I particularly loved her line ‘there is always an elegant solution to any problem’ and ‘no one tells me what to do- unless I am in mortal danger."

Feedback was overwhelmingly positive:

This session was excellent. Pauline Black was an inspiring and engaging speaker with a life story that spanned vastly different societal/generational contexts and had clear local roots.”

"I found this event to be inspiring and empowering and Pauline was the perfect choice of speaker especially as a local woman who has achieved so much against so much potential adversity."

“I have never heard such an inspiring speaker – she had so much to say and said it so eloquently “

“Pauline was a very interesting and articulate speaker and was indeed inspiring. I certainly will be attending the next session too.”

Upcoming Inspiring event

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The next Inspiring Women event will be open to both staff and students. Sharon Redrobe, CEO of Twycross Zoo.

A renowned conservationist and winner of Vitalise Business Woman of the Year will be our ‘Inspiring Woman’ speaker on the 24th of February 2016.

Book a place.