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Inspiring Women

Inspiring Women Student Series

Upcoming talks:

Khursheed Wadia

Dr Khursheed Wadia - Wednesday 14th November 2018 - 1-2pm
MS.04, Zeeman Building, Mathematics

Be inspired by Dr Khursheed Wadia, Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Lifelong Learning.

Followed by networking in the atrium until 2.30pm over tea, coffee and cake.

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Khursheed is a member of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, at Warwick. She has published extensively on gender, ethnicity and politics and has been PI and Co-investigator on a number of research projects funded by the ESRC and EU Commission. She is currently PI on a two-year project funded by the British Academy on ’Forced Marriage Policy in France: a Study of Inclusivity and Gender Transformation’

Find Dr Wadia's research profile here.

Winnie Mak

Winnie Mak - Wednesday 30th January 2019 - 1-2pm
OC0.04, Oculus

Be inspired by Winnie Mak, Founder of multicultural toy company ‘One Dear World’

Followed by networking in the atrium until 2.30pm over tea, coffee and cake.

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Originally from Hong Kong, an international city with mainly Chinese, she got her first in-depth multicultural experience through her MBA programme in Warwick Business School. She then discovered her interest in cultural exchange and later on founded her company, 'One Dear World' when her son was 1 year old.

'One Dear World' is an educational toy company with the vision of nurturing future global citizens. Winnie believes all children, both boys and girls, deserve a doll that represents them so that they can appreciate themselves as they are. Seeing dolls that look different from them ensures that children can grow up with a broad worldview, preparing them to make friends with people from around the world. Hence, she crowdfunded the project in early 2017 and produced a collection of multicultural rag dolls and a children's book called 'London Hat Hunting Mission' that introduces world cultures to young children. The company has recently won the Family Business of the Year by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) London and featured on BBC. Winnie also continues developing her brand by working with not-for-profit organisation and fair trade producer while maintaining a work family balance.

Upcoming Inspiring Women dates

Wednesday 14th November – Dr Khursheed Wadia

Wednesday 30th January – Winnie Mak

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