The distinguished panel members, entrepreneur and leading figure in the employability and skills industry Janette Faherty OBE; Professor Margaret Brazier OBE of the university’s School of Law; and Naa Acquah, general secretary of the Manchester University Student’s Union, discussed topics ranging from the student movement to the law profession’s reputation and gave their advice to young women today.
Emma graduated from the university in 2010 and comments, “The event was a fairly formal occasion attended by women and men where thought-provoking questions were posed to prominent female figures in industry and well-thought-out answers were given along with insightful anecdotes from panel members.”
Katie, who graduated from the University of Manchester in 2005 says, “I found this debate thought provoking and enlightening. I was astounded by the fact that we are still over 100 years away from the global equality of men and women. There are still so many challenging issues for women to face such as security, welfare, and education, often what we may consider basic human rights. The debate made me feel proud of my own personal achievements and has encouraged me to challenge these issues, not just accept them.”
The full debate can be viewed on YouTube.