Wall of Women ‘built’ to mark inspirational females

A “wall of women” is being created today (March 8) at Nottingham Trent University to mark its inspirational female staff and students on International Women’s Day.

A “wall of women” is being created today (March 8) at Nottingham Trent University to mark its inspirational female staff and students on International Women’s Day.

Staff and students are nominating a woman at the university who has influenced or inspired them. Those names and reasons for nomination are being written on wooden ‘bricks’ which is forming a Wall of Women.

Angie Pears, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at NTU, said: “The aim is to create an opportunity for us all to reflect on the talents and strengths of the women we work with, the ones who support us, give us drive to succeed, and inspire us.”

The event has been organised by the newly formed Women’s Staff Network established to raise the profile of women at NTU, creating a supportive, aspirational and motivational space for female staff at all stages of their careers.

Economics student Joe Ellis-Tyler, 20, nominated his Quantitative Economics tutor Wenyu Zang.

“I started out being quite bad at the subject and she helped me with it and helped me to pass my first exam which I didn’t expect to do,” he said.

Laura Smith, 21, nominated her friend and fellow Business Management student Lucy Neale, 19 and vice versa as both said they supported and inspired each other.

Laura said: “I think International Women’s Day is about breaking down barriers and recognising how far we’ve come.”

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Wall of Women ‘built’ to mark inspirational females

Published on 8 March 2017
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