Dee Bradbury, the president of Scottish Rugby, will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Inspirational Women Lecture Series event hosted by the University at Lanarkshire Campus on 4 December.
The former Police Scotland officer, who took the reins at Scottish Rugby in 2018, will discuss her journey to become the first female president of a tier one rugby nation, what it takes to be a successful leader and the challenges she has overcome along the way.
Created to provide a platform to inspire attendees to be bold, ambitious and break boundaries six years ago, the Inspirational Women Lectiure Series has welcomed a number of inspirational keynote speakers, including most recently Dr Rebekah Widdowfield, CEO of The Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said: “Establishing the Inspirational Women Lecture Series was designed to encourage our staff and students to diversify their interests and challenge them to become the next generation of leaders, which it certainly has. The calibre of keynote speakers we have welcomed to UWS is outstanding and Dee is rightly included in this mix of exceptional talent. We are already fascinated by her background and getting a perspective into her leadership within a male-dominated sport will be extremely interesting, as well as encouraging and inspiring to many of the audience members who may have similar goals and aspirations of their own.”
In the past year alone, UWS has welcomed almost 1,000 delegates to participate in events within this n Lecture Series, including its annual conference earlier this year. More than 150 guests heard from a selection of keynote speakers, including senior NASA leader, Sarah Murray, Paralympian champion, Karen Darke MBE, and genocide survivor, Taban Shoresh, followed by the opportunity to take part in free workshops designed to enhance confidence, communication and creativity.