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Reminder: leader of Women's Equality Party to host gender equality lecture

Sophie Walker

Alumna and leader of the Women's Equality Party Sophie Walker will host a special lecture on gender equality this week as part of our Alumni Lecture Series.  

The lecture takes place from 6.30pm on Thursday 23 February 2017 in Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus. All staff are welcome to attend.    

Sophie is the leader of the Women's Equality Party, a new collaborative force in British politics uniting people of all genders, diverse ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, beliefs and experiences in the shared determination to see women enjoy the same rights and opportunities as men so that all can flourish.

She worked as an international news agency journalist for nearly twenty years and is an ambassador for the National Autistic Society, campaigning for better support and understanding of autism, particularly in women and girls.

Sophie was elected leader of the Women's Equality Party in July 2015, and in January 2016 was voted to represent the party in the London Mayoral election. She garnered one in twenty of the votes cast for Mayor in London on 5 May.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session led by Ellie Highwood, Professor of Meteorology and Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, and will give you an opportunity to put your questions to Sophie directly.

Please visit the alumni events booking page to register your attendance. Tickets are free but pre-registration is advised as places are limited. Please arrive at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

Further information can be found at the alumni events listing page. For queries please contact the Alumni Relations team on 0118 378 8006 or alumni@reading.ac.uk

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