A joint event run by TCSU, Trinity Feminist Society and Women @ 40
Where Next For Women?
Achieving Change in the 21st Century
Trinity alumna Su-Mei Thompson (1984), CEO of the Women’s Foundation in Hong Kong, joins us for an event celebrating 40 years of women at Trinity
6-7pm on Thursday 16 March in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre
Followed by a drinks reception
Free and open to all
In the 40 years since Trinity first admitted female fellows, women’s educational and career opportunities have been transformed in the wider world – but women are still under-represented in many key areas, including senior positions at university.
How can we change this? What needs to be done to make Higher Education truly empowering for women? And how can we create the conditions for women to thrive in the world outside the university? Join us for an event celebrating how far we’ve come and discussing where we should go next.
TCSU Women’s Officer Raniyah Qureshi (2014), and Trinity FemSoc President Beth Cloughton (2014), will be in conversation with Trinity alumna Su-Mei Thompson (1984), CEO of The Women’s Foundation in Hong Kong, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of women. She joins us to discuss her multi-faceted career which spans the law, media and the NGO sector and the work of her organisation, especially their recent documentary, ‘She Objects’, a short film which was included as part of the Official Selection at the Sundance Hong Kong Festival 2016 and which explores the negative impact of media stereotyping on young women’s ambitions and self-esteem. Among other honours and awards, Su-Mei has been recognised by Debretts/the South China Morning Post as one of the 100 most influential people in Hong Kong. Her TED Talk, Dying To Be Thin, has attracted over 35,000 views.