Professor Olga Martin-Ortega talks to female academics about their lives and work; the choices and decisions they made to get where they are; the women who inspired them and how to empower women at earlier stages in their academic development.
In this episode I talk to my teacher, mentor and friend Professor Rebecca M. M. Wallace. Rebecca is Emeritus Professor of International Human Rights and Social Justice at Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen) about her journey as the first female the first female law lecturer ever to be appointed at the Law Faculty (University of Hull) to becoming one of the most prominent international lawyers in the UK and beyond, and how she has supported, inspired and empowered many women along the way, me included!
In this episode I talk to Professor Denise Hawkes, Professor of Education Economics and Head of the School of International Business and Economics at the University of Greenwich. We discuss why we chose to pursue higher education and continue studying; the role our gender, ethnicity and background impacts this choice; deciding to go into management and making a difference from the position of Head of School; and the shocking figures we find when looking at gender and BAME gaps and discrimination in academia.