The third edition of the ‘BP and Clare Hall Gender Equality and Inclusive Leadership’ Symposium aims to further develop key ideas and strategies discussed at the previous editions hosted by Clare Hall in 2017 on the theme of gender equality and inclusive leadership, as well as to assess within this framework perspectives on ethnicity awareness.
The Patron of the Symposium, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University, will deliver one of the keynote speeches. As before, the Symposium has been organised in consultation with the Cambridge University’s International Engagement Programme, the Enterprise and Business Relations Programme, and the Gender Equality Champions at the University of Cambridge.
The symposium is chaired by Anna-Marie Greenaway, Global Director, International University Relations, BP plc., and convened by Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, Fellow and Tutor Clare Hall.
Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Melanne Verveer is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security,
Washington, DC. Verveer served as the first US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, nominated for the position by President Obama in 2009. Before coming to Georgetown, Verveer served for many years in high-level positions in government or the NGO sectors. She currently serves on the Advisory Council on Gender and Development of the World Bank, and holds several honorary degrees. Verveer has also received numerous awards including the US Secretary of State’s Award for Distinguished Service, and is the co-author of Fast Forward (NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016). Verveer is also the Patron of the ‘BPClare Hall Gender Equality and Inclusive Leadership’ Symposium series. Melanne Verveer was recently named one of the top 100 most influential people in global policy on gender by Apolitical.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security seeks to promote a more stable, peaceful and just world by focusing on the important role women play in preventing conflict and building peace, growing economies and addressing global threats like violent extremism. The GIWPS engages in rigorous research, hosts global and national convenings, advances strategic partnerships and seek to nurture the next generation of leaders. The GIWPS aims to document the critical role women can and must play, and to ensure that evidence-based research is accessible to practitioners and policymakers on the links between women’s participation and peace and security.
Maggie Semple, OBE, FCGI, Hon DEd, MA, B.Ed
Maggie Semple is a business woman and entrepreneur. She is a leader on diversity, inclusion and ethics with a particular emphasis on diversity of thought, leadership development and government relations. Formerly an academic, Semple began advising governments in the 1990s. She was a member of several high-profile UK Government and European Union task groups and represented the UK in Greece and Hong Kong. From 2001-2008 Maggie was a Civil Service Commissioner responsible for upholding the values of appointment on merit. Maggie Semple established The Experience Corps Ltd (TEC), a global consultancy firm in 2001. TEC provides strategic advice on business ethics, leadership, cultural change, organisational effectiveness, board development, women’s development and exploration of new markets. TEC has a team of global associates with clients in the financial, technological, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical sectors. Maggie Semple serves on a range of Boards. She is a Non-Executive Director of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committee, is a member of the Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel and a Trustee of the South Bank Arts Centre. She is a Fellow of the City & Guilds Institute, one of 500 Fellowships awarded since 1878. Maggie will speak on ‘The Agile Leader who understands Race’.
Participants and speakers:
Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University. Fellow Clare Hall
Professor Eilis Ferran, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, and Professor of Company and Securities Law, University of Cambridge
Professor Athene M. Donald, Professor of Experimental physics. Master of Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
Maggie Semple, The Experience Corps Ltd
Professor David Cardwell, Head of Department of Engineering, Cambridge
Helen Pennant, Director of Cambridge Trust
Professor Jeremy Sanders, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge
Anna-Marie Greenaway, Global Director, International University Relations, BP Plc.
Natalie Abou-Alwan, Managing Counsel for International Supply and Trading, BP Plc.
Dr A. Motrescu-Mayes, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge
Dr Joanna Jasiewicz, Equality & Diversity Consultant, Cambridge
Dr Gisela Carlos Fregoso, Research Associate, Department of Sociology, Cambridge
Professor Ashwin A. Seshia, Professor of Microsystems Technology, Cambridge
Sadia Cuthbert, Head of Business Development and Projects, Cambridge MBA
Dr Miriam Lynn, Equality & Diversity Consultant, Cambridge
Dr Pauline Essah, Cambridge-Africa Programme Manager, Cambridge
Sharon Walker, PhD candidate, Faculty of Education, Cambridge
Dr Nicky Athanassopoulou, Senior Industrial Fellow, IfM ECS – synthesis session
Dr Shafiq Ahmed, Coordinator Energy@Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative
Eleanore Regan, CEO Challenge Africa; MPhil, African Studies, Cambridge
Dr Lata Sahonta, Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride, Cambridge
Dr Annamaria Motrescu Mayes
Ambassador Melanne Verveer