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Finance focus for International Women's Day

A leading figure in the financial sector is the guest speaker for the University’s 2018 International Women’s Day Lecture.

Anne Richards, Chief Executive of M&G Investments, will address an audience in McEwan Hall on Wednesday 7 March.

During the event, Ms Richards – who is also Vice-Convenor of the University Court – will explore how the financial sector might help close the gender equality gap.   

Event details

Anne Richards: Investing for everyone – can finance help close the gender equality gap?

6.30pm Wednesday 7 March

McEwan Hall, Teviot Place

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Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson will give the welcome and opening address.

The event will be chaired by Vice-Principal People and Culture, Professor Jane Norman.  

Inspiring career

Ms Richards graduated from Edinburgh with a first class honours degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

After a career change, she became an analyst for Alliance Capital in 1992 and has gone on to enjoy a celebrated career in finance.

She was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 2014. She was awarded a CBE in 2015 for services to the financial services industry and voluntary service.

In September 2017, Ms Richards was placed at Number 47 on the Fortune Most Powerful Women International List.

Wikipedia event

Elsewhere, a Wikipedia event to celebrate 100 years since women were given the right to vote will take place on Thursday 8 March.

Those attending will be asked to research the lives of important women from history that are not included in the free online encyclopaedia.  

The event includes a demonstration on how to contribute to the site. At the end of the day, articles will be added to Wikipedia to help improve its coverage of women.

Event details

1:30pm – 5:00pm

Thursday 8 March

Argyle House

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Related links

International Women's Day

Videos of all IWD lectures:

Dr Catherine Calderwood Lecture 2017

Professor Anneila Sargent Lecture 2015

Katherine Grainger Lecture 2014

Vice Principal Lesley Yellowlees Lecture 2013

Dr Philippa Gregory Lecture 2012