Library and Learning Services

University celebrates inspirational women in Centenary year

Women from the University of Leicester who have been an inspiration to their colleagues have been honoured in a special photographic display.

Staff were invited to nominate those they felt were truly inspirational women, with 20 from across the University selected for a new wall of striking photographic portraits in the Fielding Johnson Building, on campus.

The project, which has taken place during the University’s Centenary, builds on the legacy of 12 women who were showcased on the original Wall of Inspirational Women at Leicester, some years ago.

Heena Karavadra 

The inspirational women includes Academic Librarian Heena Karavadra who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and initiative to create and set up two student engagement schemes.

Represent’ empowers students to select their own leisure reading titles for the library, reflecting diversity in the student population and nurturing a welcoming culture for underrepresented groups.

The student Library Champions positively contribute to wide ranging aspects of the Library.

Both are new initiatives with no precedent which were conceived and developed by Heena when new to the University and only recently qualified as a librarian. She created these two substantial projects working independently, demonstrating her initiative, tenacity, dedication and integrity.

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