Successful BME women to celebrate diversity and breaking down barriers

Successful local women will be leading a discussion on celebrating the achievements of women from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds and breaking down barriers during a free public event on Thursday 11 February.

The discussion, which is part of One World Week to celebrate diversity among students and staff, will see Mehmooda Duke and Rohini Corfield discussing career opportunities and the obstacles still faced in the workplace by women from BME communities.

Mehmooda Duke recently became the first female Asian president in Leicestershire Law Society's 155-year history and Rohini Corfield’s career has focused on supporting diversity, inclusion, and promoting race equality in education and in local communities.

The event has been organised by the University of Leicester’s Students’ Union and the Unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE).

One World Week celebrates diversity by getting people together from inside and outside the University. Events vary from language cafés to a mehndi workshop.

The lecture ‘Diversity Gains’ will take place at the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre on Thursday 11 February between 6:00pm – 10:00pm.