Around 7,000 women have taken part in Aurora, Advance HE’s leadership development programme for women and those who identify as women in higher education. One thousand of those have continued their involvement with the programme by becoming a role model.
Our role models support women to take the first step on their leadership journey. They provide invaluable information and give new Aurora participants the opportunity to build contacts with women leaders who have forged a successful career for themselves within higher education. They truly make a positive difference to women in HE, enabling those women to help create a gender equal world.
We asked more than 250 of our Aurora role models who they admire as a leader and what their own superpower is to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March.
Who do you admire as a leader?
- Michelle Obama, Former First Lady and lawyer
- Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister
- Female colleagues in HE such as Deans, Vice-Principals, Directors, Heads of School and line managers
- Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
- Greta Thunberg, environmentalist
What is your superpower as a leader?
- Empowering others
- Emotional intelligence
International Women’s Day
The campaign theme of International Women’s Day 2020 is #EachforEqual. Advance HE and our Aurora programme is proud to support gender equality. Strike the #EachforEqual pose to motivate others and support #IWD2020.
.@JenniferGarrett @thecathbishop #IAmAurora we support #IWD2020 #EqualforEqual We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations #protect & #celebrate #women's achievements. #WeGoFurtherTogether @AdvanceHE #WomenSupportingWomen pic.twitter.com/fff0YcIM13— Vijaya Nath (@VijayaNath1) March 3, 2020