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Lingfield celebrates International Women's Day

International Women’s Day – Thursday 8th March 2018

Lingfield College is embracing International Women’s Day, not only for just one day but for the whole week.  International Women's Day is an important opportunity to educate and inspire children about the role of women in society, from celebrating women's achievements through to challenging gender stereotypes and bias.

To support International’s Women’s Day, the School is delighted to welcome a range of female speakers to speak on a variety of subjects, their inspirations and career paths.

On Monday we had Dr Amber Davis, a recently qualified Junior Doctor, who gave an honest view as to what it is like to work in the NHS. Alice Tebb spoke about her career to date and is now a Marine Conservationist who now works for the Marine Conservation Society. 

On Tuesday, Eve Holding, a former Lingfield pupil, came to talk about a career in the Army and life after. Eve served in the Army for 10 years and qualified as a Bomb Disposal Officer. Eve currently works for a company who provides equipment support to the Army. Dr Virginia Johnson, an IVF Specialist at Guys’ and St Thomas’ and a respected authority, came to the School to speak about her career in medicine and her role in the ethics of this area of medicine.

Going to press on Wednesday, we have Abbie McCarthy, a Radio DJ for BBC Radio Kent in school today. Abbie left university and joined the BBC, and has worked as a DJ ever since, and often covers Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1. Helen Robinson, Director of ‘The Lady’ magazine, one of the county’s longest running publications, will be providing invaluable insight into the publishing and media industries.

On Thursday we will have Alice Nichols, another former Lingfield pupil, who now works at Mission, a communications and branding agency. In addition we have Hayley Elvin, working at ITV as Partnerships Manager, arranging sponsorship of programmes such as X Factor.

Finally on Friday, Jessica Satherthwaite will be coming in to talk about her career in buying, currently working at Christian Louboutin as Head of Buying and Merchandising. Nicola Thomas will also be joining us, a registered Architect specialising in sustainable architecture.

The talks have been well received by Lingfield’s pupils and they have appreciated hearing about types of different careers and prospects that are available to them after school, highlighting that women have these fantastic opportunities too. A big thank you to all our speakers who have given up their time to come into the School and inspire our students.