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DRIVE - Be the change

DRIVE Change is an alumni-led programme designed to increase the representation of under-represented groups and celebrate their distinctiveness.

Through DRIVE Change we hope to raise awareness of the barriers faced by people as a result of their ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality, and provide inspiring insights to create a more equal world.

Across 2021-22 we will be leading panel-style events, backed up by digital content. Our aim is to engage BU graduates, staff and students from all walks of life, who can identify with the experiences being shared or become informed and powerful allies.

We hope that you will join and learn with us.


Upcoming events

Event: Women at Work – Breaking Free of the Unentitled Mindset
When: Thursday 28 October, 10-11:30am
Where: Join us on Zoom

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About the event

Join our panellists as they discuss research published by The Female Lead into an ‘entitlement gap’ which is directly impacting women’s careers.

The Female Lead – a charity founded by BU alumna Edwina Dunn OBE – has recently published its ‘Women at Work – Breaking Free of the Unentitled Mindset’ research report.

It challenges commonly held beliefs about why women aren’t equally represented in positions of leadership, and offers recommendations for change.

The panel will be chaired by Claire House-Norman, Director of Fundraising and Alumni Relations at Bournemouth University and comprise:

  • Natalie Page is an Associate Director for a leading health data science company. She has 17 years' experience in medical communications and has a passion for helping women and girls through organised mentoring programmes.  
  • Tola Oloyede, Group HR Director for Europe at Halliburton
  • Priyanka Sharma, Director at Mindtrail
  • Dr Melissa Carr, Senior Lecturer in Leadership Development at BU

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