Women of Tyneside: Legacy!

Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4JA
Fri 14th June 2019 9:30AM
To celebrate and commemorate the Festival of Women, we are hosting a day of inspiring presentations from some of the regions' most talented and influential women. Join Baroness Joyce Quin, chair of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums as she presents this not-to-be-missed event, filled with incredible women!

Hear from:
- Hannabiell Sanders and Yilis del Carmen Suriel, Ladies of Midnight Blue
- Dame Vera Baird, Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Police
- Sharon MacArthur, also known as Miss Menopause
- Linda Conlon, Chief Executive, International Centre for Life
- Moira Kilkenny, co-author of ‘Angels of the North: Notable Women of the North East’
- Smart Works Newcastle
With a keynote speech from the incredible Joeli Brearley, the founder of Pregnant Then Screwed.

Pregnant Then Screwed is an organisation which protects and supports women who encounter pregnancy and maternity discrimination and lobbies the Government for legislative change.
Established 4 years ago in response to Joeli’s own experience of pregnancy discrimination, Pregnant Then Screwed has supported over 3,000 women. Her demands for legislative change have gathered over 100,000 signatures and been supported by 103 MPs. Her national protest, March of the Mummies, has been staged in 6 cities across the UK and one city in the US and was raised in Prime Minister’s Questions. Joeli is the winner of the 2019 Northern Power Women ‘’Agent of Change’’ award, she is an Observer 2018 New Radical, and an Amnesty International Women Human Rights Defender. She is currently advising the Government on what they should do about the use of Non Disclosure Agreements in cases of pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

To keep the ticket price as low as possible, tea & coffee will be provided, but delegates will need to make their own arrangements for lunch. A cafe is available on site at Discovery Museum, though all delegates are invited to bring their own lunch with them.

Event Details

Registration at 9:00AM
From 9:30AM to 4:00PM


Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4JA

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