Vice-Chancellor to discuss barriers faced by women at IFB event

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer, will discuss the barriers that prevent women from achieving their full potential as part an International Festival of Business (IFB) event.

Entitled ‘The business of…women’, the event is one of a number of International Festival of Business Blue Skies sessions. Focusing on the barriers commonly faced by women, it will also look at possible solutions. The Vice-Chancellor will appear alongside Chair of Social Enterprise UK, Claire Dove.

Curated by Artistic Director Southbank Centre, Jude Kelly, this programme of ‘Blue Skies’ daytime sessions aims to challenge what is known about business, society, culture and the environment and to share visions of a future that will have a major impact on the way the world lives and works.

The International Festival for Business (IFB 2016) returns to Liverpool this year from 13 June to 1 July at the Exhibition Centre on the Albert Dock. The event, in partnership with UK Trade and Investment, is set up to facilitate and showcase trade and investment opportunities from both the UK and abroad. The IFB has three thematic weeks focusing on Manufacturing, Energy and Environment and Creative Digital.

‘The business of…women’ runs on Wednesday, 15 June from 11.30am to 12.30pm. To find out more, and to register to attend this free event, please visit:

More information about what the University of Liverpool’s role at the International Festival of Business is available at:

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