‘Rising through the Storms – A Personal Journey’


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David's (UWTSD) Keynote Speaker for International Women’s Day 2022 is Professor Uzo Iwobi, OBE.

UWTSD Honorary Fellow Professor Uzo Iwobi, OBE

Imagine being asked to change your name because it’s too hard to pronounce, being told your qualifications aren’t relevant, being told that you should lower your expectations due to your gender, race, nationality.

Based on her inspiring Ted Talk of the same name, Professor Uzo Iwobi OBE shares her experience of moving to the United Kingdom from Nigeria, facing such prejudices, and how these experiences motivated her to make historic changes and path the way for racial equality in her community.

Now imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.

Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.

We can break the bias in our communities.

We can break the bias in our workplaces.

We can break the bias in our schools, colleges and universities.

Together, we can all break the bias - on International Women's Day (IWD) and beyond.

Join us on 8th March (4.00-4.30pm) for this inspirational and thought-provoking talk. 

All staff and students are welcome.  Join online on the day by clicking on the Teams meeting link below:

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The session will be recorded for those who are not able to join on the day.

Uzo Iwobi OBE is CEO and founder of Race Council Cymru and runs her own leadership and training consultancy. She is a qualified solicitor and barrister who was called to the Nigerian Bar. She is founder of the African Community Centre in Wales, ZeroRacismWales, National Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities Youth Forum Wales, and Black Lives Matter Wales Collective (a Wales-wide policy forum). She has recently finished her term as Specialist Policy Adviser on Equalities to Welsh Government. She has served with the Police National Diversity team, based at the Home Office, where she was involved in developing national policies on race relations and diversity. She has also been a Commissioner to the Commission for Racial Equality UK. She is included in the Wales Online lists of 100 brilliant women in Wales and 15 black Welsh icons.

She has a PCGE from the University of Wales and worked as a law lecturer at Swansea Metropolitan University between 1995 and 2004. She is an Honorary Fellow, Professor of Practice and Council Member of UWTSD.

Further Information

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