• 16 Oct 2023
  • In-person

Channelling Lady Rhondda

An inspiring event with Monumental Welsh Women, celebrating Lady Rhondda's legacy and empowering Welsh women

Discover the remarkable journey of Lady Rhondda, an influential suffragette and pioneering businesswoman. Be inspired by Lady Rhondda's trailblazing spirit and her impact on modern Welsh women.

Join our distinguished panel of Welsh women who embody the spirit of Lady Rhondda. Delve into her life story and how her legacy continues to inspire and guide contemporary Welsh women. 

In partnership with the University of South Wales, the event will be hosted by Felicity Evans, Money Editor BBC Wales, while esteemed guest speakers will include:

  • Carolyn Hitt - Head of Radio and Sport, BBC Wales
  • Prof Meena Upadhyaya
  • Leo Thomson - Former CEO of Welsh National Opera
  • Prof Laura McAllister - Prof of Public Policy at Cardiff University and Vice President of UEFA.
  • Prof Angela V John - Biographer of Lady Rhondda 

Be a part of this empowering occasion that pays homage to Lady Rhondda's legacy and the spirit of Welsh women.

Join us in celebrating their enduring impact on society, business, and progress.

About Lady Rhondda: Born Margaret Haig-Thomas, Lady Rhondda was a suffragette who led a compelling campaign for women's rights in Newport. A trailblazer of her time, she became the most prominent global businesswoman of her era. Chairing seven of the 33 companies she sat on, she made her mark as a business magnate, defying gender norms. Notably, in 1926, Lady Rhondda was elected as the Institute of Directors' first female president.

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