To celebrate International Women’s Day the School of Health Sciences Athena Swan committee have organised a month of celebrations to highlight the contributions of women during the Covid-19 pandemic. We started off with our excellent speaker on 9th March – Dr Pragya Agarwal, behavioural scientist, inclusivity consultant, two timeTEDx speaker, and an author and founder of research think-tank The 50 Percent Project. She was named as one of top 100 influential women entrepreneurs in the UK for 2018-19, and one of 50 on the ‘High and Mighty‘ List making an impact in the India-UK corridor. She regularly appears on global radio and television platforms including BBC Women’s Hour, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Breakfast, Australian Broadcasting Service and Canadian Radio.

Dr Adam Danquah, Associate Dean for Inclusive Education and Engagement talks with Dr Pragya Agarwal about women, bias, race and (m)otherhood. 

You can watch it here:

In Conversation with … Pragya Agarwal about women, bias, race and (m)otherhood 

Do the roots for prejudice lie in our evolutionary past? What happens in our brains when our biases are activated? How has bias affected technology? If we don’t know about it, are we really responsible for it, and – if so – is there anything we can do to stop it?


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