In this lecture, Jean Irvine OBE explored
the barriers to opportunity and promotion for women at work,
analysing to what extent equality really exists.
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Following a career in local, central government and the
Post Office, in which she held a number of senior roles,
Jean Irvine has had a portfolio of Non-Executive Director board
posts in the public, private and voluntary sector.
She is currently a Commissioner in the Equality and Human Rights
Commission and chairs the Inclusion Policy Panel at the British
Computer Society and the IT Accessibility Panel at the Information
She is also a trustee of the Employers Network on Equality and
Former recent roles include Non-Executive Director of the
Chelsea Building Society, Non-Executive Operations Board Member at
the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Vice Chair
of RADAR, the UK charity for disability rights.
Jean was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list
in 1994 for services to IT.
Watch the highlights and full lecture from Jean Irvine in our
YouTube playlist below.
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