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Annual lecture looks to the future of accessibility with crystal clarity

Annual lecture looks to the future of accessibility with crystal clarity

The University of Wolverhampton is all set to host its prestigious annual Crystal Lecture in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) - looking to the future of accessibility with crystal clarity. 

The University of Wolverhampton Crystal Lecture: The Future is Accessible will be delivered by Shani Dhanda, Disability Inclusion Accessibility Specialist, Social Entrepreneur and Broadcaster, and will take place on Thursday 2 March 2020 at 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm in the University’s Business School, focusing on accessibility. 

Shani is one of the UK's most influential disabled people and is the BBC's 100 Women laureate of 2020. She is also an alumna of the University of Wolverhampton, graduating with a degree in Event and Venue Management in 2011. 
Shani’s lecture will encompass her formative time at the University and how it shaped her career from an event manager to a global disability inclusion thought leader. She will also share insights as a changemaker who helps businesses and brands break barriers and become more inclusive and accessible for their employees and customers. 
As a South Asian woman who experiences disability, Shani has taken the change she wants to create in the world into her own hands. Her intersectional activism has led to challenging social inequality globally through entrepreneurship, and she is the founder of Diversability, the Asian Woman Festival and the Asian Disability Network. 

Professor Clare Schofield, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences, said: “The Crystal Lecture is the highlight of the Business School's calendar and it is a celebration of our long-standing relationship with the CMI. 

“In this, our 30th year, we are delighted to welcome Shani back to the University and to the Business School where she studied for her degree. 

“Equality, diversity and inclusion is vital to effective organisations so we can look forward to hearing some essential insights from a highly experienced global leader." 

The event will start with refreshments at 6.00 pm, with the main lecture taking place at 6.55 pm, following the presentation of the CMI Rosebowl by Nick Smith, Chair, CMI West Midlands and North West Board, to the MBA student who is judged to have produced the best postgraduate dissertation. The event is taking place in the University of Wolverhampton Business School, Lord Swraj Paul Building, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SG.  

Anyone interested in attending the free event, can book through Eventbrite. 

Anyone interested in courses being offered in the Business School should check out the website or register for one of our forthcoming Open Days. 



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