Webinar participants
Women and girls empowerment in creative entrepreneurial education
Friday 26 February 2021 -
15:00 to 17:00

As part of our Creative Spark series of policy discussion programme, we organised a live webinar on the topic of Women and girls empowerment in creative entrepreneurial education'.

The webinar was a joint event of the British Council, El-Yurt Umidi, Ministry of higher and secondary specialized education of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Higher Education Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It brought together Higher Education professionals from the UK and Uzbekistan so we could exchange knowledge and ideas.  

Key discussion questions 

  • What is current good practice to develop the culture in HE institutions that empowers women and girls 
  • What are underlying stereotypes and pre-conceptions and how to deal with them 
  • How to inspire and prepare girls and women to get leadership positions in academic, research and business world and how role-modelling, mentoring and peer-to-peer support schemes can help  
  • What is the role of international programmes and networks in supporting and nurturing new culture 
  • How can HEIs prepare girls for the world of work, how they collaborate with businesses and give them the confidence, develop the right attitudes and behaviors and contribute to talent management 
  • What needs to be done at macro-level to empower girls and women to start and grow their businesses and play active part in social life 

The webinar was opened by the esteemed guests:

  • Adkham Hudojkulov, Head of research and innovation department, Ministry of higher and secondary specialised education of the Republic of Uzbekistan 
  • Odiljon Sattarov, Deputy Director,  El Yurt Umidi Foundation
  • Uktam Umirzoqov, Chair, Higher Education Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan 
  • Tim Torlot, Her Majesty’s Ambassador  
  • Rachel Ireland, Director, British Council, Uzbekistan 
  • Jamilya Gulyamova, Deputy Director, British Council, Uzbekistan 

The speakers:

  • Dilorom Fayzieva, The committee of international affairs and inter-parliamentary relations 
  • Khalida Komilova, Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry. 
  • Claire Seaman, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh 
  • Sian Prime, Goldsmiths, University of London 
  • Marta Gasparin, University of Leicester  
  • Kate Tetley, People 1st International 
  • Sarah Ann Kennedy, University of Central Lancashire
  • Natasha Triay, London Metropolitan University