An inspirational talk on leadership given by Professor Dame Carol Black to young female science students as part of the 3rd Annual OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM".
OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) is an Oxford University society founded in 2005. Its initial vision was to promote and support women working in engineering and scientific disciplines within the university and its associated institutes.
Professor Dame Carol Black is Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health, England, Chairman of the Nuffield Trust, and Chairman of the Governance Board of the Centre for Workforce Intelligence. In November 2011, when National Director for Health and Work, she completed as Co-Chair an independent review for the UK Government of sickness absence in Britain, to which the Government has recently responded. The Centre she established at the Royal Free Hospital in London is internationally renowned for research and treatment of connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma.