Two Salford Business School Industry Advisory Board members selected for prestigious UN Conference

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The 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) will take place from Monday 11 – Friday 22 March, and is the largest global gathering on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls of the United Nations.

Dr Sally Penni portrait

Two members of Salford Business School’s Industry Advisory Board, which helps to make decisions about the direction of the School and its industry partnerships, have been selected as UN Women UK delegates having secured sought after spaces to the internationally renowned event.

Dr Sally Penni MBE and Naomi Timperley will be in attendance, sharing their expertise across the fields of law and technology respectively.

Co-Founder of Tech North Advocates and We Are GSI, Naomi is an Honorary Industry Fellow at Salford Business School as well as a member of the Industry Advisory Board. She has been a mentor for over 10 years, helping hundreds of businesses with her expert advice during that time and collecting many awards. She has featured in the top 50 Computer Weekly most influential women in UK IT, reaching 3rd and 4th in 2021 and 2022.

Dr Sally Penni is a high-profile and award-winning Barrister specialising in crime, GDPR, data protection and employment law. She is a Bencher at Gray’s Inn, Master of the Bench. Outside of her role as a Barrister, Sally is also a prolific public speaker, patron and board member, diversity leader, radio broadcaster and media contributor, as well as a proud mother of three.  She is also the founder of Women in the Law UK.

Naomi Timperley portrait

Both women will attend this year’s CSW68, which will be held in New York. The priority theme for this year’s conference is “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.”

Dr Sally Penni MBE commented: “It is extremely exciting to be selected as a delegate for UN Women UK for the upcoming 2-week conference of the 68th session on the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW68). I’m really looking forward to learning and sharing my own experiences at this most impactful gathering.”

Naomi Timperley added: “I’ll be joining other gender equality advocates as we contribute to the largest global policy-making body dedicated to empowering women. It’s an honour to be involved with CSW68.”

To find out more about Salford Business School’s Industry Advisory Board, including a full list of board members, visit this page.

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