Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott is the Senior Pro-Vice- Chancellor responsible for Research and Innovation and Strategic Development at Swansea University. Professor Lappin-Scott is a Trustee of the Daphne Jackson Trust and Alacrity Foundation and Vice President of the Federation of European Microbiology Society (FEMS). She is former President of the Microbiology Society and the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME). Hilary is also Swansea University’s lead for both Equality and Diversity and Athena SWAN and an elected Board member of the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU).
Her recent work on promoting girls in Science and retaining women in STEM careers include her TedTalk and she advises Australian Universities and Research institutes on best practice on supporting women in STEM. Professor Lappin-Scott is also an advisor to the Canadian Science Minister and in November 2016 was awarded the prestigious WISE HERO award 2016.
Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, where she went on to study French Language and Literature at Istanbul University, the photography artist Eylül Aslan eventually moved to Berlin, Germany where she continues to live and work.
Her work has been published in numerous independent magazines and zines around the world. Titles including Die Zeit Magazine, Neon, Oh Comely, Lula Japan, Union, Intern, Casa Fibra. She was working together with brands like Adidas and Smart Car. Her debut book Trauerweide is published by Editions du LIC in 2014 . In 2015 she published the Zine Dear Slut by Edition Bessard / Paris. Her first solo photography exhibition “Herstory” took place at Alan Galeri in Istanbul, Turkey in 2015.
Leanka’s job is to talk about periods. She is currently the Content and Community Manager at Ruby Cup, an award-winning social business that sells menstrual cups, where for every Ruby Cup you buy, you automatically donate another one to a girl in need.
She advocates for period positivity and having a healthy relationship with your menstrual cycle.
Leanka studied Communication Science in Vienna and has been working for Ruby Cup since February 2014 - first in Berlin, now in Barcelona.
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WIL Conference is an intersectional feminist conference which aims to raise awareness on gender inequality, unleash the potential of its participants by identifying obstacles and teaching concrete skills, herewith contributing to a more equal world for all genders.
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