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Thursday 10th March 2011

Wales welcomes women leaders from Africa and the Middle East

On Wednesday 9th March Continuing & Professional Education welcomed women from Egypt and Jordan as they came to visit their Welsh counterparts for a group activity: Women in Leadership.

Women from Egypt and Jordan

The visitors from Africa and the Middle East were warmly greeted by women on the Women Making a Difference Programme, a programme that is delivered in partnership with the Centre and the Welsh Assembly.

Jan Stephens, Business and Prof Threadgold speaking to the womenManagement Co-ordinating Lecturer, started off the morning visit with a warm welcome to the university and Continuing & Professional Education. This was then followed by a talk from Professor Terry Threadgold, Pro Vice Chancellor for Staff and Diversity at Cardiff.

All of the participants then had the opportunity to share their own journeys and experience of leadership in Wales and overseas.

Jan Stephens said: “I am delighted about their visit. It’s been a great opportunity for all parties involved. It gave us a chance to showcase the good work that goes on here and it gave all of the women a chance to network with others in similar roles in different countries.”

Women from Egypt and JordanThe international visitors are in South Wales for the whole week. They arrived on Sunday 6th March and have been busy visiting the British Council and the Senedd, attending workshops in different communities and celebrating International Womens’ Day on Tuesday 8th March at the Cardiff Temple of Peace. They return home on Sunday 11th March.

Note to editors

1. For further details on the Centre’s Women into Making a Difference and Public Life programme visit or contact Co-ordinating Lecturer Jan Stephens on 029 2087 6248 or email

2. Continuing & Professional Education

Cardiff University is the largest provider of adult education in Wales.  The Centre provides around 400 courses a year. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provides short courses for business, public sector employers and the individual. The Centre also provides business language training at all levels, including translation services and interpreters.

3. Cardiff University

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to learning. Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Britain’s leading research universities.

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For further information contact:

Jayne McGill

Continuing & Professional Education

21 – 23 Senghennydd Road

Cardiff University

Tel: 029 2087 6342