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Conservation champion recognised in prestigious national awards

13 September 2021

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Professor of Conservation nominated in Woman in STEM category of Chwarae Teg Womenspire Awards 2021

Professor of Conservation Jane Henderson has been nominated in the Woman in STEM category of the Chwarae Teg Womenspire Awards 2021.

The gender equality charity runs the celebration to recognise and highlight the achievements and contributions of remarkable women from all walks of life.

The people of Wales nominate the nation’s most inspirational women across ten categories, from Community Champion and Woman in Sport to Woman in Health and Care and Woman in Stem. The awards are now in their sixth year.

Professor Jane Henderson is a leading figure in conservation. An advisor to Welsh Government for museum strategy, an expert for European Standards and Secretary General to the International Institute for Conservation, Jane was a founder member of the Care of Collections and architect of the Conservation Accreditation Scheme – enabling women in the profession to compete on their merits. Her work on gender and influencing decision-making was developed to support women, especially young professionals, to communicate their work, influence others and develop their careers. She regularly contributes to conservation podcast The C Word.

Chwarae Teg Chief Executive Cerys Furlong said:

“Womenspire is an awards ceremony like no other, recognising incredible women, whether it be personal achievement or an outstanding contribution. Professor Jane Henderson’s place as a Womenspire finalist reflects her position as a leading figure in conservation in Wales and internationally.

Her dedication, expertise and the supportive learning environment she creates for her students makes a her an inspiring mentor and role model. She has also reached the top of her profession and never compromised on making sure that other women are supported and helped to achieve.”

Chwarae Teg Womenspire Awards 2021 streams on ITV Cymru Wales’ Facebook Live and Twitter on Thursday 30 September at 7pm, with co-hosts ITV Cymru Wales’ Andrea Byrne and actor and presenter Elin Pavli-Hinde.

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