After the success of our first ever Student Leadership Board for International Women's Day 2019, we are delighted to announce that we are once again collaborating with a group of bright and ambitious female students committed to gender equality for this year's event.
Meet the International Women's Day Student Leadership Board
Jahnina Carla Queddeng - Engineering, UCL
Jahnina is currently studying Engineering and Architectural Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL). She is excited to be on the Board for the event as she wants to be able to help aspiring women like herself to gain the confidence they need and help them with finding the path to their desired goal.
She sees the importance of young women networking and collaborating together as a great stepping stone for this. Through this event, Jahnina is excited to work with other passionate young-women in creating a platform in which girls can meet others like themselves, become motivated and inspired and to see their true worth and what they can achieve.
Moyosoreoluwa Oloko - Modern Languages, University of Edinburgh
Moyo is a second-year student at the University of Edinburgh studying joint honours in Chinese and French. Born and raised in Brighton, England, she attended Brighton College on an academic scholarship, where she was first introduced to Mandarin Chinese. Outside of school, Moyo has always been a keen sportswoman, competing in both swimming and athletics. She is now a qualified swimming teaching assistant and lifeguard. At University, Moyo serves as secretary for three university societies – Chinese Peer Support, China Futures Society and Afrobeats Dance Society.
Moyo is excited to be part of a team working towards creating a more diverse and equal workplace, on a day that commemorates the inspiring role of women around the world to secure women's rights and build more equitable societies.
Nasya Munga - Economics, University of Warwick
Nasya is a third year Economist on her Erasmus program in France before returning to Warwick.
At Warwick, she played first team rugby and organised and volunteered at Economic conferences. Outside of academics, Nasya has created her own Podcast and Blog, ‘Out in the Open’ which aims to remove grey areas in society. Through her content creation, she has participated in BBC Radio interviews one of which featured Melinda Gates.
Nasya hopes that her work on the board will contribute to achieving gender parity and inspire others to make a confident career and life decisions and be empowered to speak out.
Sarah Walmsley - Physics, Cardiff University
Sarah is a 2019 Palantir Technologies Women In Technology Scholar, with past experiences at the London Stock Exchange Group, PwC and others. In the past, Sarah has given a TedX talk and hosted a TedX event. Sarah's community and volunteering efforts include; being a founder of a local wellbeing community 'I Move To', being a mentor within the 'Mentors and Mentees' online community, and as incoming President of the Cardiff University Hiking Society.
As a Physics with Astronomy MPhys student at Cardiff University, Sarah has been exposed to the women in STEM community for over 6 years, attending many women in STEM events over this period. Having seen first hand the impact of inspirational events on individuals, she hopes that this year's International Women's Day Event can allow the attendees to feel empowered to pursue their chosen career paths.
Sophie Donnelly - Law, University of Birmingham
Sophie is a third-year mature student studying Law at The University of Birmingham. She is excited to be part of the Student Leadership Board to help galvanise future female leaders to see their personal worth and aspirations come to fruition via community and in solidarity. Sophie's employment experiences before university taught her the importance of self-esteem and determination to reach your dream, even if the route to it is considered unconventional. She is a member of the Volunteer Outreach Team for Smart Works Birmingham, aiming to increase student awareness of their pre-interview service across UK universities.