In conversation with DMU alumni: Overcoming adversity and celebrating women

When: March 8 2021

Where: Virtual, United Kingdom


Our all-female alumni panel will be joining us to discuss overcoming their own personal adversity. They will consider how they rose up against these challenges, how being a woman played a part and how facing adversity has shaped them for the better.

Join us for what promises to be an insightful discussion with strong women sharing advice for those facing their own hardship.

The alumni that will be joining us are:

Aminata Kamara: Aminata is a BBC Radio Presenter, self-published writer, and co-host on the award-winning podcast ‘The Sista Collective’. Through her online platform she shares many of her personal stories on parenthood, self-fulfillment and failures.  
Originally from London, Aminata now resides in Leicester with her 4-year-old daughter, where she takes everything in her stride, learning to live, love, inspire and lead.  

Lorraine Lewis: Lorraine is co-founder and CEO of award-winning charity The Lewis Foundation which provides free gifts and support to adults going through cancer treatment in 12 NHS hospitals around the Midlands. Lorraine balances this with her job as a Criminal Lawyer working for the Crown Prosecution Service. Lorraine is passionate about working with individuals and not for profits to help build communities to make the world a better place to live.

Hillary Radley: Hilary Radley graduated from Leicester Polytechnic (DMU) in 1968. In the early 70 ‘s she emigrated to North America and founded her eponymous fashion company, based in Montréal and New York, growing it into a leading outerwear brand distributed throughout the USA and Canada including licensed products such as spectacles, handbags and shoes. Four years ago she sold the company and now spends her time between Montreal, Stowe Vermont and New York keeping busy painting, gardening and finally enjoying being a ski-bum!

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