Women of Achievement 2018: Lenka Vráblíková

In the latest of our regular feature series – profiling all 15 of the 2018 Women of Achievement Awards winners in turn – we are highlighting the accomplishments of Lenka Vráblíková.

Women of Achievement 2018: Lenka Vráblíková. May 2019

Lenka (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies) is a Visiting Research Fellow with a sustained commitment to engaging others and fostering feminist networks and scholarship within the University and internationally.

After her leading role in organising the international Feminist Readings conference at Leeds in 2016, Lenka helped to secure funding for the Feminist Readings Network from the Gender and Education Association. The Network consists of early career researchers based in four different universities – Leeds, Paris 8, Helsinki and the University of South Africa in Pretoria.

These are extraordinary achievements for a PhD student completing her thesis and show Lenka’s passion and commitment to these issues.

The Women of Achievement Awards recognise the significant contribution and impact women at the University are making across our institution and beyond.

Held for the fifth time last year, the Awards are a key part of the University’s Leeds Gender Framework. They are integral to our commitment to further promote and accelerate gender equality, support the career development of talented women in all areas of the organisation, and provide high-visible role models that will inspire others to develop and thrive.

The outstanding achievements of 15 female colleagues and students were recognised at last year’s Women of Achievement Awards.

They celebrate the significant contributions and impact the winners have made across the University and beyond. The women receiving awards were all nominated by their peers, and represent academic and professional staff, as well as students, and are drawn from across the University.

They all share a common commitment to excellence and have performed outstandingly in their fields, whether this be in research, student education or student experience, scholarship, leadership of key University initiatives, or supporting administrative and technical activities.

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