Girls in Years 9-13 were inspired to hear about the range of careers that offer the opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of others. Putney Alumnae were among the speakers including Jane Hobson (Class of 1992) who works for the Department of International Development and was awarded the OBE for services to women in developing countries combating female genital mutilation. Kate Fleming (Class of 2004) spoke about her work in the Department of Health as a policy manager leading work on suicide prevention, self-harm and anti-stigma and equalities. Laura Cohen (Class of 1998) now works as a civil servant with the Senior Judiciary at the Court of Appeal dealing with a wide range of issues including homelessness case law. Sarah Beeching, a Putney parent who runs her own international relations business, spoke with regard to education, health and conflict in developing countries.
A stimulating and thought provoking evening!