Stay Informed
Sign up for our newsletter to receive information on our latest news & events
Join us or login

The Life and Legacy of Mary Slessor

Thursday 22nd January, 12pm to 2pm
River Rooms, Tower Level 9, University of Dundee

The University of Dundee will host this special event as part of a series of events celebrating the life and legacy of Mary Slessor on the 100th year anniversary of her death. Doug Binnie, Chairman of the Mary Slessor Foundation, will be our keynote speaker.

As 2015 will be the centenary of the death of Mary Slessor, one of Dundee’s most supremely courageous women, we felt it very fitting to give our members the opportunity of learning the extraordinary story of this inspirational woman. Like many women of her time, Mary’s achievements have gone largely unrecognised until now! She was brought up in poverty in the slums of Victorian Dundee and endured the hard life of a mill girl in the city’s Jute Mills. Mary was also an unorthodox Sunday School teacher who, inspired by Dr Livingston, became a missionary and at the age of 28 and travelled to Africa to work in the Calabar region of Nigeria, an area where no European had set foot before.  
 
Supremely courageous with endless spirit and energy Mary Slessor challenged the superstitions of tribes, stopped their barbaric practices and rescued and adopted twins who were left to die because of tribal beliefs in evil spirits.
 
Don’t miss this amazing story of a local woman, who not only became a part of Nigerian history and heritage, but also became the first ever female magistrate in the British Empire and a skilful diplomatic emissary and is also featured on a Clydesdale Bank £10 note, the only non royal female to feature on a currency note!
 
You will be inspired and enormously proud to learn more about this extraordinary compassionate and remarkably selfless woman who defied all conventions. This is a story of a women far ahead of her time that embodies the spirit of Women Ahead.

12 noon for Registration.
Lunch includes soup & sandwiches with tea/coffee and cakes.
Please email chair@womenahead.co.uk if you have any dietary requirements.

Profits from this event will benefit the Dundee and Angus Foodbanks.
Donations of non-perishable food will be gladly accepted at the event.

Please book by Monday 19th January.

Other News or Events

The 2017 Business Awards - And the Winners Are... image
The WA&Perthshire Businesswomen's Network Summer Event image
WA&Perthshire Businesswomen's Network Summer Event
Jul 28, 12.00
It's summertime, and in association with PBN, we have a networking lunch with a visit to Glendoick Garden Centre & learn from Ali McGill, how to increase customer loyalty & win more business & Kevin Anderson, the power of story-telling in business
The Women Ahead 2017 Award Launch image
Women Ahead 2017 Award Launch
Aug 31,
Join us for this exciting double event where we will be launching the Women Ahead 2017 Business Awards
The 2016 AGM image
2016 AGM
Apr 20, 5.30pm
2016 AGM for Women Ahead Dundee & Angus.
The Women’s Business & Enterprise Conference image
Women’s Business & Enterprise Conference
Jun 03, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Our WBE conference will celebrate those who have chosen to live and work in Scotland; telling their stories and sharing their achievements.
The National Ladies Shooting Day 2016 image
National Ladies Shooting Day 2016
Jun 11, 10.00am - 2.00pm
National Ladies Shooting Day 2016. The event welcomes women with all levels of experience including complete beginners.