Be Persistent If You Want To Make A Difference

Professor Kiran Trehan

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"If you're going to make a difference, you have to be passionate about the agenda. You have to be persuasive but, most of all, you have be persistent. Because without that persistence, it is all too easy to give up." 

Professor Kiran Trehan is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagement at the University of York, Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Director of the Centre for Women’s Enterprise, Leadership, Economy & Diversity (WE LEAD).

She is a leading expert on diversity, enterprise and leadership development and has extensively published a number of journal articles, policy reports, books and chapters in the field. Her work has been supported by grants from a full range of research-funding bodies; including the Economic and Social Research Councils and Arts Humanities Research Councils, government departments, regional and local agencies, including Local Enterprise Partnerships and Chambers of Commerce and the private sector. In 2019, she was elected to be the President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). ISBE is the leading national body for SME research and policy learning. 


Register for the upcoming #LaidlawGlobalTalks session with Professor Trehan, organised by the University of York.

Professor Trehan will talk about her research related to gender, equality, enterprise and leadership, and discuss what responsibility future leaders have for role modelling responsible, ethical and inclusive leadership. 

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