Monica Lewinsky to address Scottish business leaders


Article in full from The Scotsman, Monday, 8th March 2021

By Perry Gourley

Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern who shot to fame after an affair with then-president Bill Clinton, is to share her experience of cyber bullying and gender inequality with Scottish business leaders today.

Ms Lewinsky will appear alongside a number of high-profile and influential speakers at a Scottish HR leadership conference that aims to encourage positive change in workplace behaviours.

Geoff MacDonald, former global vice president of human resources at Unilever; Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park Five who was wrongfully convicted; and UN Women’s Rights campaigner Elizabeth Nyamayaro are also among the line-up for the virtual event, which is being staged to mark International Women’s Day.

Sandy Begbie, who chairs the Scottish HR Leadership Group that is organising the event, said: “There has never been anything of this magnitude held in Scotland before, and it is incredibly exciting to be able to offer something so unique which will help guide views in this country.”

Mr Begbie, who in September was named chief executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise, added: “Through this experience, we are giving our attendees access to people that they would otherwise never have had a chance to interact with. When you bring such a high calibre of speakers on board, they will inevitably polarise opinions. Some may agree with their points, but some will not. However, this is what we need to do to challenge views and start a meaningful conversation.”

The Scottish Human Resources Leadership Group was established by Scottish executive search company FWB Park Brown.

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