We think Sara Wajid and Zak Mensah are the first CEOs to job share in a large UK museum. Together with feminist sociologist Dr. Nirmal Puwar, they explore the implications for feminist leadership in this model.
Hit play to hear Nirmal, Sara and Zak talk about job sharing and modelling feminist leadership at Birmingham Museum Trust.
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Nirmal and Sara
Dr Nirmal Puwar is a Reader at Goldsmith’s College. She wrote the book Space Invaders: race, gender and bodies out of place and leads a research project on gender and race in museum leadership.
Follow Nirmal on Twitter: @SpacialMutation
Zak Mensah is co-CEO of Birmingham Museums Trust alongside Sara Wajid. Before that he was Head of Transformation at Bristol City Council’s Museum service. Zak is an honorary fellow of the University of Leicester and trustee for Culture24 and Association for Cultural Enterprises.
Follow Zak on Twitter: @ZakMensah
Sara Wajid is one of the original founders of Space Invaders and founder of Museum Detox. She was Head of Engagement at the Museum of London and is a trustee of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. Sara is CEO of Birmingham Museums Trust alongside Zak Mensah.
Follow Sara on Twitter: @Waji35
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Presented by Sara Wajid :: Produced by Lucy Harland :: Recorded on Zoom during the pandemic – so please excuse sound quality!
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