WHEN is driven to achieve equity of opportunity for women* in Higher Education

We propel women* to achieve their ambitions and we enable Universities and the higher education sector to accelerate change

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WHEN Goals

10,000+ women connected

 

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10 

women Vice Chancellors supported

 

100

Black Women Professors

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1,000

women's careers grown

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100,000

womens' voices heard

 

WHEN Values

Inclusion

We are a space for all women

We are different races, ages, roles, sexualities. Some of us are disabled, some of us are religious, some of us have children. We have different home lives, different roles, different levels of seniority. We take an intersectional approach and unite as women.

Respect
We understand and value our differences 

 

Our differences are our strength. Being open to sharing our backgrounds, experiences, approaches and opinions is essential. We don’t cast judgement, we listen.

 

Cohesion
We are strong and supportive

 

We seek to share, learn from and support one another. We are stronger, together.

 

 

Action
We go for it

 

We use initiative to get things moving and encourage others to do the same. We are busy professionals but will find time to focus on what is most important to us.

The History of WHEN


Our beginnings

A grassroots network for women

In 2013, Emma Todd and Alice Chilver founded Astrea: a grassroots network for women at UCL. Astrea aimed to address the under-representation of women at the highest levels of the institution, bringing women together to share experiences, skills and support one another’s professional development. The value and benefits that the network brought to individuals and to UCL were significant. The appetite, enthusiasm and support from women was unrelenting. Through WHEN, Alice seeks to deliver these same benefits to women and institutions across the sector.

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Powered largely by passionate volunteers from Higher Education institutions, we are united in our commitment and energy for speeding up gender equity. 
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* WHEN we refer to women, we include trans women and non-binary people who are comfortable in a female centred community