Inspiration and support

By women who work across the breadth of the higher education sector

A Network is made up of People: Why Connection Matters

May 28, 2020

Written by Deborah Sloan, part of WHEN's Communication & Engagement Team

We have a thriving women’s network at Ulster University and I am incredibly proud of what it has achieved. It has an admirable purpose (to inspire and enable women to fulfil their potential), a great mission statement and a very functional website (how much can you expect from a website?). It has well-planned...

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Baby development during lockdown

May 19, 2020

A discussion with Gill Goodliff: Parent, grandparent, retired senior lecturer in early childhood from the Open University and now volunteer at HomeStart. Written by Alice Chilver, CEO of WHEN, with thanks to Gill  and local mothers in Bicester who took part in the discussion.


I met Gill, whilst she was volunteering at a ‘Stay and Play’ session at my local community hall,...

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Essential tips for supporting colleagues on parental leave

May 19, 2020

Written by Amy Major, Chloe Milano and Alice Chilver, all currently on maternity leave from their respective roles at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (Amy) and University College London (Chloe and Alice). 


Parental leave is daunting at the best of times. It’s a huge change, certainly full of excitement, but potentially fraught with anxiety around a departure from the...

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Managing Remotely

May 19, 2020

Written by Aimée Sykes, Head of Communications & Engagement for WHEN.


We have been propelled into the world of working remotely quite rapidly in recent weeks. For many of us this is a new way of working, and we’re still navigating what works, and what doesn’t. Some of you may be finding that you’re struggling to manage your teams as well as you used to, whereas...

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Celebrating International Women's Day 2020

Mar 06, 2020

By Madiha Sajid, WHEN Development and Operations Manager

I am very pleased to introduce The Edit on International Women's Day. This edition looks at positive action that we can take in our workplaces to foster gender equality. I am Madiha Sajid and as Development and Operations Manager for WHEN, it has been my privilege to contribute towards positive action that is happening at...

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Positive action in our workplace to foster gender equality

Mar 06, 2020

By Susanne Tauber, Associate Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at University of Groningen

The past decades have seen a surge of initiatives designed to foster gender equality in the workplace. Worryingly, organizations’ commitment to gender diversity has not yet translated into meaningful progress. How is that possible? I took the invitation to contribute this editorial to WHEN as an...

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In praise of allies

Mar 06, 2020

By Rosie Russell

Over the last few years I have become aware of a group of people in my life that are more than just friends, colleagues or acquaintances. A group of people that I had not thought about or paid any attention to.

Allies

They are a group of people who embody what we are trying to achieve with equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives. They walk the talk and make a difference...

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The key to achieving lasting change

Mar 06, 2020

Interview with Srabani Sen OBE by Clare Hewitt

Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to set up Full Colour. 

Over 30 years of my career has been in the not for profit. My professional background is campaigning and strategic communication. Through that route I rose up through the ranks and became successively the CEO of three organizations. Firstly Alcohol Concern (now Alcohol Change...

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A library of actions to help plan for gender equality

Mar 06, 2020

By Dr Charikleia Tzanakou, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Diversity Policy, Research and Practice, Oxford Brookes University

For most of the past decade, I have focused my academic research on understanding how organisations (especially higher education institutions) develop and implement gender equality actions and how these can transform organisations through structural and cultural...

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A gentle revolution - how I took my own positive action to build a career for me.

Mar 06, 2020

By Ayesha Saleem-Malik

My name is Ayesha and I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and a registered Time to Think Coach, Facilitator and Teacher. Currently I’m developing two sister brands – The Thinking Soul (coaching, facilitation, workshops) and daalicious®, (award winning organic artisan daal)What follows is a brief account of how I arrived here. 

When...

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