Inspiration and support

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

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. 

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Welcoming new WHEN team members Aimee and Ivana - find out how you can volunteer for WHEN!

Mar 06, 2020

WHEN is thrilled to welcome new members to our core team. 

Aimée Sykes has recently joined the WHEN team as Head of Communications and Engagement. She has worked in Higher Education for 3 years, and prior to that held a career in local government libraries before relocating to Bristol. Aimée works as a Business Liaison Manager at UWE Bristol, and formerly coordinated...

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You can't be what you can't see - how The Girls Network is inspiring girls 14-19 to reach further

Mar 06, 2020

By Nat Rosetti, Head of Communications and Impact

“I now know my worth.” Aida, The Girls’ Network mentee

The Girls’ Network aims to inspire and empower girls aged 14-19 from the least advantaged communities by connecting them to a mentor and a network of professional role models who are women. We believe:

 

  • That no girls should have their futures limited by...
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The Edit Issue 5 introduction: Welcome to Anna and Kate

Dec 02, 2019

Welcome to the 5th issue of The Edit. In this issue we explore how gender bias has affected women in their career journeys. We have some fascinating insights from Dr Sonia Virdee, a member of the WHEN Advisory Board, as well as from contributors from China and Italy. We also have practical career tips from Perrett Laver who ran the extremely popular career surgeries at our WHEN conference.

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Navigating the labyrinth: why are the way-markers less clear for women?

Dec 02, 2019

by Dr Sonia Virdee

Are our values truly reflected in the HE sector?

Most of us, I think, work in HE because it accords with our values. We believe in the power that creating new knowledge and educating people has in making the world a better place: through social mobility, technological developments, enriching our culture, and contributing to well-being and prosperity. We enjoy being part of an...

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Psychology of flourishing women in higher education: leveraging well-being and resilience

Dec 02, 2019

By Dr Jummy Okoya

This article is meant to equip all women in higher education with the tools and techniques to help build up their skills of resilience, including raising awareness of their well-being. Research has revealed that our well-being is always the first to suffer when we are going through challenges or adversity. My aim is to challenge you to be proactive and to know the right tool...

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Digging into a thrilling career in university leadership

Dec 02, 2019

In conversation with … women leaders in higher education and beyond

Dr Susi Poli in conversation with Ines Fabbro, former head of administration and female role model

This article has had a long gestation and can be dated back to the kick-off of my doctoral thesis [1], which was when I began dealing with the topic of women’s careers in the higher education sector and of how...

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Entrepreneurship is in my DNA

Dec 02, 2019

Interview with Dr Yuliana Topazly by Clare Hewitt

What led you to decide to set up your own enterprise?

Entrepreneurship has always been part of my DNA as I have been involved in supporting my family business since I was 12 years of age. When I came to the UK almost 20 years ago, I became engaged with the university sector and the whole enterprise agenda in the UK, setting up an entrepreneur...

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Progressing your career - top tips

Dec 02, 2019

By Sarah John and Kate Hunter, Joint Heads of the UK Higher Education Practice at executive search firm Perrett Laver

 
It is fair to say that many of us spend more time planning a holiday than our careers. But, we’re almost certain that most of us spend far more time in our workplace than we do on the beach! As executive search consultants, we spend our professional lives...

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