WHEN's Blog

A selection of insightful pieces written by women who work across the breadth of the higher education sector


Who am I supposed to be?

Jan 22, 2019
Written by an anonymous research manager (professional services) at a Russell Group University


Recent controversy and focus on gender issues in the workplace, the disparity with pay between genders in addition to the new D word – diversity, has suddenly made me feel very exposed.

In academia, surrounded by a wealth of hard working and intelligent colleagues, you feel inspired but also insecure that you are not contributing enough as others. The feeling to always prove your worth never leaves your side and is a small voice that unfortunately grows as you grow too.

Just being grateful

Growing up as a woman but also tangled with an ethnic background and faith has made each of...

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An unequal world contributing to gender inequality?

Jan 03, 2019
By Dr. Juliette Torabian. Juliette is senior international adviser/trainer in strategic planning and results-based project management working at University College London.
She is an education specialist whose activities have focused on three main themes:
  • Int'l project management,
  • Capacity development,
  • Public relations
Her research/professional interests include:
  • Public Policy,
  • Higher education policies,
  • Governance, quality and practices,
  • Adult learning/teaching; sustainable development,
  • Gender equality and Human Rights; comparative Int'l education.

Gender gaps persist

The adamant character of gender inequalities find their deep roots in religious texts and discourses that are...

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