Inspiration and support

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

Enterprise, gender and rules of the game

Jan 23, 2019

By Holly Campbell, UCL

Historically, the concept of ‘enterprise’ has been typically associated with and ascribed to the realm of men. It lies with socially constructed gendered binaries of rationality, public spaces, and economics. Women, on the other hand, have been deemed to only exist in spaces of the home/ private / domestic. This forms what might be called the ‘rules...

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A career based on careful decisions for the here, the now and the future

Jan 23, 2019
by Kay Biscomb, Associate Dean Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton 

I have worked in Education all of my professional career and in HE for the last 22 years. Very little of my career has been in response to a mapped out strategic plan but rather best described as careful decisions made for the here and now and the immediate future.  I...

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Where are all the BAME women? My hopes for the sector and my own career

Jan 23, 2019

By Shanaz Durrant, Human Resources Administrator, UCL


At the start of her career in higher education, Shanaz considers what opportunities lay ahead of her and how she perceives the leadership positions. Shanaz also explores ideas for action - what can be done?

On the 27th March 2018, I was privileged to attend the first ever WHEN conference created and presented by Alice Chilver - and...

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Insights on building women’s networks

Jan 22, 2019
 By Madiha Sajid

One of WHEN’s founding principles is to support women across the higher education sector through bringing them together. And one of the most effective ways we can think of doing that, is by supporting our members in their existing university women’s networks and where those don’t exist, by supporting our members to establish and effectively run them.

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Who am I supposed to be?

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

Exposed

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...

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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...
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