Inspiration and support

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

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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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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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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