Changing the status quo

Hosting bold, meaningful events and training to support women in higher education

Past events

Keeping on top of everything: A COO perspective

12.00-13.00, 10th June 2020 

Fiona Ryland, UCL's Chief Operating Officer will share her experience of leading a university during a time of global crisis. She will share reflections on what strategies she is using both at home and at work to deal with the unprecedented challenges.

Working from home: An academic's reality check

11.00-12.00, 24th June 2020

Professor Karen O’Brien, Head of the Humanities Division at Oxford University will explore the reality of lockdown for academic mothers in particular who may be juggling research, teaching and learning activities, childcare, house work and working from home.

Should I share parental leave? What research reveals

11.00-12.00, 8th July 2020 

Drawing on research with expectant and new parents within the HE sector, Clare Matysova, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will explore decision-making in relation to taking or sharing parental leave. 

Maternity leave & Covid-19: how am I coping?

11.00-12.00, 6th May 2020 

Alice is currently on maternity leave from her role as Director of Organisational Development at UCL. She is also the CEO and Founder of WHEN. The first in our series of webinars sharing real experiences, Alice will talk candidly about her experience of becoming a first time mother, and how she is navigating through uncertainty.

What do women leaders bring to the table during crisis?

11.00-12.00, 13th May 2020

Are women better leaders when it comes to a crisis? With COVID 19 spotlighting the role of women leaders Srabani Sen, CEO and Founder of Full Colour, will examine what women bring to crisis leadership, share her thoughts on the difference between “male” and “female” leadership traits and explores what this means for the organisations and countries they lead.

VC Prof. Susan Lea: my own leadership & resilience

15.00-16.00, 27th May 2020 

Vice Chancellor of Hull University, Professor Susan Lea will discuss her leadership approach, during this challenging time and how she has seen effective collaboration, whilst working remotely. She will explore the role that leaders at all levels of the university can play in ensuring a shift from surviving to thriving in the current situation.

Blended Learning (Coming soon)

Learning to enjoy networking, even for introverts like me

Join us as we talk to self-confessed introvert, Professor Sara Mole about the power of networking and how to learn to embrace it, even if you're someone that hates it! Sara will share her personal reflections on how networking has impacted her career, and give her tops tips for maximising networking opportunities.

Preparing for maternity leave: coaching series

Our sought after coaching series for expectant mothers in higher education will soon be available as an online series. The programme supports women to prepare for a period of change with confidence, practical ways to maintain momentum at work and access to a supportive network of colleagues facing the same change.

Leading impactful staff networks

Strong staff networks can transform an  employees experience for good. This practical training session covers how to establish powerful and meaningful networks; how to measure success and show impact; how to get institutional buy-in; and practical actions to take. It is suitable for staff, at all levels wishing to launch or relaunch a staff network.

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Join us at 11.00am GMT on Wednesday 6th May 2020.