For individuals

Develop yourself

Build your skills and experience through training and events that are designed for you. There's so much generic training that doesn't take into account our higher education context, or our roles as professional services or academic staff. Through the network you will have access to training and events that have been thoughtfully designed specifically for you. What's more WHEN events are grounded in action, so you'll always take away practical ideas to try out in the workplace.


Expand your network

Connect with, learn from, share with and be supported by female colleagues at all levels working in other higher education institutions across the sector. Build your network through face to face events as well as enhancing your online presence and capacity for networking remotely.

Shape your future

Be part of the conversation. We will address the key issues that will make the biggest difference to us. Have access to a supportive environment where open objective discussion and exchange can take place. Contribute to ensuring existing practices work harder and smarter for us. Examples include: job sharing; flexible working; part-time working; shared parental-leave and career pathways. 

For managers and their institutions

Support your colleagues

By granting your female colleagues access to the network you will benefit by: Having an inexpensive solution to support the development of female staff;  Being confident in offering both academic and professional services female staff a developmental mechanism that has been designed specifically to meet their needs; Being visibly able to demonstrate their awareness of gender inequality and their commitment to take action. 

Demonstrate your commitment

You understand that gender inequality is still a significant issue that affects all colleagues. You want to take action.  You are interested in exploring new ways to tackle inequality and speed up gender equality.  By giving you colleagues access to the network you will be able to demonstrate your commitment.

Athena SWAN

To support your Athena Swan application you need to gather evidence of tangible action and progress.  You must demonstrate awareness of specific issues as well as commitment to tailored action to address gender equality in your organisation.  Granting female colleagues WHEN membership will enable you to gather evidence for your Athena SWAN applications as well as for other relevant awards.