Inclusive networking

We unite women with different roles and experiences, from different institutions, fields and backgrounds, because together we are stronger.


We host three key networks

As well as uniting all women and networks from across the sector, we host a network for the sector's most senior women of colour. WHEN networks are positive and forward looking collectives about supporting and enabling one another.

1. A network for all women working in higher education

Our goal is to support 10,000 positive career moves for our members. We aim to connect women beyond the boundaries of their institutions and/or disciplines through our member only mentoring scheme. 

2. A network for the sector's most senior women of colour

We organise bold, meaningful online and face to face, free and paid events throughout year. Our members receive a discount and priority booking, being the first to know about all of our events. 

3. A community of practice for women's networks

We bring together members in an online community where they share experiences, learn from and support one another. Connecting online allows us to surpass travel and other practical restrictions. 

Support our work

We endeavour to make the network as accessible as possible. If you are able to, please support our work



Donate £5/month to help us to deliver, develop and run the network. 




Donate £2/month to help us to deliver, develop and run the network.


Who is membership for?

We unite all roles and levels: Vice-Chancellors, Chief Operating Officers, Professors, Lecturers, Laboratory Managers, Registrars, Researchers, Institute Coordinators, Finance Officers, Human Resources Officers for example.

Progression pathways can be a challenge to identify and getting a role in a highly specialised research field can be competitive, with unclear alternatives. Between us, there are many examples of overcoming challenges and creating new pathways and opportunities.

By coming together to support, share and learn from one another, we are stronger. 

WHEN offers the only forum to reach across the entire sector, connecting all women so that we can maximise opportunities and expand horizons. We are open to all self-identifying women and non-binary people who work in the higher education sector. 

Member benefits

Personal Growth

Feel understood and empowered

Share your experiences with others

Receive support from others

Expand your horizons

Professional Development

Feel inspired 

Build and grow your network

Raise your profile

Develop skills and gain new experiences

Consider your future and career pathways


Drive Change

Make a difference

Be part of the conversation

Contribute to changing the status quo

Make policies work better for you


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