An inclusive network

Uniting women with different roles, from different institutions, different fields, different backgrounds and experiences. 


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

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. 

What can members expect?


We curate relevant, inspiring and practical content. Members can expect a combination of full length and summarised academic articles, interviews, stories, perspectives, career profiles and pathways and news relevant to speeding up gender equality in our sector.


Members unite in an online community where they share experiences, learn from and support one another. Connecting online is an important means by which we are able to come together,  surpassing travel and other practical restrictions. 


Online and face to face, free and paid events take place throughout the membership year. Our members receive priority booking and are the first to know about all of our events. They can expect to receive a member discount of up to 50% where there is a charge. 

Become a member today

We endeavour to make the network as accessible as possible. Please note, we are a non-profit making entity, run entirely by volunteers. We charge fees for membership and some events to enable us to fund activities. We do not currently receive funding from any sector bodies.

Yellow membership



Sign up now to become a member immediately. You will gain instant access to the members area where you will find articles, interviews, stories, webinar recordings and more.


Pink membership



When an institution becomes a Partner of WHEN, we give them 50 free membership places. If you have been allocated one of these places, you can join by signing up here.


Blue membership



When you sign up to attend one of our paid events, we will include annual free membership to WHEN with your purchase. Your membership access will be automatically assigned for you.


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