Students Staff

13 November 2015

Essex Women’s Network

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Posted on behalf of the new Essex Women’s Network

Essex Women’s Network

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Inspire, Challenge, Succeed – the Essex Women’s Network is open to all staff who work at our University and also to PhD students. Set up in November 2015 in response to the University’s work with Athena SWAN, the network is here to provide a forum for women to share ideas and provide mutual support. By acting as a forum for discussion and a unified voice, it will help to raise issues and address career challenges that women face. The network also provides informal mentoring and networking opportunities, access to a range of role models and a variety of initiatives to improve retention and promotion for women.

The network is a member-led initiative run by women for women, but male staff are welcome to attend events, participate in activities or submit comments.

Aim of the network

  • Raise awareness of the network and its activities.
  • Encourage more staff to engage with the gender equality and diversity agendas.
  • Provide a range of events and activities that support women’s careers across the institution.
  • Be a voice for women within the institution.
  • Make regional links with local business networks and women’s charities.

Join the network

You can subscribe to the mailing list. Please circulate to friends and colleagues who might be interested in joining the network and attending any of the events.

Events and activities

We’ll be organising events throughout the year on a range of topics identified by network members. Events will normally be scheduled over lunchtimes on different days of the week to give staff who work varying working patterns the opportunity to attend. The network is also an opportunity for social contact amongst women across the organisation.

Essex Women’s Network launch event

Join us for the launch of the Essex’s Women’s Network event for a lunchtime of discussion, inspiration, networking and refreshments.

Be a founding member, shape the group’s aims and change your working life.

  • When: 25 November, 12pm – 2pm
  • Where: Foyer of the Silberrad Student Centre

Other networks

You may also be interested in our Parents’ Support Network. The network is a group of working parents with shared interests and responsibilities who offer each other informal peer support on topics such as managing the transition back to work and the challenges of being a working parent. All mums and dads are welcome, including mums and dads to be and grandparents.

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