Women at ImperilWomen@Imperial is an annual event that takes place around International Women’s Day (8 March). Over the course of a week we celebrate female staff and students at Imperial, past and present, and raise awareness of the support available in College for women. #imperialwomen

Events from previous years

Various events for Women@Imperial Week have taken place since it was established in 2015. These have included training courses and networking events, discussion panels, wikithons to raise the visibility of successful women, and lectures and talks from speakers such as Dame Louise Morrissey (founder of the 30% Club) and Dr Fiona Godlee (Editor in Chief of the British Medical Journal). 

One aspect of Women@Imperial is to highlight women as role models. Online you can explore some pioneering women from the College's history as well as portraits of women at Imperial today

PhD student Nadia Soliman explores the similarities and differences between leadership styles in the military and in academia for the Department of Life Science's 2019 International Women's Day Lecture.

What academia could learn from the military

Nadia Soliman, Department of Medicine

For the Department of Life Science's 2019 International Women's Day Lecture, Nadia Soliman compares her experiences in the British Army and her time as a young academic and reflects on leadership. Nadia discusses the myth that women don’t have success in the military and the myth that military training has little relation to academia.

Professor Londa Schiebinger, Stanford University, talks about how to integrate gender analysis into research.

Gendered Innovations in STEM

Professor Londa Schiebinge, University of Stanford

For Women@Imperial Week 2018, Professor Londa Schiebinge discusses the importance of integrating gender analysis to achieve excellence in science and technology research.

More information Professor Schiebinge and her work can be found on the Gendered Innovations website.

Panel discussion on how women can get to the top

Struggles, Strategies and Secrets of Success

Rachel Higham (MD CIO from BT group), Alison Atkinson (Director Capital Projects from AWE), Nupur Singh Mallick (HR Director from TCS UK) and chaired by Anjana Ahuja (freelance science journalist)

This panel discussion for Women@Imperial Week 2016 explores the difficulties still faced by women in the workplace and the challenges employers face in overcoming these difficulties.