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. An exhibition of photographs of female staff, students and alumni is displayed in the College’s Main Entrance and we share stories of students, support staff and academics from across the College on social media. #imperialwomen

2018 events

hidden figures film poster

Network Taster - Connecting Differently, a session led by Hazel Carter-Showell where female staff and students learnt practical tools for connecting in a way that works with who you are, not against you.

'Business Strength has no Gender', a panel event which featured a keynote from Dame Helena Louise Morrissey, founder of the 30% Club

Women in STEM Wikithon celebrated some of the brilliant women who deserve a more prominent place in the historical record

Hidden Figures film screening, the story of three brilliant African-American female mathematicians whose work was critical to launching NASA’s first astronauts into space

Building Confidence workshop, and Building a Powerful Presence workshops, delivered by the College's Learning & Development Centre and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre

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

2018 Talks and Lectures

'Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine and Engineering', Professor Londa Schiebinge, University of Stanford. Imperial Business Partners

'Taking to Our Soapboxes to Tackle Inequality in Science'Dr Nathalie Pettorelli, Zoological Society of London, co-founder of Soapbox Science. International Women’s Day Lecture, Department of Life Sciences

Women in Aeronautics Annual Lecture, Dr Alice Sitt, Aerospace Technology Institute. Department of Aeronautics

'A beautiful mind (and a beautiful face)? How appearance has shaped perceptions of female mathematicians', Eva Kaufholz, University of Hamburg. Department of Mathematics

2017 events

'Struggles, Strategies and (Some) Secrets of Success: how can women get to the top?' A special discussion panel organised with Imperial Business Partners

Women@Imperial Reception, and launch of Women At Imperial College: Past, Present and Future, written by Anne Barrett, College Archivist & Corporate Records Manager

'Equality in the Natural Sciences: Increasing Gender Parity in the Lab and in the Field.' A panel discussion and Q&A, organised by Department of Life Sciences 

'One Size Does Not Fit All: How to make equality, diversity, inclusion and university life work together', Leyla Okhai, Head of EDIC, International Women's Day Lecture, Department of Life Sciences

Outreach day aimed to inspire the next generation of women in science

2016 events

Professor Dot Griffiths speaking at Women@Imperial 2016'WomenCount: Leaders in Higher Education 2016' report launch

‘An Editor's View’, Dr Fiona Godlee, FRCP, Editor in Chief of the British Medical Journal, Athena SWAN Lecture, School of Public Health

Women@Imperial Week Gender Summit

Women@Imperial Week Reception

Women in Innovation Panel and Q&A, organised by Imperial College Women in Business society

‘The sweet things in life’, Professor Anne Dell, CBE, FRS, FMedSci, International Women’s Day Lecture, Department of Life Sciences

 

2015

Photo of Women@Imperial Exhibition2015 saw the first celebration of Women@Imperial, with a specially produced public exhibition of photographs and archive material celebrating the work of female staff and students at Imperial exhibited at both South Kensington and Hammersmith campuses.