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Welcome to the Imperial Women's Network

The Imperial Women’s Network was established in early 2016 under the impetus of Business School alumni volunteers. It's led by a group of dedicated alumni volunteers who work to deliver a series of professional and personal development opportunities for their members. 

"The Network leverages and celebrates the achievements of its community to inspire and support professional development, lifelong learning and support more Imperial women to advance in their careers."

The Network aims to provide a space for peer-to-peer professional and personal networking and support for female alumni, and male ‘advocates of diversity’ who have studied at the College. Read their strategy here.

The Network has a LinkedIn group. Please note this is an alumni group and is different from the Imperial Women’s Club which is for staff of Imperial College. You can also follow the Network on Twitter @ImperialWomens

Current committee members:

  • Xia Chen (MSc Management 2015) – Senior Consultant in Enterprise Architecture, Deloitte
  • Audrey Vanderpuye (BSc Biology 2007) – Chartered Surveyor, Deloitte Real Estate
  • Julia Osetrova (MSc Strategic Marketing 2013) - Account Manager, Hawkeye
  • Angela Malik (MBA 2019) - Founder and CEO, Planet Nourish
  • Ximena Montano (BSc Microbiology 1980, PhD Biochemistry 1984) - Honorary Lecturer, King's College London
  • Vivian Tam (MBA 2016) - Senior Strategic Consultant, Government of Ontario, Canada

Upcoming events:

How future fit are you as a leader?

12 May 2021, 17.30 - 19.15, Online, £5
Leading this interactive workshop, Kimberley Lotery, Leadership and Executive Coach, One Mind Coaching will focus on how to have better conversations with your team, how to understand dynamics in conflicts and get comfortable in resolving them. You will come away with a practical ideas on how you can become a more efficient and empathetic leader, ready for the business world of tomorrow. Sign up now.

Recent past events:

Imperial Women's Network wellbeing social

16 March 2021. This social event focused on wellbeing during the pandemic, with discussion around feelings and anxieties about returning to 'normal'.

Imperial Women's social event and focus group

10 December 2020. The committee hosted an informal social event to learn more about what members would like from future events. 

Changes in organisational culture

11 February 2020. With guest speakers from BT, Deloitte, Honne and PA Consulting, the panel addressed the need to continuous review of an organisational culture and how to undertake a complete overhaul of culture to achieve positive results.

Social at ING Private art collection 

20 November 2019. The evening saw the opportunity to view ING’s UK Art collection which includes works by artists such as Thomas Lawrence, Stanley Spencer, Patrick Heron and Paul Nash as well as items from The Baring Archive, one of the finest archives of a financial institution anywhere in the world. Barings Bank, acquired by ING in 1995, was the oldest merchant bank in the City of London.

View photos from the event on Facebook

Big Picture Changes: Generational Differences and the Impact on Workplace and Society

2 October 2019. At this networking breakfast, Dr Eliza Filby led an engaged audience of Imperial friends, guests and alumni through the generational differences in the workplace and what this means to companies, managers and individuals.

Innovation in Transport 

6 February 2019. We were pleased to welcome three guest speakers from the world of transport, including He-In Cheong Current PhD student at Imperial College working on integrating modelling platforms, Sue Terpilowski OBE, Managing Director, Image Line Communications, President of Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association UK Chapter and John Pelton MBE Programme Director, Palace of Westminster Palace Restoration and RenewalJacobs Consultancy.