Imperial Women's Network committee

The Imperial Women’s Network

The Imperial Women’s Network welcomes alumni from Imperial College London, and friends interested in advancing women’s leadership in business.  Our supportive community represents an exclusive network with access to a unique mix of corporate leaders. 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.

The Imperial Women’s Network was established in early 2016 and is driven by Imperial College London and Business School alumni:

Xia Chen (Management 2015) – Senior Consultant in Enterprise Architecture, Deloitte

Audrey Vanderpuye (BSc Hons Biology 2007) – Chartered Surveyor, Deloitte Real Estate

Help drive the Imperial Women's Network

The Network are looking for at least three alumni volunteers to join the dedicated committee and help lead and contribute to the continuing success and development of the Network. Alumni from all College faculties and industry sectors are welcome to apply. Your unique skills and perspectives will enable the committee to reflect our alumni community and deliver an exciting and informative programme that meets their diverse needs. 

Find out more about the role and apply here >>

Deadline for applications: Thursday 17 December 2020
Location: We welcome applications from alumni in any location
Time Commitment: Committee members are required to attend the Network’s events and meetings, and support the organisation and delivery of two to five activities/events per year.  We ask for a minimum of two years commitment from new committee members.

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.

Follow them on Twitter @ImperialWomens

Read their strategy here

Forthcoming events

Imperial Women's social event and focus group, 10 Dec, 17:30 - 19:00
Join the committee and members for an 'at home' social event with the chance to learn more about what they do and share ideas for future events. 

Past 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. 

Read a summary of the discussion

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.

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Networking Breakfast: Dr Eliza Filby on Big Picture Changes: Generational Differences and the Impact on Workplace and Society
2 October 2019

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.

Read a review of the discussion here

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.

Innovation in Banking and Financial Services 
6 November 2018

The event featured a keynote talk from Antony Welfare, Director of Innovation Strategy at Oracle and Marta Piekarska,  Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger. This was followed by a panel session and Q&A.

Technology Predictions – Skill or Science? 
22 May 2018 

A keynote talk from Aisling Teo, Deloitte Global Technology Chief of Staff, followed by a panel session.

Healthcare and Well being seminar with Dr Victoria Harmer 
8 February 2018

Dr Victoria Harmer discussed women’s health and well-being in this engaging and informative presentation.

Thinking Fast and Slow – Growing your awareness of unconscious bias
26 September 2017

Dr Pete Jones a Chartered Psychologist and a Chartered Scientist who specialises in research and consultancy around our unconscious biases, spoke to an audience of alumni, students and guests.

Personal Resilience and Leadership seminar
25 May 2017
A thought-provoking and interactive workshop led by Dr Jayanie Kodituwakku, which looked at the power of thought and the mind and how this affects our perceptions of the external world. 

Breakfast Networking event
29 March 2017
Another great turn out for this informal breakfast networking session, where attendees shared ideas for future events and networked with alumni and guests.

Explore your personal brand seminar
9 February 2017

Guest speaker Alicia Thakrar, Brand consultant and MD at The Upper Story, gave an inspiring presentation on how to define your own personal brand, and exercises to help you achieve this. she was followed by a panel of successful business women, who discussed how to apply personal brand in the workplace. This was followed by a networking reception.

Personal Finance Workshop, led by Andrea Solana (MBA 2014)
22 September 2016
Over 50 alumni, students and guests attended a Personal Finance workshop during which  Andrea Solana (MBA 2014) challenged the audience to assess their spending habits, attitudes toward money and personal financial goals in this interactive session focused on financial planning and investment principles.