Imperial Women's Network

The Imperial Women’s Network

Xia Chen, Anna Jordan, Audrey Vanderpuye and Andrea Solana

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) – Consultant, Deloitte

Anna Jordan – (MSci Physics 2015) – Co-Founder & Operations lead, Alchera Technologies

Sidsel Rytter Bockhahn (MBA 2011) – Marketing Manager, Johnson & Johnson

Andrea Solana (MBA 2014) – Head of Advanced Planning, MASECO Private Wealth

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

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

View the network’s strategy and proposition here

Forthcoming events

Social event  – TBC July

Past events

Innovation in Healthcare Technology panel session, 15 May

Read the write up of the event 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.

Read a review of the event here

Innovation in Banking and Financial Services – 6 November

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.

Read a review of the event here

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.

Read a review of the event here

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.

Read a review of the event here.

Thinking Fast and Slow – Growing your awareness of unconscious bias, 26 September, EY, London Bridge

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.

Read a review of the event here.

Imperial Women’s Network social event, 22 June 2017, Institute of Directors Wine Bar, London.

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.

Read a full review of the event here.

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.

Read a full review of the event here.

Winter Social, 11 November 2016

See the pictures here [takes you to Facebook]

Personal Finance Workshop, led by Andrea Solana (MBA 2014), 22 September
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.

Read a full review of the event here