The word WOMEN with a photo of a woman inside each letter, on a purple and blue backgroundWomen at 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

Videos of events from previous years

Leaders discuss 'Choose to Challenge'

To mark International Women’s Day and the start of Women at Imperial Week 2021, the EDI Centre hosted an online panel event with senior leaders in the College to discuss the #IWD theme “Choose to Challenge” which aims to celebrate women’s achievements; raise awareness of gender bias, and encourage action for equality

Leaders from Imperial discuss gender equality and actions

Leaders discuss 'Choose to Challenge'

Panel members discuss actions they are currently taking and the challenges ahead

To mark International Women’s Day and the start of Women at Imperial Week 2021, the EDI Centre hosted an online panel event with senior leaders in the College to discuss the #IWD theme “Choose to Challenge” which aims to celebrate women’s achievements; raise awareness of gender bias, and encourage action for equality

Imperial staff and students on what change making means

What do Imperial women #ChooseToChallenge​?

What change making means, when they have challenged biases and who has inspired them

For Women at Imperial Week 2021 we asked staff and students what change making means to them, when they have challenged biases and who has inspired them.

Nadia Soliman reflects on leadership

What academia could learn from the military

Nadia Soliman compares her experiences in the British Army and as a young academic

For the Department of Life Sciences 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.

Panel discussion on difficulties women face in the workplace

Struggles, Strategies and Secrets of Success

Panel discussion exploring the difficulties faced by women in the workplace

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.

Chaired by Anjana Ahuja (freelance science journalist), the panel comprised: Rachel Higham (MD CIO from BT group), Alison Atkinson (Director Capital Projects from AWE), Nupur Singh Mallick (HR Director from TCS UK), and James Stirling (Provost, Imperial College London). 

Reflections on gender equality at Imperial and in HE

The state of, and prospects for, gender equality in academia

Simone and Mark discuss progress made and the challenges ahead

For Women@Imperial Week 2020, Professor Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Provost (Education), and Professor Mark Burgman, Director of the Centre for Environmental Policy, reflect on the state of gender equality here at Imperial and elsewhere in higher education. Drawing on evidence and personal experience, they will reflect on progress made and the challenges ahead.

Londa Schiebinge talks about integrating gender in research

Gendered Innovations in STEM

Professor Londa Schiebinge talks about the importance of integrating gender analysis in research

For Women@Imperial Week 2018 Professor Londa Schiebinge, University of Stanford, 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.

2017 International Women's Day Lecture

One Size Does Not Fit All

Leyla Okhai discuses how organisations and individuals can take steps for positive change

For the 2017 Department of Life Sciences International Women's Day Lecture, Leyla Okhai, Head of the College's Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre, discusses how one size does not fit all, and how we can all take responsibility for positive change.