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. #imperialwomen

Events from previous years

Since it's establishment in 2015, Women@Imperial Week has seen a wide range of events. These have included training courses, networking events, discussion panels, wikithons, and talks from speakers such as Dame Louise Morrissey (founder of the 30% Club) and Dr Fiona Godlee (Editor in Chief of the British Medical Journal). 

Below you can watch some of the talks from previous Women@Imperial Weeks. You can also explore some pioneering women from the College's history as well as portraits of women at Imperial today

Women@Imperial talks

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

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.

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.

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). 

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.