External sites supporting women

Early Careers Researchers

There are a number of organisations that provide support for Early Careers Researchers, who are returning after a period away from their area of research. Not all of these are aimed exclusively at women, but returning from maternity leave is an obvious area where additional support can make a huge differerence. We aim to keep our website up to date with details of funding that becomes available.


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BCSWomen is a Specialist Group within the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) whose main objectve is to provide support for female IT professionals, as well as mentoring and encouraging girls/ women to enter IT as a career.

There are 1,100 members in the UK and they offer countrywide events, information sharing, CV advice clinics and professional networking.

We encourage our female students to join this group. In the past, we have invited members of the group to talk to our students, as part of their studies. In 2014/15 Mary Clarkson, Chair of the Leicestershire branch of BCSWomen, gave a talk to all students taking the Requirements Engineering and Professional Practise module (CO1008).

For more information on BCSWomen

Other Sites

The following sites have been recommended to us as having useful content of interest to women in STEM subjects:

  • ACM-W - 'Supporting, celebrating and advocating for women in Computing'.

This is the women’s committee of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Please see details of their first WomENcourage2014 event.

  • J.P. Morgan Winning Women – this website focuses on successful, top-performing women employed by J.P. Morgan. Their ‘Winning Women’ programme is "designed to help us meet the next generation of female leaders and for you to find out about the opportunities and rewards of a career in an investment bank”
  • IT's not just for the boys!, organised by TARGETjobs Events these events are designed exclusively for female students who are looking to find out more about technology careers.


This is a new part of our website and we plan to grow it over time. We welcome your suggestions/ recommendations for websites to add – please contact Neil Walkinshaw


Please refer to the University’s disclaimer in connection with links to this third party site, which is not affiliated to the University of Leicester

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