Women's Forum

The Women’s Forum supports the work and careers of women at the University of Leicester. There are still a range of women-specific challenges in higher education that result in women not participating and advancing their careers on an equal footing with men. The Women’s Forum was set up in 2014 to help overcome these challenges.

The Women’s Forum focuses on information, inspiration and voice. Its meetings provide a platform for staff to raise and discuss women-specific issues of working in higher education and to feed these issues into conversations across the University. Beyond its meetings, the Women’s Forum initiates and organises events and activities aimed at supporting women at the University of Leicester. A more defined programme is currently being developed and key themes are likely to be career support, mentoring, leadership and improving everyday working practices.

The Women’s Forum works in collaboration with the University of Leicester’s other women-focused initiatives such as Athena SWAN and Aurora. The Women’s Forum recognises the important role of men in making higher education a more equal workplace and welcomes men to many of its activities.

If you would like to register your interest in being involved in this network please email the Women's Staff Forum Co-Chairs:

Jenna Morgan or Turi King

Next Women's Forum meetings:

2017/18 dates to be confirmed

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