One way to help people to succeed is through the development of networks. We felt it would be a good idea to develop a network aimed at inspiring women at Aston. The network is open to anyone who is able to help women develop and achieve.

Who are we? 

At the moment we are a relatively small group of motivated individuals who meet regularly to support one another and the development of a network. 

What do we do? 

  • Provide a safe space for discussion and the development of networks (Chatham House rules apply)
  • Invite guests and speakers with interesting a motivational stories to tell
  • Look for opportunities to enhance the lives and careers of women

Who is it for?

Any staff who are interested in discussion and networking. 

How can I be involved?

Please email us at


We meet at 8am once a month at Boston Tea Party (Corporation Street) for breakfast. All are welcome there is no need to book. The next breakfast meeting will be taking place on:

  • Friday 7th December

If you are attending for the first time, please contact us at so that we can give you the name of someone to look out for.

Aston Book Club





   Room no



 Fri 2 Nov

 1-2 pm 


  Things you can see only when you slow down: How to be calm in a busy world

  Haemin Sunim

Fri 14 Dec

 1-2 pm


  God of Small Things

 Arundhati Roy

Wed 23 Jan

 1-2 pm


  Diversity Bargain

 Natasha Warikoo

Wed 27 Feb

 1-2 pm


  Behind the Scenes at the Museum

 Kate Atkinson

Wed 3 April

 1-2 pm


  And the Mountains Echoed

 Khaled Hosseini

Fri 24 May

 1-2 pm


  Silent Scream

 Angela Marson

Mon 1 July

 1-2 pm


  Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

 Watson & Twycross-Martin

Inspiring Women at Aston Events 2018/19

Wednesday 21st November        
Seminar: Victoria Mee, Head of Legal Services
G8 (TBC) 1-2pm
Title: Work.Life.Law.Ambition

Friday 7th December                      

Wednesday 12th December         
Athena SWAN lecture: Dame Stephanie Shirley CH
12-2pm G11 (booked)
Title: The story of an early pioneer in computers
Talk at 12 followed by light refreshments and book signing

Wednesday 6th February              
Seminar: Caroline Bluck, Security Manager
G8 (booked) 1-2 pm
Title: How I’ve survived in male dominated industries, and why diversity is key to success

Tuesday 26th March                        
Seminar: Bethany Fovargue, Operations Manager, NOVUS, The Chartered institute of Logistics and Transport
G8 (booked) 1-2pm
 Title:  Building your personal brand on social media