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 iwa@aston.ac.uk

Activities 

We meet at 8am once a month at Boston Tea Party (Corporation Street) for breakfast. All are welcome and there is no need to book (just drop in anytime between 8-10am). The next breakfast meeting will be taking place on:

  • Thursday 7th March

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

International Women's Week 2019

Download here the programme for 4 - 13 March 2019

Aston Book Club

 

Date

 

  Time

   Room no

   Book

  Author

Fri 2 Nov

 1-2 pm 

  MB253

  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

  MB253

  God of Small Things

 Arundhati Roy

Wed 23 Jan

 1-2 pm

  SW309

  Diversity Bargain

 Natasha Warikoo

Wed 27 Feb

 1-2 pm

  MB502

  Behind the Scenes at the Museum

 Kate Atkinson

Wed 3 April

 1-2 pm

  MB502

  And the Mountains Echoed

 Khaled Hosseini

Fri 24 May

 1-2 pm

  MB253

  Silent Scream

 Angela Marson

Mon 1 July

 1-2 pm

  MB253

  Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

 Watson & Twycross-Martin


Inspiring Women at Aston Events 2018/19

Wednesday 4th July
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

Friday 7th September
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)

Wednesday 19th September
Seminar: Dawn Bonfield
G8, 1-2pm

Wednesday 3rd October 
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

Thursday 8th November 
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

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

Friday 7th December                      
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

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

Tuesday 5th February 
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

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

Thursday 7th March 
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

Friday 5th April 
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

Wednesday 8th May 
Seminar: Bethany Fovargue, Operations Manager, NOVUS, The Chartered institute of Logistics and Transport
G8, 1-2pm
Title:  Building your personal brand on social media

Monday 13th May 
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

Tuesday 4th June
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)