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)

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.

Inspiring Women at Aston Events 2018/19

Tuesday 29th October 2019
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

Wednesday 27th November 2019
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)

Thursday 12th December 2019
Seminar: Dawn Bonfield
G8, 1-2pm

Friday 24th January 2020 
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

Friday 21st February 2020 
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

Monday 23rd March 2020        
Seminar: Victoria Mee, Head of Legal Services
G8 (TBC) 1-2pm
Title: Work.Life.Law.Ambition

Monday 20th April 2020                      
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

Thursday 28th May 2020         
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 17th June 2020
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)

Tuesday 21st July 2020            
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

Friday 28th August 2020 
Breakfast meeting (Boston Tea Party, Corporation Street)
8-10am (drop in at any time)