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International Women's Day 2020 recording

International Women's Day speakersYesterday (8 March) was International Women's Day, or IWD. This year, the campaign theme was #EachForEqual, because an equal world is an enabled one.

9th March 2020

Researching your female ancestors: a seminar with the University Archivist

Finding your female ancestors can be a challenge. A woman’s maiden name disappeared from many records after she married, meaning we can end up with branches of our family tree full of our male ancestors’ names beside ‘married unknown’.

4th September 2019

Genders At Work: Workplace Glassed and Gendered - Recording available

If you missed Dr Kate Carruthers Thomas, Senior Research Fellow and Athena SWAN Project Manager at Birmingham City University, speaking about Genders At Work: Workplace Glassed and Gendered, don't worry! You can now watch or re-watch our video of the seminar. Please note that the link will direct you to SharePoint Online.

8th August 2019

Join the Women @OU committee!

*UPDATE: All of our committee posts are currently filled. However, if you are interested in getting involved with the Network by being a Champion or helping at events, please email us.*

We are on the look out for people who would like to join the Committee, to help steer the Network. If you are interested, please take a look at our Terms of Reference on the "About us" page of the website.

8th April 2019
Josie Fraser cutting a cake

Reflections on the relaunch of Women@OU

The relaunch of the Women @OU network focused on connections and questioning the status quo, as over 100 colleagues came together at a special event in the week of International Womens’ Day in March. 

19th March 2019

International Women's Day 2019

#BalanceforBetter

On Friday 8 March, people around the world will be celebrating women's achievements. This year's focus is on 'better the balance, better the world' to help forge gender balance. To support this, members of the committee have joined the campaign to "strike the #BalanceforBetter pose". Why not do the same and share your pics on social media (include @women_OU and we'll retweet you)?

8th March 2019

International Women's Day 2018

Be Bold for Change - Inspiration to Action

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Women@OU network committee lined up an inspirational panel of guests who shared their stories of making change through action.

Based on the campaign theme ‘Be Bold for Change’, this event was designed to stimulate conversations that inspire and motivate women into action. You can watch a recording of the event on Stadium.

18th March 2018

InspiringWomen Network

InspiringWomen@WELS is a network to support and inspire women in their careers, and raise awareness about issues that impact on women’s progression and development. Find out more on their website

Contact us

There are several ways you can contact the committee:

Email: ou-women@open.ac.uk

Twitter: @women_OU

Yammer: WomenAtOU

Or in person at one of our events.