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InspiringWomen @ WELS

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.

InspiringWomen is open to everybody in the Faculty, whatever their gender, role, grade or type of contract, who is interested in challenging bias and supporting women's careers and aspirations.

The next meeting dates are:

  • 3 October 2018: Is The Open University 'too White'?
  • 22 November 2018: Research on girls participation in school maths
  • 30 January 2019: 5 ways to mental wellbeing
  • 5 March 2019: Celebrating International Women’s Day with Women@OU
  • 22 May 2019: Unconscious bias

All meetings take place in person and online (via Lync) @ 13:00-14:00. Please visit the Network's website for details. 

For more information, please contact

Join our mailing list

  • Follow the mailing list link (ou-women-list) to the OU's email management system
  • Select ‘OU Staff’ and then ‘Other lists’ to find ou-women-list
  • Select ‘Subscribe’. Done! 

Contact us

There are several ways you can contact the committee:


Twitter: @women_OU

Yammer: WomenAtOU

Or in person at one of our events.