WoW aims to build an inspiring, multi-disciplinary community of women in the STEM fields within WMG and to provide a support, social & information base. Our endeavour is to continually encourage and foster the growth and progression of women in STEM areas.
WoW was created by our Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team. Our objective is to encourage the growth and progression of our women and in turn create an even more diverse department.
The team felt there was a very real need to:
- Provide a support network to female members of staff, in a wide spectrum of academic and professional disciplines, to encourage more interaction across WMG
- Listen to the concerns and needs of our women in the department
- Develop an inspiring social network
Key events in the pipeline
Female only focus groups to identify career progression needs, and how any development ‘barriers’ can be overcome
Inspirational guest speakers (both from within WMG and externally)
Career support workshops
Quarterly social event
Opportunities to support outreach activities
WoW Lecture Series
Lecture 1 - Madhuban Kumar, CEO of Metafused.
"Data Analytics and AI - Artificial Intelligence, Automation and My Journey"
Lecture 2 - Dr Emily Grossman - International Women's Day Talk
"Secrets of Success"
Emily talks about her varied career as a scientist, actress, teacher, writer and broadcaster. She asks what it takes to succeed in your chosen profession and discusses the challenges she has faced as a woman in STEM and the lessons she has learnt along the way - exploring the ideas of success, fear of failure, changing path, resilience, confidence, imposter syndrome, unconscious bias, sexism, online abuse, self-care and personal growth.
We are WoW
The WoW committee is made up of:
Dr Mel Loveridge, Associate Professor
Catherine Gordon, Senior Administrator
Sue Horner, HR Officer
Jane Shepherd, HR Project Co-ordinator
Women of WMG (WoW)