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Inspiring Women for staff

Welcome to the new look Inspiring Women Events, which are a series of occasional one-hour lunchtime talks by female speakers and is sponsored by Warwick's Provost,Chris Ennew. These talks are then followed by interactive workshops to support your career development. The initiative was established in order to encourage and inspire female staff at Warwick, to learn from other women, share their own experiences and to meet with colleagues they may not otherwise encounter on campus.

Next Event

Wednesday 9th March 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

International Women's Day

Inspiring Women Presents, in collaboration with City CV

 ‘Sorry, Not Sorry…’

How often do you find yourself using the word sorry throughout your workday? So many people in the workplace begin practically every sentence with the word ‘sorry’. They say, ‘Sorry, is this a good time?’ ‘Sorry, can I come in?’ ‘Sorry, can I speak?’ The ‘sorrys’ that we sprinkle through our days make us appear less confident and competent.

How to talk confidently and unapologetically about your achievements in an interview is one of the most common challenges we address in our coaching sessions. @VictoriaMcLean, Founder and CEO of City CV, will discuss the negative impact the ‘apologising habit’ has on careers and how to break that habit for good.

We are partnering with @CityCV to present a FREE one-hour live masterclass to transform your vocabulary and allow you to focus more on your career and less on apologising! The webinar will be hosted on Teams on Wed 9th March 12.30-1.30pm

Wednesday 9th March 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Online Teams Event

Please sign up here to register your interest and to receive joining instructions:

Meet the Team

I am delighted to welcome you Warwick’s ‘Inspiring Women- Staff’ events organising team!

We are Shera Payne, Owner-Relationship Manager, Warwick Accommodation, Anne Wilson, Head of Careers, and Amanda Bishop, WP Faculty Co-ordinator.

We look forward to meeting you at the next event, and always welcome feedback on what further opportunities you would like to see.

Please spread the word about these events which are open to all colleagues regardless of gender.

You can get in contact with us at:

Past Speakers

The Inspiring Women initiative was launched in 2015 in order to inspire and encourage Warwick’s many talented and capable female staff.

The very popular Inspiring Women speaker series features a mixture of academic and professional services staff, prominent Warwick alumni and other high-profile women across a range of careers. Read more about our past events and speakers.Link opens in a new window

Helpful Links

Inspiring Women Student Series


Gender Initiatives at Warwick

To champion advancement of gender equality at all levels in the University.