Win:Win network: empowering women in leadership

Locations
Park House, Southfield Room
Category
Research
Date(s)
Wednesday 26th March 2014 (11:45-14:00)
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To confirm your attendance, please email Ann Bolstridge, a.bolstridge@bham.ac.uk.

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Description

The Win:Win network offers a space primarily for academic women at the University of Birmingham to come together, share experiences, develop reciprocal support and facilitate action on issues of gender, diversity, employment, career development and leadership. 

We are delighted to announce that Norma Jarboe OBE, Director of Women Count and author of a recent report on gender and leadership in higher education will be joining us on 26 March to discuss her work and the potential benefits for colleagues.

WomenCount is a new, non-profit organisation benchmarking women’s leadership across charitable, academic and public bodies. In the belief that “what gets measured gets done”, Women Count encourages organisations to set aspirational targets for women’s participation, measure the outcomes and report on progress. The expectation is that organisations will achieve a gender balance of leaders – 40%-60% men or women. Women Count’s research allows organisations and their stakeholders to compare progress being made within their sector. It also provides analysis into what hinders progress and what encourages it.

Women Count's recent report of the same name analysed women's leadership in higher education, placing the University of Birmingham within the bottom ten of all UK institutions. The session will explore the findings of the report and discuss the opportunities and options for progress.

The event will be held In the Southfield Room at Park House, 11.45 until 2 with lunch provided.