FutureScot is delighted to announce that Women in Academia will be kick starting FutureScot's Women Lead series. 

Taking place at The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Women in Academia will be an opportunity to meet with several of Scotland's leading female academics to discuss the issues that face women embarking on, or progressing in their, career in academia. 

We will be discussing a range of keytopics including:

  • What do you need to do to make reader, senior lecturer or professor?
  • When do you say yes and when do you say no? 
  • How important is having a mentor?
  • What will the impact of Brexit be on research, development and funding? 
  • How do you achieve a life/work balance? 

With presentations from four senior academics in Scotland followed by a question and answer session, and a networking lunch, this seminar is an exciting opportunity to learn from highly successful women across academia.

Whether you are currently embarking on or considering a career in STEM, business, social sciences, vetinary or medicine, this event will look at the challenges facing women in academia across disciplines and discuss how to create cultural changes in Scotland's universities.



Hear from leading academics including:

Professor Heather McGregor, Executive Dean of the Edinburgh Business School is more commonly known as Mrs. MoneyPenny, Financial Times columnist and author of the two bestselling books 'Career Advice for Ambitious Women' and 'Financial Advice for Independent Women'. 

Professor Andrea Nolan, Principal & Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University, is the first female to ever be appointed to head a British vetinary school and the first women to hold the role as Convener of Universities Scotland. 

Professor Zoe Shipton, Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, member of the Royal Academy of Engineering working group on “Shale gas extraction in the UK: a review of the scientific and engineering evidence” and currently holds the chair of the Tectonic Studies Group of the Geological Society of London.

Professor Aileen Fyfe, Reader in History at the University of St. Andrews and co -chair of the 'Women in Academia Now!' project - Academic Women Now: experiences of mid-career academic women in Scotland

Chaired by Talat Yaqoob, Director of Equate Scotland, co - founder of Women 50:50 and feminist campaigner. 

This event will feature discussion on:

  • Challenging expectations and embedding change in academic institutions; 
  • Addressing the disproportionate number of women in senior positions; 
  • Discussing how senior female academics can create pathways for their students and colleagues; 
  • How to remain competitive in academia throughout your career
The Women Lead series aims to discuss how we can create pathways for women to succeed in different sector across Scotland.

Look out for:

Women in Tech 
Women in Politics
Women in Media 
Women in Buisness 

Join Us

22 November 2017 The Royal Society of Edinburgh 22-26 George Street Edinburgh - EH2 2PQ United Kingdom

Women in Academia

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