Oxford Women’s Network (OWN)
The Oxford Women’s Network is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the community of women within the collegiate University. OWN is designed to connect female faculty, staff and students, serve as a clearing-house for services and information (conferences, training courses etc) and serve as a forum for networking and discussion of issues affecting women in the University.
How do I join? All self-identified women members of the University are invited to join. To be added to the mailing list, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits of networking include personal and career development, greater visibility, increased social and work contacts and sharing of information. The University benefits through greater communication with and a better understanding of the needs of female staff. Established ways of networking include attending meetings, dining in or going for drinks after work. Many women, as well as men, are able to join in these informal networks, but, usually because of responsibilities at home, others cannot.
An OWN newsletter, containing a round-up of news and events, is circulated by the Equality and Diversity Unit. Items for inclusion should be emailed to Gender.Equality@admin.ox.ac.uk. Members of OWN may also be consulted on key issues relating to gender equality at Oxford from time to time