Celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 with us – pull up a chair at our discussion fair!
This year to celebrate International Women’s Day, Women of the Wohl are doing something a little bit different and will host a ‘discussion fair’ with discussion stalls, resources, interactive activities and refreshments. This will be a welcoming and friendly space for all to join the conversation in our research community, on a wide variety of issues affecting women and other underrepresented identities in research:
- ‘Allyship to Gender Equality’ with Prof. Jernej Ule
- ‘Mothers In STEM’ with Dr. Sarah Mizielinska
- ‘Science Across Borders’ with Dr. Rodrigo Duarte
- ‘Red Flags’ with Prof. Sarah Byford
- ‘A Date with Diversity’ with Steph Dixon
What is a ‘discussion fair’?
We will be running several ‘drop in’ table stalls, each covering a different theme relating to inequality in STEM and each table will be hosted by a different speaker. You can drop in to the event at any time and stay for as long as you like – you don’t have to stay for the full 1.5hrs unless you want to! Our speakers are there to host discussion, answer your questions and share their experiences. The idea is to create a space for small group conversations around each stall, between you, your colleagues and our speakers. As well as our speaker tables, there will also be refreshments and interactive activities around the room to get you thinking – making this an informal social space for discussion among colleagues.
‘Sounds a bit outside my comfort zone, I’m not sure if this is for me…’
Get advice & support, ask questions, share experiences or just show up to listen – each stall will have plenty of ‘discussion prompts’ and ‘big questions’ to get you thinking. So even if you have never joined conversations like this before or thought about how some of these issues might affect you or you colleagues around you – there’s a space for you at the table!
We know that some of these important topics can be daunting, sensitive and extremely personal to discuss, and so we will expect all attendees and speakers to follow our event code of conduct, which is designed to allow everyone to feel safe and respected when joining in discussions and sharing experiences. This will be clearly displayed around the event venue on the evening.
We will also provide plenty of learning resources, flyers and information at this event on where you can get further support if you are affected by any of the issues discussed. As well as this we’ll also provide info on some fantastic equality groups and initiatives both at King’s and beyond to check out if you’re feeling inspired and want to get involved and help make progress happen.
Who is this event for?
This event is open to all King’s College London IoPPN faculty staff & students. All career levels are welcome from undergraduate all the way up to senior staff! We welcome and encourage all to join us in the conversation, particularly if you are new to conversations about diversity, inclusion and equity. Male colleagues in our staff & student community are also particularly encouraged to join in this event.
What about COVID-19 safety?
This in-person event will be held in accordance with the latest King’s College and KCLSU COVID-19 guidelines, which we encourage all attendees to check & stay up to date with. The event is ticketed with a limited number of places to ensure we maintain a safe capacity within our venue.
All attendees should:
Ensure you have registered a place on the event.
Ensure you are testing regularly either via lateral flow or KCL TEST.
Wear a mask whenever possible unless exempt.
You should not attend the event if you feel unwell – even if this is not due to COVID-19.
We want to ensure that our event is accessible to all. The AccessAble page with accessibility information for the Robin Murray A & B can be found here. Please get in touch with us via email if there is any additional support you need from us to be able to attend the event – we’re happy to help!
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Please note, this event is an internal event open to King’s College London staff & students only and a valid college ID card will be required to gain access to the event venue.