Women in OR & Analytics Network

The Women in OR & Analytics Network is a newly-established network for female OR practitioners and academics.

The gender imbalance in OR and STEM in general still presents many challenges both for academics and practitioners.

Whilst there is a lot of literature about the low proportions of women in STEM careers, no work had specifically been undertaken on the UK OR profession until 2018 when The OR Society sponsored three MSc research projects on the theme of women in OR.

Key findings from the three projects concluded that The OR Society should establish a network for women at work in OR and analytics to build strong, encouraging connections.

We need you

We need your voice, your knowledge and your experience in this group. Help us to build a strong, self-supporting network and to set better conditions for the next cohort of young women launching into their careers in OR and analytics.

Committee details

Network Committee

Person Role
Frances O'Brien
Maria Sofia Alul Secretary

Events Subcommittee

Person Role
Ruth Kaufman Chair
Beth Tinsley Member
Jana Ries Member
Sheema Noorain Member
Stephen Maher Member
Sumitra Sri Bhashyam Member

PR & Media Subcommittee

Person Role
Hugo Herrera Chair
Annunziata Esposito Amideo Member
Maria Sofia Alul Member
Seda Sucu Member

Mentoring Subcommittee

Nadia Papamichail Chair
Antuela Tako Member
Büsra Atamer Balkan Member
Kathy Kotiadis Member
Sonya Crowe Member

Related Documents

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Imposter Syndrome: WORAN event slides Ruth Kaufman 25/02/2021 1.00  
Survive and Thrive: WORAN July Event Slides Frances O'Brien 16/07/2020 1.00  
OR Lockdown and You - Post Event Report Ruth Kaufman 01/06/2020 1.00  

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Come to our next event

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Mentoring in Practice

Date: 23 November 2021 13.00 - 14.30

Are you interested in giving or receiving mentoring support? Have you been a mentor or a mentee before? What are your experiences? Would you like to get involved in mentoring activities?

This interactive session will hear from academics and practitioners about their experience in mentoring during their career, to provide an opportunity to discuss different approaches to the subject. We will discuss insights on setting up formal and informal mentoring schemes to provide further opportunity for participants to reflect on how they personally engage, or could in future engage, with mentoring activities. 


Julia Bennell Executive Dean Leeds University Business School (University of Leeds)

Theresa Chambers, Head of Energy and Security Analysis (BEIS)

Rosemary Byde, Head of Colleague Data and Analytics (NatWest Group)

Kathy Kotiadis Reader in Management Science/Operational Research (University of Kent)

Discover the benefits and opportunities from mentoring and register for your place on this insightful event.




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