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

Person Role
Frances O'Brien
Annunziata Esposito
Nadia Papmichael Committee Member
Kathy Kotiadis Committee Member
Antuela Anthi Tako
Committee Member
Djamila Ouelhad Committee Member
Gillian Groom
Committee Member

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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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Fast and Furious and Early Career Lightning Talks

Join us on Wednesday March 17th at 1.00pm, for our next lively energetic event.

8 Early Career women from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences will each give a 5 minute lightning talk. We hope that these talks will provide everyone with a valuable opportunity to spark discussion, discover potential collaborators and give/receive feedback.

Come and watch the speakers rise to the challenge of summarising their work in only 5 minutes! All are welcome to attend this event – early-career professionals/researchers, established researchers/professionals, and members of the public are all encouraged to join. There will be time for networking after each round of talks.  

What people said after WORAN’s ‘Fast and Furious’ lightning talk event in summer 2020: “Great range of speakers”; “such a lot of knowledge transferred in such a short amount of time”; “fascinating”; “more like this, please”.

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Provisional Programme:

13:00 Welcome

13.10 Round one of lightning talks (4 Speakers)

13.25 Networking breakout

13.40 Round two of lightning talks (4 Speakers)

14.05 Networking breakout

14.20 Feedback

14.30 Close

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Date for your diary:

26th April 2021, 14:00 - 17:00

WORAN Wikithon: Raising the profile of women in OR/analytics




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