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
Annunziata Esposito

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
Annunziata Esposito Amideo Chair
Hugo Herrera 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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Title Author Published Rev
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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Demystifying LinkedIn: a WORAN event for everyone working in OR and Analytics

Join us on Tuesday 27th July 2021, 13:00pm for our next WORAN event - Demystifying LinkedIn: How to build authentic connections.

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About The Event

We are delighted to welcome Hazel Muhtar for an insightful discussion on the use of LinkedIn in building meaningful contacts and networks.

Speaker 1: Hazal Muhtar, Head of Analytics for Consumer Products, Transfer Wise

Hazal Muhtar, former Insights Program Manager for LinkedIn, will be leading an interactive discussion on how LinkedIn can be a powerful platform to create a genuine professional community that you can lean on to get feedback on your work, find meaningful opportunities to share your research, analyses and industry insights, and also give back to those who are just starting their professional journey that may not have the same access to information as some of us do. She'll get everyone playing with their LinkedIn accounts and feed to cater it to their specific needs and goals to maximize the value you can get from the platform.


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