Women in OR & Analytics Network - past meetings archive

Previous Online Events



Watch here 11 Oct 2022 - WORAN Land Lecture

watch here 21 July 2022 - Summer Lunchtime Social:Invisible Women

watch here 23 June 2022 -Exploring Gender Bias in the Operational Research and Analytics profession with systems thinking

watch here 19 May 2022 - WORAN / PA joint event - The gender pay-gap

watch here 28 April 2022 - Women making a difference with OR and analytics - Lightning Talks

watch here 17 March 2022 - Challenging everyday sexism at work

watch here 19 January 2022 - Science Communication for Operational Research


Watch here  23 November 2021 - Mentoring in Practice

watch here  10 October 2021 - Annual Autumn Event: Light of the home, light of the business: the Filipina as an OR professional with Elise del Rosario

Watch here  26 August 2021 - OR for a better world: in 5 minutes

watch here  27 July 2021, 13.00 - 14.30 - Demystifying LinkedIn: How to build authentic connections

24 June 2021 - WORAN's joint meeting with Southern OR Group: “Serendipity: Reflections on my weird career” and “WORAN in the time of COVID

18 May 2021 - Reflections on the intersection of OR and public communication

watch here  26 April 2021 - WORAN Wikithon: Raising the profile of women in OR/analytics

watch here  15 March 2021 - Lightning talks and early careers

18 February 2021 - Living with imposter syndrome

Watch here  22 January 2021 - WOMEN: Stereotypes throughout life



13 August 2021 - Lightning Talks: Fast and furious

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Recordings of all previous online WORAN events can be found on The OR Society's Youtube page. 

'Survive and Thrive': Our July online event

This event consisted of small-group discussions (maximum of 6 participants) addressing personal challenges and opportunities. Participants were able to bring their questions and issues to the table, for shared reflection and support.

Date: 15 July 2020

Time: 16:00 - 17:20

Topics included:

  • “Working and single parenthood” led by Frances O’Brien, Warwick Business School
  • “Living with imposter syndrome” led by Ruth Kaufman OBE, FORS, and former President of the OR Society
  • “Getting professional accreditation” led by Gavin Blackett, Executive Director, The OR Society
  • “Flexible working: keeping the good bits, losing the bad from the last three months” led by Suzanne Harrison FORS, Director of CORDA, BAe Systems
  • “What sort of mentoring scheme for WORAN?” led by Nadia Papamichael, University of Manchester

'Fast and Furious': August online event

This August event showcased women’s contribution to OR, consisting of 6 lightning talks from women representing much of the diversity of OR: senior, mid- and early-career, practitioner and academic, and a whole variety of methods and applications. 

Date: 13 August 2020

Time: 16:00 - 17:20


  • Theresa Chambers, Head of Energy and Security Analysis, BEIS
  • Deborah Lentle, Consultant, DecisionLab
  • Lucy Morgan, Lecturer, Management Science, Lancaster University
  • Jana Ries, Portsmouth University
  • Ramune Šabaniene, Head of Housing BI and Analytics, Danske Bank
  • Prof Maureen Meadows, Professor of Strategic Management at Coventry University