Women in OR & Analytics Network Launch Event

15 October 2019
Royal Society, London

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Calling all women in OR and analytics: support the launch of a network created for you

Come to the Royal Society in London on 15 October 2019 for the launch event of the Women in OR and Analytics Network (WORAN) – and let's make a party of it!

Women from all sectors and career stages are gathering to hear stories of overcoming professional hurdles in a gender-biased industry, and we have a place reserved for you.

As well as hearing from some great speakers about hot-topic issues in the profession, you'll be building a better work environment for all women whilst widening your own professional circle.

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Meet the committee organisers

Kathy Kotiadia

Kathy Kotiadis

Frances O'Brien

Frances O'Brien

Nadia Papamichail

Nadia Papamichail

Gillian Groom

Gillian Groom


Annunziata Esposito-Amideo

Meet the Speakers:

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Diversity: What is it, why do we care and what can we do?

Dr Eugénie Hunsicker

The first half of this talk will give some background on Dr Hunsicker’s life, career and experiences working in STEM diversity. The second half will talk about what research in business, philosophy, cognitive science and information science tell us about the benefits of diversity and the mechanisms of inequality. The third half (!) of the talk will lay out some proposal for and challenges to the community to improve both our work and our culture.

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History of the “gender gap” in mathematics

Professor June Barrow-Green

Throughout history there have been women who have loved mathematics and, often in defiance of the social and intellectual mores of the day, have proved themselves to be extremely good at it. This talk shall introduce a number of these women, describe some of the difficulties they encountered and the reactions they generated, as well as highlighting what they achieved. We shall also look at the situation for women mathematicians post-1970, both the problems and the initiatives developed to tackle them.


What to expect

This FREE event will include a short talk giving an overview of the current picture of women in OR and analytics, including the recent study’s findings on a range of aspects that directly impact their careers. We hope that this session will not only entice membership to the network, but will also map out the key targets for the network to address for the future.

  • 13:00 Welcome tea & coffee
  • 13:30 Welcome from the President
  • 13:45 Speakers
  • 15:45 Networking time
  • 16:45 Farewell

Everyone is welcome – including men

Men are welcome because everyone is welcome. Whilst the event is primarily targeted at women in OR, we welcome everyone to join us and support the ORS Women in OR and Analytics Network!

The best solution to one gender imbalance may not come from a forum which creates a different gender imbalance. Including men's perspectives and experiences can add to the conversation, widen awareness and create allies.

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Royal Society
6-9 Carlton Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science.

Closest tube: Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus
Bus routes: 12, 13, 15 and 453
On-street parking available Sat Nav: SW1Y 5AG

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This is your network

This network brings women together to share the knowledge and experience that is organic to this group, to widen networks and opportunities and to amplify members' voices.

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 each new generation of young women launching into their OR and analytics careers.

Women in OR & Analytics Network

A networking group for women in OR & analytics.

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