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International Women's Day: spotlight on Women@Manchester

03 Mar 2023

Celebrating our Women@Manchester staff network


This network is intended to complement the existing vibrant networks that we have across our University.  

Co-chairs Rachel Cowen and Adèle MacKinlay said: “Embracing equity is critical to our success. Through our EDI strategy, embedding equity and inclusion in all that we do and in the way that we do things we are striving to ensure we create a culture of opportunity, empowerment and achievement for everyone.” 

Rachel Cowen is Professor of Academic and Researcher Development, Academic Lead for Gender and Sexual Orientation Equality and Co-chair of the Athena Swan self-assessment team (SAT) and Women@Manchester Network. 

Adèle MacKinlay is Director of People and Organisational Development, Co-chair of the Athena Swan SAT and Women@Manchester Network and Deputy CEO of the Women’s Higher Education Network. 

What does Women@Manchester do? 

The Women@Manchester network is about creating a group who can learn from, work with and support each other’s careers and the conditions for success whilst in parallel continuing to accelerate gender equity within our University.  

Women@Manchester run a variety of events throughout the year and all staff are encouraged to attend. 

How can I get involved?