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The Queen's Women's Network
40 Years of Women at Queen's Working Group Photo

The Queen’s Women’s Network

A place for independent minds to connect

The first women matriculated at Queen’s in 1979. To mark the 40th anniversary, a group of Queenswomen from all four decades has joined with the College to plan a series of events and initiatives.

The Queen’s Women’s Network
The Network will provide professional and social networking opportunities for all Old Members, especially women. It will help everyone, within and across the generations, to celebrate success, promote equality and inclusion, and champion change. We hope, too, that the Network will enable careers support and two-way mentoring, about which more in 2018.

Opportunities to participate
Please note preliminary plans and volunteer to get involved, we won’t be able to do this without you!

  • Establishing the Network in 2018: ensure College has your contact details, we aim to hold events in Oxford, London and around the world – please volunteer to arrange or host an initial get together of any size in your area during the year. There are nearly 2,000 Queenswomen across the globe and we’d really like to connect – more to follow; in the meantime, please update your details.
  • March 2018: International Women’s Daysave the date for an event in West London hosted by Catherine Palmer (1981, 1993), Legal Director of international fashion house Joseph at their Westbourne Grove store. More details here.
  • Establishing an archive: to tell the story of women’s involvement in the College, showcase the diversity of all types of Queenswomen, their backgrounds and life journeys, understand the range of different experiences women had during their time at College and give support to other Queenswomen by drawing on experiences across the generations.
  • March 2019: Kicking off a year of celebratory events with a celebratory dinner for Queenswomen in Hall and culminating with.... 
  • Summer 2020: A garden party for all Old Members and their families.

How to get involved: make sure College has your up to date details, look out for news of events, archive and celebration plans, consider hosting a get together in your region. Join the College’s LinkedIn and Facebook groups for regular updates: LinkedIn and Facebook.

Wendy Burt (1979), Chair and Anna Thorne, Development Director