Women Members Network
The number of women members of the RSC is constantly increasing especially amongst student members where female students now equal male students studying the chemical sciences.
The RSC is committed to providing services relevant to the scientific and professional needs of women in the chemical sciences and actively promotes the entry and re-entry of women to the profession.
One of the ways in which we support our women members is through our Women Members Network which provides support and essential networking opportunities for members to meet others in their area of work or who are facing the same issues.
Regional network events vary from simple social events to lectures on professional development or a broader scientific topic.
Details of meetings are published in RSC News, which is distributed to all members of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The RSC has initiated several programmes aimed at improving the status of women in chemistry, and is continuously investigating ways in which it can develop and increase the role of women in science - its association with organisations such as AWiSE (Association for Women in Science and Engineering), The Daphne Jackson Trust, UKRC (UK Resource Centre for Women in Science and Engineering), WiTEC (European Association for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) and the WNC (Women's National Commission) are examples of this practice.
Forthcoming events organised by the Women Members Network
Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering
The Cambridge branch of AWiSE
The Daphne Jackson Trust
Supporting Returners to Science and Engineering
UK Resource Centre for Women in SET
Funded by the Department of Trade and Industry as part of their Strategy for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
WiTEC - The European Association for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
A non-profit European association which provides activities and networking opportunities for women in science, engineering and technology
WNC - The Women's National Commission
The official, independent, advisory body giving the views of women to the Government
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Contact and Further Information
Dr Sarah Hobbs MRSC
Member Networks Specialist
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432283